NASCAR All-Star Race Results: Ryan Blaney Claims Victory After Messy Texas Sprint

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Caution was thrown to the wind during the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race.

There was a lot of confusion over the format, but what was decisive was Ryan Blaney’s win. Blaney crossed the start and finish line not once, but twice after a late warning extended the race.

Blaney, understandably, was taken aback by the revelation of the caveat:

While the concept was new, the racing went from entertaining to heavy. Erik Jones, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Ross Chastain, and Kyle Larson all hit the wall and thus lost their early $1 million chance. Several other spins also landed cars into the wall.

The Sporting News covered highlights and more from Sunday’s All-Star events:

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NASCAR All-Star Race Results

Ryan Blaney took home All-Star Race honors and the $1 million cash prize (unofficial results):

Position Driver
1 ryan blaney
2 Denny Hamlin
3 Austin Cindric
4 Joey Logan
5 Daniel Suarez
6 Alex Bowman
7 Repairman
8 Chris Buescher
9 Brad Keselowski
ten Christopher Bell
11 William Byron
12 Aric Almirola
13 Kurt Busch
14 Martin Truex Jr.
15 Michael McDowell
16 Bubba Wallace
17 Kevin Harvick
18 Chasing Briscoe
19 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
DNF Erik Jones
DNF Kyle Busch
DNF Ross Chestnut
DNF Chase Elliot
DNF Kyle Larson

NASCAR All-Star Race Live Updates, Texas Highlights

(all Eastern times)

Star Race Results

10:42 p.m. END OF RACE: Blaney wins after a problem with his window net. A long, long night of racing is coming to an end.

10:41 p.m.: One final restart: Blaney gets a push from Austin Cindric. Hamlin and Cindric fight for #2.

10:26 p.m.: Confusion at the “end” of the race: The warning flag went out just before Blaney crossed the line, with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hitting the wall just as Blaney was about to cross. So we will still have a few more laps to decide the winner.

10:23 p.m.: Fifteen laps to go and Ryan Blaney holds a small lead of 1 1/2 seconds over Austin Cindric. Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suarez and Joey Logano complete the top five.

10:10 p.m.: Seventh warning of the night: Erik Jones, the fan vote for tonight’s All-Star race, hits the wall and is out of the race.

9:59 p.m.: Stage 4 is underway and some race favorites are being eliminated. 50 laps in the final leg of the race, with a million dollars at stake.

9:51 p.m. END OF STAGE 3: Ryan Blaney takes the Stage 3 victory, followed by Daniel Suarez and Joey Logano.

9:44 p.m.: Christopher Bell hits the wall but he’s fine, recovers and leaves.

9:41 p.m.: Blaney leads with eight laps to go in the stage.

9:34 p.m.: Stage 3 is underway and William Byron takes the lead. He goes back and forth with Blaney.

9:24 p.m. END OF STAGE 2: Austin Cindric wins stage 2, followed by Ryan Blaney and William Byron.

9:19 p.m.: Extension of stage 2, starting with yellow. Austin Cindric in the lead.

9:00 p.m.: Massive wreck: Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Ross Chastain all combine for a big wreck, started with a Busch puncture.

8:59 p.m.: Five laps to go under the green, and Ross Chastain, Kyle Busch and Austin Cindric are all battling it out for first place.

8:52 p.m.: Yellow Flags: Kyle Larson hits the wall and crashes out of the race. He is up and out of his car.

8:47 p.m.: After nine laps, Kyle Busch is still first. Still 16 laps to go.

8:35 p.m. END OF STAGE 1: An uneventful Stage 1 sees Kyle Busch win the stage, holding off just Blaney and the rest of the field to complete the first 25 laps of the All-Star race.

8:23 p.m.: We have the green and we are racing in stage 1. 25 laps to decide a stage winner.

8:13 p.m.: Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch start in the front row for tonight’s All-Star festivities.

8:04 p.m.: The national anthem is sung, the flyover takes place, and we’re about to race to Texas.

All-Star Open Results

6:29 p.m.: Erik Jones enters the All-Star Race: Stenhouse, Buescher, Suarez and Jones enter the All-Star Race at 8 p.m.

