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Two Nascar Ford Teams Eliminated, One DQ’d At Martinsville Fall 2022: Video

Joey Logano’s No. 22 Nascar Ford Mustang will be the sole Blue Oval racer in the Championship 4 at Phoenix next weekend. Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Mustang and Chase Briscoe’s No. 14 Mustang were both eliminated from Playoffs contention after the Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on October 30th, 2022. Meanwhile, Brad Keselowski’s No. 6 Mustang was stripped of its fourth-place finish after failing post-race inspection.

Blaney’s No. 12 Nascar Ford suffered two poor races in a row at Las Vegas and again at Homestead-Miami. As a result, he was well below the Playoffs cutoff line and needed a win to advance to the Championship 4. Unfortunately, his third-place finish at Martinsville was not enough.

Briscoe’s No. 14 Mustang held the lead on a restart with 24 laps left, but was passed by eventual winner Christopher Bell in the No. 20 Toyota TRD Camry and ultimately bumped out of the Playoffs as a result. “Yeah, we were obviously on a lot older tires there,” Briscoe said. “Thought there for a little bit I was going to be OK. I just fell off a cliff pretty hard. I should have used the wall. Pretty good deal to use there,” he added, referencing competitor Ross Chastain, who literally used the wall as a bumper for his No. 1 Chevy Camaro ZL1 to race his way into the Championship 4.

Keselowski’s No. 6 Mustang was disqualified after the race, as his race car did not meet the minimum weight requirement when it was taken to the scales. As a result, he was credited with a last-place finish.

The four drivers now eligible for the championship in the final race of the 2022 Cup Series season are as follows:

  • Ross Chastain, No. 1 Chevy Camaro ZL1
  • Chase Elliott, No. 9 Chevy Camaro ZL1
  • Joey Logano, No. 22 Ford Mustang
  • Christopher Bell, No. 20 Toyota TRD Camry

Nascar Cup Series Race Results, Martinsville Speedway, October 30,2022
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 20 20 Christopher Bell (P) DeWalt Toyota 500 150 Toyota TRD Camry
2 1 5 Kyle Larson (P) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 500 68 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 4 12 Ryan Blaney (P) Discount Tire Ford 500 0 Ford Mustang
4 9 1 Ross Chastain (P) Moose Fraternity Chevrolet 500 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
5 11 11 Denny Hamlin (P) FedEx Freight Direct Toyota 500 203 Toyota TRD Camry
6 12 22 Joey Logano (P) Shell Pennzoil Ford 500 0 Ford Mustang
7 25 24 William Byron (P) Liberty University Chevrolet 500 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
8 24 45 Bubba Wallace Leidos Toyota 500 0 Toyota TRD Camry
9 3 14 Chase Briscoe (P) Rush Truck Centers/Cummins Ford 500 25 Ford Mustang
10 2 9 Chase Elliott (P) NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 500 54 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 10 21 Harrison Burton # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 500 0 Ford Mustang
12 7 99 Daniel Suarez Worldwide Expess Chevrolet 500 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 19 38 Todd Gilliland # Moji Sushi Ford 500 0 Ford Mustang
14 5 41 Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Ford 500 0 Ford Mustang
15 15 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 500 0 Ford Mustang
16 8 4 Kevin Harvick BOOsch Light Ford 500 0 Ford Mustang
17 13 34 Michael McDowell Fr8Auctions.com Ford 500 0 Ford Mustang
18 23 43 Erik Jones U.S. Air Force Chevrolet 498 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 26 23 Ty Gibbs(i) Monster Energy Toyota 498 0 Toyota TRD Camry
20 27 19 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 498 0 Toyota TRD Camry
21 14 7 Corey LaJoie ARK.io Chevrolet 498 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
22 31 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger/Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevrolet 498 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 21 16 AJ Allmendinger(i) Pardon My Cheesesteak Chevrolet 498 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
24 22 17 Chris Buescher Fifth Third Bank Ford 497 0 Ford Mustang
25 17 48 Noah Gragson(i) Ally Chevrolet 497 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
26 30 2 Austin Cindric # Menards/Richmond Ford 497 0 Ford Mustang
27 29 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 497 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 36 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT UBCF Ford 495 0 Ford Mustang
29 18 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Halloween Toyota 494 0 Toyota TRD Camry
30 35 15 JJ Yeley(i) Rad Cats Ford 488 0 Ford Mustang
31 32 42 Ty Dillon U.S. Space Force Chevrolet 466 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
32 33 77 Landon Cassill(i) Nations Guard Chevrolet 460 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 16 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet 316 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 34 78 BJ McLeod(i) Motorsport Games Halloween Ford 225 0 Ford Mustang
35 28 8 Tyler Reddick 3CHI Chevrolet 188 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
36 6 6 Brad Keselowski Kohler Generators Ford 500 0 Ford Mustang

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver
P – Playoffs eligible

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

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