Christopher Bell pulled off an overtime win to advance to the Round of 8 on Sunday at the Bank of America Roval 400 in Concord, North Carolina, wrapping up the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12. It was the sixth race of a 10-week stretch of competition that ends in Arizona in November, when just four drivers will compete in the highly anticipated NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway.
With his win at Charlotte, Bell became just the sixth driver in playoff history to pull off a win-and-in to advance to the next round — joining Elliott (Martinsville, 2020), Hamlin (Phoenix, 2019), Kevin Harvick (Dover, 2015 and Phoenix, 2014) and Brad Keselowski (Talladega, 2014) — and only the second driver to do it in the Round of 12.
The eight drivers advancing to the Round of 8 are Bell, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Ross Chastain, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, William Byron and Chase Briscoe. The four drivers eliminated after the conclusion of Sunday’s action were Kyle Larson, Daniel Suárez, Austin Cindric and Alex Bowman (who sat out Sunday due to injury).
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