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Stock Car Scoop: How Many 1st-Time Winners Will NASCAR Have in 2022?

NASCAR wrapped up its West Coast swing at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, where Chase Briscoe survived a three-way battle between first-time win candidates to score his first career victory in the Arizona desert.

Did the semi-lackluster race at the site of the season finale make Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek lose faith in the quality of the 2022 championship race? How many first-time winners will we see in total this year? The duo discuss these topics, more wheel issues and more.

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See also
Chase Briscoe Scores 1st Career NASCAR Cup Win at Phoenix

About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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