Approaching the tense final laps of the finale, Alex Bowman, in his first race again after struggling a concussion, collided with Michael McDowell on the again straight on lap 268, which introduced out the sixth warning of the race.
All of the lead-lap automobiles duly pitted, with Chase Briscoe first off pitroad. Through the warning, a fireplace erupted below the #Ford of Brad Keselowski because it rounded Flip four. He was in a position to safely exit the automotive as the fireplace was extinguished.
Logano ran down Briscoe and handed him for the lead with 29 of 312 laps remaining, after which held off his Penske team-mate Blaney by zero.301 seconds to win the race and his second Cup title to go along with his first from 2018.
It caps an unbelievable 2022 for Penske, after Will Energy gave the organisation its 17th IndyCar title again in September, whereas Logano’s second NASCAR championship, each scored with the group, is Penske’s third general.
Chastain – the quickest automotive on the observe on the finish – completed third, 1.2 seconds behind Logano. And not using a late warning, Chastain didn’t have sufficient time to catch Logano or Blaney to aim a go.
Logan notched up his fourth win of the 2022 season, with two of them coming within the playoffs.
“We did it! We’re champions once more, sure! Oh, my God, I’m so excited,” Logano mentioned. “Thanks to all people, my group. You guys are superb. Gave me an excellent race automotive, good pitstop there on the finish, acquired us up in entrance. Boy, that was simply intense there on the finish.
“It’s all about championships. That’s what it’s all about, and we labored so laborious the final couple weeks making an attempt to place ourselves in place. And every part that occurred in 2020, I knew we simply wished to have a stable run and do that as we speak.
“It’s such an enormous deal to win these championships. It impacts so many individuals’s lives.”
Logano additionally addressed the demise early Sunday morning of Joe Gibbs Racing vice chairman Coy Gibbs, father of 2022 Xfinity Sequence champion Ty Gibbs and son of NASCAR and NFL Corridor of Famer Joe Gibbs.
“Clearly the information this morning with Coy, too, I don’t know what to assume. However clearly my condolences go to the Gibbs household,” he mentioned. “However simply an unbelievable day for us, and type of blended feelings in the mean time.”
Regardless of having appeared a possible contender for the win, Briscoe ended up ending fourth simply forward of Kevin Harvick fifth.
The opposite two title contenders, Christopher Bell and Chase Elliott, endured a tricky season finale, with Bell down in 10th place whereas Elliott completed 28th having been concerned in an early crash.
That put Chastain as championship runner-up forward of Bell and Elliott.
NASCAR Cup Phoenix outcomes – 312 laps