Week 38 GFT NASCAR AI Driver Rankings: Logano Wins Phoenix Race and 2nd Cup Championship

6 November 2022
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
Go Full Throttle Racing News

AVONDALE, Ariz. — It was the perfect ending to a season Joey Logano started with a win who proclaimed all season “The 22 in 22.” The Team Penske driver dominated Sunday‘s NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway. Logano started on the pole, won the first stage, led a race-high 187 laps, won the race and claimed his second series championship (2018, 2022).

With the win, Logano joins two-time champion Kyle Busch as only the second active driver in the series to earn more than one title. The victory was his fourth of the season, his third at Phoenix and the 31st of his career in his 507th Cup start.

Back in February, Logano began the season by winning the competitive debut of NASCAR‘s Next Gen car in the exhibition Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. On Sunday, he closed the season with the win to book end his 2022 campaign and take home the Championship.

FINAL 2022 GFT NASCAR AI DRIVER RANKING:

Week 38 and FINAL 2022 NASCAR GFT Top 25 AI Driver Rankings following the NASCAR Cup Championship race at Phoenix Raceway on November 6, 2022 (Image: GFT Digital / gofullthrottle.net)

FINAL 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Box Score:

Week 38 and FINAL Go Full Throttle 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Box Score (Image: GFT Digital / gofullthrottle.net)

41 Cup Series races in the 2022 season, the final numbers are:
WINS:
Chevrolet = 20
Ford = 13
Toyota = 8
After a solid 20 wins, it must be noted that Chevrolet was shut out at Championship weekend in Phoenix. Ford won the Truck and Cup series Championships, while Toyota won the ARCA and Xfinity Championships.

Credit: AVONDALE, ARIZONA — NOVEMBER 06: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, crosses the finish line ahead of Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Dutch Boy Ford, to win the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 06, 2022 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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