mobile-menu-icon
Ford Authority

Nascar Ford Teams Perform Well At Watkins Glen 2022: Video

A pair of Nascar Ford teams showed the way for a combined 30 laps at Watkins Glen on August 21st, 2022, but none of those laps led were the last one.

Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 34 Ford Mustang, started in third place. His Mustang was strong throughout the weekend, and he captured the lead early, passing polesitter Chase Elliott’s No. 9 Chevy Camaro ZL1 just four laps into the race. However, a pit stop cycle put the No. 17 Mustang of Chris Buescher in the lead to capture the first stage win.

Stage 2 was the Joey Logano show, as the No. 22 Mustang slipped into the lead on Lap 28, passing Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota TRD Camry and capturing the stage win. When the green flag fell on Stage 3, McDowell’s No. 34 nosed back up to the front, passing Elliott’s No. 9 Camaro for the lead once again. However, McDowell’s No. 34 Mustang was out-braked by Elliott’s No. 9 Camaro, giving the lead back to the Chevy.

The Nascar Ford teams fell off in the latter stage of the race. On the final restart, which occurred after a caution with five laps to go, Elliott’s No. 9 Camaro and Kyle Larson’s No. 5 Camaro made contact at the front of the field, allowing Larson to claim the lead. Larson’s No. 5 Camaro never looked back, leading the No. 16 Camaro of AJ Allmendinger across the line, while Logano’s No. 22 Mustang salvaged a third-place finish after leading 15 laps. McDowell, whose No. 34 Mustang commanded 14 laps, finished sixth.

It’s worth noting that the final regular season race occurs this coming weekend at Daytona, and Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Mustang is in danger of being eliminated from the championship if he is outperformed by other drivers below the cut line. Blaney has yet to win a point-paying race in 2022.

Nascar Cup Series Race Results, Watkins Glen, August 21, 2022
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 2 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 90 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 6 16 AJ Allmendinger(i) Action Industries Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 20 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 90 15 Ford Mustang
4 1 9 Chase Elliott Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet 90 29 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
5 9 99 Daniel Suarez Princess Cruises Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 3 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 90 14 Ford Mustang
7 5 8 Tyler Reddick KCMG Chevrolet 90 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
8 38 20 Christopher Bell DeWalt Toyota 90 0 Toyota TRD Camry
9 7 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 90 0 Ford Mustang
10 31 43 Erik Jones FOCUSfactor Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 29 41 Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Ford 90 7 Ford Mustang
12 24 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford 90 0 Ford Mustang
13 8 2 Austin Cindric # Menards/Richmond Ford 90 0 Ford Mustang
14 11 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 21 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Sugarlands/Ball Park Buns Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
16 28 42 Ty Dillon Allegiant Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 12 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Off Road Chevrolet 90 6 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
18 13 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 15 6 Brad Keselowski Violet Defense Ford 90 0 Ford Mustang
20 22 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota 90 0 Toyota TRD Camry
21 18 1 Ross Chastain Worldwide Express Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
22 4 24 William Byron RaptorTough.com Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 25 19 Martin Truex Jr. Reser's Fine Foods Toyota 90 0 Toyota TRD Camry
24 26 12 Ryan Blaney Wurth Ford 90 0 Ford Mustang
25 14 14 Chase Briscoe Ford Performance Racing School Ford 90 7 Ford Mustang
26 16 45 Ty Gibbs(i) Toyota SmartPath Toyota 90 0 Toyota TRD Camry
27 32 7 Corey LaJoie Raze Energy Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 30 21 Harrison Burton # DEX Imaging Ford 90 0 Ford Mustang
29 35 10 Aric Almirola Go Bowling Ford 90 0 Ford Mustang
30 33 77 Mike Rockenfeller Nations Guard Chevrolet 90 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 17 15 Joey Hand FordPro.com Ford 90 0 Ford Mustang
32 10 18 Kyle Busch Snickers Toyota 89 0 Toyota TRD Camry
33 34 27 * Loris Hezemans(i) Hezeberg Systems Ford 89 0 Ford Mustang
34 39 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Ford 88 0 Ford Mustang
35 23 23 Bubba Wallace SiriusXM Radio Toyota 83 0 Toyota TRD Camry
36 36 26 * Daniil Kvyat Hezeberg Systems Toyota 58 0 Toyota TRD Camry
37 27 91 * Kimi Raikkonen Recogni Chevrolet 44 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
38 19 38 Todd Gilliland # MDStrucking.com Ford 28 5 Ford Mustang
39 37 78 Kyle Tilley Brush Creek Valley Farms Ford 15 0 Ford Mustang

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

Subscribe to Ford Authority for more Nascar newsFord Mustang news and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

Subscribe to Ford Authority

For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. It's totally free.

Comments

  1. M. S. Watchdog

    Who was the 3rd guy to Discover America? Nobody knows and Nobody Cares! If you not lead dog the view never changes!

    Reply
  2. jerry w guess

    nascar has it just the way they want it , race is over all the people in charge head home in their loaner vehicle from General Motors, real level , all the chevy’s are equal

    Reply

Leave a comment

Cancel