The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action with the 2022 South Point 400, the first race of round 8. Here is everything you need to know about the 33rd race of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.
South Point 400 is a stock car race part of the NASCAR Cup Series. The race originated in 2018 in the 70th season of NASCAR. Brad Keselowski of Team Penske won the inaugural event. In the next three seasons, the race was attended by leading stock car racing drivers from across the globe. 2022 is no exception.
The 2022 South Point 400 marks the 5th edition of the race. This year’s entry list of 36 drivers is led by Joey Logano, who has the highest AFP (8.9) among the active drivers. He is joined by other top drivers such as 2-time winner; Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch, and more. Denny Hamlin, the defending champion, has returned to Vegas to retain his crown.
With an entry list filled with so many elite drivers, we expect to witness an exciting race from start to finish at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Sunday.
When is the 2022 South Point 400 taking place?
- Date: 16 October 2022
- Start Time: 02:30 ET
The 2022 South Point 400 is scheduled to be played on Sunday, the 16th of October. The race is expected to start at 02:30 ET. The qualifying round was raced a day earlier on the 15th of October.
How to watch the 2022 South Point 400?
NBC has the rights to broadcast the race. To watch the 2022 South Point 400, tune into the TV channel, NBC, and enjoy the race.
How to live stream the event?
- Hulu TV
- Fubo TV
- AT&T TV
All of these are livestreaming platforms. You can livestream the broadcast of the 2022 South Point 400 from any of these platforms.
However, these are all paid services. You need to pay and buy a monthly or a yearly plan to avail of their services.
- Course: Permanent racing facility of Las Vegas Motor Speedway
- Location: Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
- Distance: 267 laps
The course of the 2022 South Point 400 consists of 267 laps. They cover a distance of a total 400.5 mi (640.8 km). However, the length of the asphalt speedway where the race will be contested is 1.5 mi (2.4 km).
- Joey Logano: +1000
- Ryan Blaney: +700
Logano is my absolute favorite to win the race according to the betting sites. Ryan Blaney is also in contention for winning the race as he is the pick to win by many experts.
*The odds are acquired from Tipico Sportsbook
2022 South Point 400 Prediction:
Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney, the two favorites as per the betting sites, are predicted to win the 2022 South Point 400.
Logano is the one with the best position in the NASCAR standings among the 36 drivers in the start list. Even though he already has a good chance to finish in the final four, a win here will all but ensure his placement in NASCAR’s Final Four.