Laps Led: 187
Stage 1 Finish: 1st
Stage 2 Finish: 2nd
Point Standings: 1st
Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang team capped off a historic season for Team Penske with their second NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) title following Logano’s fourth win of the season at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday afternoon. In taking home the hardware, Logano became the first driver to win multiple NCS titles for Team Penske. The 2022 season saw the team capture the NTT INDYCAR SERIES crown with Will Power, winning both championships for the first time in their 56-year history. With Logano’s win in the Clash at The Coliseum and Austin Cindric’s triumph in the Daytona 500, it was a special year for Team Penske. The Shell-Pennzoil crew set the tone for Sunday’s 312-lap finale by taking the pole position on Saturday afternoon. When the green flag fell, a determined Logano kept his Ford machine at the front of field consistently, spending only one lap behind any of the other Championship 4 competitors. Over the final run of the race, Ryan Blaney drove to the back bumper of his Team Penske teammate but was not able to make it past as Logano took the checkered flag.
“We did it! We’re champions again, yes! Oh, my God, I’m so excited. Thank you to everybody, my team. You guys are amazing. Gave me a good race car, good pit stop there at the end, got us up in front. Boy, that was just intense there at the end. It’s all about championships. That’s what it’s all about, and we worked so hard the last couple weeks trying to put ourselves in position. And everything that happened in 2020, I knew we just wanted to have a solid run and do this today. I can’t thank Ford and Shell-Pennzoil enough for supporting me over the last 10 years, getting us a couple championships today. All our partners at Team Penske, everybody that works on these cars. It’s such a big deal to win these championships. It impacts so many people’s lives.”