Chase Elliott takes his First Win of the 2022 Season

Chase Elliott takes his first win of the 2022 season in the NASCAR Cup Series DuraMAX Drydene 400 at Dover Motor Speedway on Monday.

NASCAR Cup Series standings leader Chase Elliott earned his first victory of the season in Monday’s weather-delayed DuraMAX Drydene 400 at Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway.

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Weather Forces the NASCAR Cup Series Race to be Postponed at Dover

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Weather forces the NASCAR Cup Series race to be postponed at Dover Motor Speedway until Monday, May 2nd at noon ET.

The DuraMAX Drydene 400 at Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway will resume Monday at noon ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) after rain showers forced a race stoppage on Sunday afternoon.

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William Byron Wins a Wild NASCAR Cup Series Race at Transformed Atlanta

HAMPTON, GEORGIA – MARCH 20: William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 20, 2022, in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

William Byron wins a wild NASCAR Cup Series Race at transformed Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday.

HAMPTON, Ga. – It was superspeedway racing with all the trimmings.

‘New’ Atlanta Motor Speedway produced a fifth different 2022 winner—William Byron, who managed to keep an angry pack of drafting cars behind him for the final ten laps of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

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Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman Take the Front Row for Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 16: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet, and Alex Bowman, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, pose in Ruoff Victory Lane after qualifying on the front row for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2022, in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman take the front row for the Daytona 500 during NASCAR Cup Series qualifying on Wednesday night.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson has started 2022 off the way he ended 2021 – out front. The 29-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver won the pole position for Sunday’s Daytona 500 season-opener with a lap of 181.159 mph in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Wednesday night at Daytona International Speedway.

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2022 NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 15: A general view of the grandstands as the sun sets 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 Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

2022 NASCAR Cup Series power ranking comes before the first points-paying race of the year, the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

The 2022 NASCAR season is just a few days away, which means the excitement and anticipation are building. With the Next-Gen car making its debut, drivers like Harrison Burton, Austin Cindric, and Justin Haley moving up to Cup full-time, and teams such as 23XI Racing, Trackhouse Racing, and Kaulig Racing expanding their operations, there is plenty to look forward to heading into 2022. While there have been some shake-ups in terms of expectations coming into the season, some parts of NASCAR remain the same from last year, and the first edition of this season’s power rankings showcase that.  

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