NASCAR race results from Martinsville Speedway; Final playoff elimination event
The NASCAR Cup Series machines are unloaded in Martinsville, Virginia for the final playoff elimination race of the season. The half-mile of Martinsville Speedway is set to host the Xfinity 500.
View Martinsville race results for the NASCAR Cup Series below.
8 drivers enter this race with a chance to advance into the championship round. Four of those driver will be eliminated after this race.
Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott set the front row. 500 laps of short track racing are up next…
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 130 (1-130 / 500)
Green flag, Larson clears Elliott before turn one as the teammates work together early.
Lap 69, Larson wiggles and misses the bottom into turn one. Elliott sticks his nose on the inside, Elliott takes over the lead.
Lap 100, Christopher Bell is the car on the move. He’s the fastest car on the track and he’s climbed from 20th to 10th.
12 to go in stage one, Elliott bobbles and misses the bottom. Hamlin gives him a shot in the bumper. Elliott moves to the top lane and runs a defensive line. Hamlin fills the inside lane and drives right by.
Denny Hamlin wins stage one at Martinsville Speedway!
Martinsville Race Results (Stage 1) : 1. Denny Hamlin; 2. Chase Elliott; 3. Cole Custer; 4. Kyle Larson; 5. Chase Briscoe; 6. Brad Keselowski; 7. Christopher Bell; 8. Ryan Blaney; 9. Ross Chastain; 10. Daniel Suarez;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 130 (131-260 / 500)
Pit Penalty: Briscoe drops to the rear after the fuel can was removed from his pit box.
Green flag on stage two, Hamlin clears Elliott to hold the race lead.
Lap 189, Tyler Reddick pulls to the garage, “My head hurts.”
Lap 235, BJ McLeod pulls to the pit lane with a left front fire, no caution. The crew lifts the hood to extinguish it.
Denny Hamlin dives away to win stage two by 6 seconds! Only 13 cars remain on the lead lap.
Martinsville Race Results (Stage 2) : 1. Denny Hamlin; 2. Chase Elliott; 3. Kyle Larson; 4. Cole Custer; 5. Christopher Bell; 6. Ryan Blaney; 7. Brad Keselowski; 8. Joey Logano; 9. Ross Chastain; 10. Daniel Suarez;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 240 (261-500 / 500)
Green flag on stage three, Hamlin is clear into turn one as Larson spins his tires.
Lap 274, Chastain locks up the front wheels into turn three. He slides up the track and into the left rear of Brad Keselowski. The caution is out as Keselowski backs it into the fence.
Green, Hamlin clears Elliott to hold the lead.
Lap 320, Austin Dillon slams the outside wall with a brake failure and the caution is out!
Hamlin leads the leaders to the pit lane. Bell wins the race to the pit exit.
Green, Bell leads as Elliott holds off Blaney for 2nd.
Playoff Elimination Update: Bell leads and he would advance if he wins. That has placed Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain on the playoff bubble. Hamlin is +5 over Chastain as they run.
Lap 392, JJ Yeley spins in turn three, caution.
Green, Bell clears Blaney to hold the race lead.
75 to go
75 to go, Bell leads Blaney and Elliott by 1 second.
50 to go, Ryan Blaney has climbed to the bumper of Bell as they work lap traffic. Blaney also needs a win in order to advance.
34 to go, Landon Cassill slams the outside wall with a part failure and the caution is out.
Bell leads most of the leaders to the pit lane. Briscoe and Custer stay out. Larson wins the race to the pit exit with two tires. Bell restarts 6th, the first with four fresh tires.
Playoff Elimination Update: Chastain and Hamlin remain on the playoff bubble. Chastain is now +4 after Hamlin had a slow pit stop.
Green, Briscoe leads Custer off turn two. Both cars are making it work on old tires.
21 to go
21 to go, Hamlin shoves Chastain for 11th! Chastain shoves him back! He runs him wide off the corner. Hamlin is able to take the position.
16 to go, Larson and Bell bang doors for 4th.
Playoff Elimination Update: Hamlin runs 10th as Chastain runs 12th. They’re tied at the playoff bubble.
10 to go, Hamlin takes 8th away from Logano.
8 to go, Bell works to the outside of Keselowski for 2nd. Keselowski runs him wide but Bell completes the pass on the outside.
5 to go, Bell shoves Briscoe for the lead. Bell takes the spot!
3 to go, Hamlin and Chastain are tied at the playoff bubble again.
2 to go, Hamlin shoves Byron for 5th.
1 to go, Chastain rides the wall in turn three. He’s flying around the outside! He never lifted for the corner! The car is destroyed but he gained five positions with that move! Chastain will run for a championship. Chastain went from 10th to 5th in one corner.
Christopher Bell wins at Martinsville Speedway!
October 30, 2022
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Christopher Bell
2. Kyle Larson
3. Ryan Blaney
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Ross Chastain
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Joey Logano
8. William Byron
9. Bubba Wallace
10. Chase Briscoe
11. Chase Elliott
12. Harrison Burton
13. Daniel Suarez
14. Todd Gilliland
15. Cole Custer
16. Aric Almirola
17. Kevin Harvick
18. Michael McDowell
19. Erik Jones
20. Ty Gibbs
21. Martin Truex Jr
22. Corey LaJoie
23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
24. AJ Allmendinger
25. Chris Buescher
26. Noah Gragson
27. Austin Cindric
28. Justin Haley
29. Cody Ware
30. Kyle Busch
31. JJ Yeley
32. Ty Dillon
33. Landon Cassill
34. Austin Dillon
35. BJ McLeod
36. Tyler Reddick
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver | Wins | Points
1. Joey Logano
1 Win (In Round)
2. Christopher Bell
1 Win (In Round)
3. Chase Elliott
4. Ross Chastain
— Eliminated from Championship Race —
5. Denny Hamlin
8. Chase Briscoe