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Stat Sheet: Sparking Numbers From Daytona 500 Weekend 2022

Chase Briscoe leads a pack of cars in the 2020 Daytona 500. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just like that, another crazy and memorable Daytona 500 weekend is behind us. Daytona International Speedway is a place that is loaded with 60-plus years of history, and history continues to grow on from it with each race that’s held there. New  storylines have come out of this season-opening weekend, from Austin Cindric’s maiden Cup Series win on Sunday to Myatt Snider’s scary flip on Saturday and everything in between.

Xfinity Breakdown: Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 Ends in a Big One

2022 Daytona NXS Austin Hill victory lane NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Welcome to the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season! NASCAR fans were treated to a great one on Saturday evening (Feb. 19) that ended with NXS rookie Austin Hill taking his first series victory at Daytona International Speedway.

It ended just about as “Daytona” as anybody could expect, with Anthony Alfredo (No. 23) getting into the right rear of Myatt Snider, resulting in Snider’s No. 31 car getting turned on the last lap. Snider went end over end and caught air, which flung him into the catchfence on the backstretch. The engine was ejected during the crash, but Snider was able to walk out of the car afterward.

Austin Hill Survives Scary Last-Lap Wreck, Wins Xfinity Series Daytona 300-Miler

2022 Daytona NXS Ryan Sieg Brandon Jones Myatt Snider crash backstretch NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rookie Austin Hill fought through a late-race wreck and narrowly edged out AJ Allmendinger to win the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at Daytona on Saturday (Feb. 19).

Myatt Snider was simply happy to emerge unscathed, overshadowing what was the most competitive Daytona Speedweeks race to date.

Last-Lap Xfinity Wreck at Daytona Rips Engine From Myatt Snider’s Car

2022 Daytona NXS crash car Matt Mills JF Electric Zach Sturniolo

(Photo: Zach Sturniolo, Frontstretch)

Myatt Snider entered the last lap contending for the win in the 2022 Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300. He left the track, moments later, airborne with the engine detached from his car. Snider suffered just minor injuries after a terrifying wreck that sent his No. 31 TaxSlayer Chevrolet flipping and into the backstretch wall …

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Daniel Hemric Begins Title Defense With Pole Win At Daytona 300-Miler

2021 Phoenix NXS Daniel Hemric championship trophy Sean Gardner Getty

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Daniel Hemric claimed the NASCAR Xfinity Series title last year by scoring his first career win at Phoenix Raceway. Saturday (Feb. 19), Hemric picked up right where he left off, winning the pole for the 2022 season-opening Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300. at Daytona International Speedway. With a 182.849 mph lap, Hemric scored his …

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NASCAR 101: A Menagerie of Unknowns, Potential Surprises at Daytona

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Things couldn’t be more nebulous to begin the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.

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