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The biggest NASCAR events still to come in 2022

NASCAR, otherwise known as the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, is arguably the most exciting racing sport in the world.

With viewership figures in the millions and packed events taking place every week, there’s a lot of appeal to the sport.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the standout events on the NASCAR calendar in the second half of 2022, such as the Cup Series and Xfinity Series playoffs.

But first, let’s look at how NASCAR works.

How does NASCAR work?

Founded towards the very end of the Second World War in 1948, NASCAR has grown into one of the most recognizable names in motor racing.

The organization hosts approximately 1.500 races a year, held all over the world in 48 of the USA’s 50 states, as well as in Europe, Canada and Mexico.

There are a variety of competitions for viewers to enjoy, with the most popular among them all being the Cup Series, also known as the NCS. This takes place over a period of around 10 months, with 36 races held in that time. We’ll look at some standout races yet to come in the Cup Series below.

The Xfinity Series is also hugely popular despite having fewer races. This series is drawing better drivers to it, making it a must-watch.

The Camping World Truck Series, featuring modified pickup trucks — a hugely popular vehicle in some US states — is another popular series, which we’ll examine in more detail below too.

If you like to bet on racing, then you’ll find no shortage of deals, special bonuses and boosted odds offered by a range of sportsbooks, especially in the runup to big races such as the NCS Playoffs. To learn more about NASCAR events and predictions, head here.

What NASCAR events are still to come in 2022?

In the sections that follow, we’ll take a look at some of the standout events yet to come on the NASCAR calendar.

NASCAR Cup Series

The NASCAR Cup Series is the elite competition in the sport. The best drivers compete intensely each year to claim the title or, at least, to reach the playoffs.

After the first 26 races in the calendar, the top 16 drivers based on points qualify to race in the playoffs, which take place over the final 10 races.

The last race in the regular season is due to take place on August 27th at the Daytona International Speedway.

Just a few days later, on September 4th, the NCS Playoffs begin with the Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway.

Each round features three races, with four teams being knocked out. In 2022, the Championship Race is due to take place on November 6th at the Phoenix Raceway.

For NASCAR fans, these are the events that they wait for all season long — the very best drivers competing in a series of intense, daring races at amazing tracks such as Daytona.

Last year, Kyle Larson won the title. He’s currently in fourth place, but there’s nothing between him and leader, Chase Elliott.

Xfinity Series

Despite the Xfinity Series being regarded as the “minor league” circuit in the world of NASCAR, it’s becoming more popular with viewers due to an influx in quality.

Also referred to as NXS, this series has found more top players taking part in races for extra practice and experience.

As we move towards the end of the season, the NXS Playoffs begin. Unlike the NCS, the Xfinity Series opts for a three-round format, with the playoffs taking place over seven races instead of 10. The final includes the top four drivers competing for the NXS title.

The Playoffs begin on September 24th at the Texas Motor Speedway, with the final held on November 5th at the Phoenix Raceway.

Camping World Truck Series

One of NASCAR’s most entertaining series is the Camping World Truck Series. Exclusively for pickup trucks, it’s been around since 1995. Towards the end of 2022, it will have its playoff campaign and championship race.

Like the NXS, the Camping World Truck Series has a three-round playoff, with the top 10 qualifying. It’s then whittled down to the top four drivers who qualify for the championship race.

This year, the playoffs begin on July 29th in Indianapolis. The hotly anticipated championship final, ran over 150 laps, will take place on November 4th at the world-famous Phoenix Raceway.

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