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Stock Car Scoop: Will NASCAR Surpass 16 Cup Winners in 2022?

Christopher Bell‘s win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday (July 17) made him the 14th different winner in the NASCAR Cup Series’ 2022 season to date.

With six races left until the playoffs, it cuts down the available postseason spots by one. Adam Cheek and Mike Bachmann discuss whether the sport’s premier division will see 16 or more drivers hit victory lane in the regular season, the myriad different track layouts the Cup field has ahead of it prior to the playoffs, how impactful the Bell-Bubba Wallace pit crew swap was and if Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon‘s beef will continue to unfold over the coming weeks.

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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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Let’s say there are 17 winners and Bubba is one of them but he is the last place driver in POINTS and ineligible. Anyone want to bet that the NA$CAR brain trust would invent a “rule” to let him play?

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