6:28 PM STAGE 3 END: Daniel Suarez makes his third All-Star appearance after winning Stage 3. Another driver will enter tonight’s race, via fan voting.

6:25 p.m.: Green flag with eight laps to go. Suarez in the lead. Austin Dillon and Justin Haley on him.

6:22 p.m.: We have a sighting of Frankie Muniz in the pits, which is much more exciting than anything on the track so far.

6:18 p.m.: We have a red flag for the session after the crash.

6:16 p.m.: Tyler Reddick spins and hits the wall. Harrison Burton can’t avoid it and collides with Reddick.

6:15 p.m.: Stage 3 is a simple 10 lap sprint. Buescher leads the pack.

6:07 p.m. END OF STAGE 2: Chris Buescher earns his ticket to the All-Star Race with the Stage 2 win. Four laps were cautioned.

6:02 p.m.: The reboot comes with nine rounds to go. Buescher, Suarez, Tyler Reddick, Erik Jones. Only Buescher’s place counts.

5:56 p.m.: Landon Cassill pulls to the side, hits the wall on Lap 7 of Stage 2. Race under yellow.

5:44 p.m. END OF STAGE 1: Ricky Stenhouse facilitates the work of stage 1, qualifies for the main race at 8 p.m. There are two stages left and the fan vote.

5:39 p.m.: After 10 laps, Ricky Stenhouse leads Chris Buescher, Daniel Suarez and Austin Dillon.

5:34 p.m.: The cars on the track warm up for the 50 laps, and off we go. Stage 1 of the Open race is 20 laps. The winner moves on to the main race tonight.

MORE: 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race Format Explained

NASCAR start time today

  • All Star Open: 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Star race: 8 p.m. ET

Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race will begin at 8 p.m. ET, although the green flag should be waved closer to 8:15 p.m. ET. The All-Star Open starts at 5:30 p.m. ET, if fans want to get their dose of NASCAR action sooner.

How to watch the 2022 NASCAR Race of the Stars

  • TV channel: FS1 (USA) | TSN (Canada)
  • Direct: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
  • Radio: MNR | NASCAR SiriusXM Radio

Sunday’s race will be carried by FS1 in the US and TSN in Canada. For Canadian viewers who want to watch the Open at 5:30 p.m., tune into TSN5.

Mike Joy will provide turn-by-turn action with Clint Bowyer for analysis. Fox’s broadcast teams have had analysts rotated to replace Jeff Gordon, who left to join Hendrick Motorsports as an executive, and this Sunday Larry McReynolds will be in charge of color commentary.

There will be options to stream the race, as fans can find coverage on Fox Sports Go or through fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

The NASCAR All-Star Race lineup in Texas

Kyle Busch took pole for the NASCAR All-Star Race in Texas. He will be joined in the front row by Ryan Blaney, who finished second in the eight-driver tournament to establish the top eight spots.

The other six entrants in the eight-man tournament will start third through eighth in the All-Star race. The other 12 drivers in qualifying will be seeded ninth to 20th in the field based on their speed in the one-lap qualifying that started overnight.

Four more drivers will join the field on Sunday via the All-Star Open and an online fan vote. They will start behind the 20 drivers who went through qualifying on Saturday.

Here is the current schedule for Sunday’s race:

Start pos. Driver car number Team
1 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Race
2 ryan blaney 12 Team Penske
3 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
5 Kurt Busch 45 23XI Race
6 Ross Chestnut 1 DGM Races
7 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Race
8 Aric Almirola ten Stewart Haas Racing
9 Joey Logan 22 Team Penske
ten AJ Allmendinger 16 Kaulig Race
11 Chasing Briscoe 14 Stewart Haas Racing
12 Austin Cindric 2 Team Penske
13 Chase Elliot 9 Hendrick Motorsports
14 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Race
15 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart Haas Racing
16 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Race
17 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Race
18 Brad Keselowski 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Race
19 Michael McDowell 34 Motorsports in the front row
20 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
21 Winner All-Star Open 1
22 Winner of the All-Star Open 2
23 Winner of the All-Star Open 3
24 All-Star Fan Vote Winner

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