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No. 22 NASCAR Ford Loses 2023 Daytona 500 In Overtime Finish: Video

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 NASCAR Ford Mustang, almost added a second Daytona 500 trophy to his collection on February 19th, 2023, but he was barely beat out by the No. 47 Chevy Camaro ZL1 of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. when the caution lights blazed on an Overtime finish.

Stenhouse’s No. 47 Camaro was battling alongside Logano’s No. 22 Ford Mustang on Lap 212 of a scheduled 200-lap race. However, behind them, the No. 10 Mustang of Aric Almirola contacted the No. 67 Toyota TRD Camry of Travis Pastrana, causing Pastrana to spin in Turn 2 before collecting the outside polesitter, the No. 5 Camaro of Kyle Larson. The incident unfolded into a massive wreck that took out quite a few frontrunners, including the No. 6 Mustang of Brad Keselowski, the No. 2 Mustang of Austin Cindric and the No. 12 Mustang of Ryan Blaney.

Larson’s No. 5 Camaro had shoved Logano’s No. 22 Mustang ahead of the field before being swept up into the wreck, giving Logano the edge he needed to attempt to take the victory in the Great American Race. However, after reviewing footage and scoring data, NASCAR officials determined that Stenhouse’s No. 47 Camaro was just ahead of Logano’s No. 22 Mustang when the caution was thrown, therefore handing the victory to the Bow Tie and relegating Logano to a second-place effort.

“Second is the worst, man,” Logano lamented. “You’re so close. Leading the white flag lap there, I was up front. Kyle [Larson] gave me a good push and, yeah, you’re watching in the mirror and you’re three-wide across there. I felt like the three-wide was going a hurt a lane; looked like Kyle [Larson] was getting pushed ahead, and then Ricky [Stenhouse Jr.] started getting pushed ahead.”

Logano added, “I knew if I went to the bottom my car didn’t handle good enough. I already got pushed off the bottom once and I thought, if I go down there, I’m probably going to get wrecked.”

Keselowski’s No. 6 Mustang seemed to be a threat to win after winning Stage 1, as he worked with his teammate, the No. 17 Mustang of Chris Buescher, to push to the front of the field. However, he was shuffled back and ultimately crashed out of contention. Meanwhile, the No. 12 Mustang of Ryan Blaney certainly had an interesting race, as he wrecked early and went several laps down in order to repair severe damage to his race car, but he ultimately rallied back to an impressive eight-place result with his busted-up NASCAR Ford.

All said and done, the 2023 Daytona 500 ran 212 laps for 530 miles, beating the previous record for longest Daytona 500 by seven and a half miles.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Daytona 500, February 19, 2023
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 31 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger/Cottonelle Chevrolet 212 10 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 3 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 212 12 Ford Mustang
3 5 20 Christopher Bell DeWalt/Rheem Toyota 212 20 Toyota TRD Camry
4 9 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 212 32 Ford Mustang
5 1 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 212 12 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 29 16 AJ Allmendinger Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet 212 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 24 99 Daniel Suarez Tootsies Orchid Lounge Chevrolet 212 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
8 7 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Blue DEF/PEAK Ford 212 1 Ford Mustang
9 23 1 Ross Chastain AdventHealth Chevrolet 212 6 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 38 15 Riley Herbst(i) SunnyD Ford 212 0 Ford Mustang
11 40 67 * Travis Pastrana Black Rifle Coffee Toyota 212 2 Toyota TRD Camry
12 13 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford 212 1 Ford Mustang
13 17 36 * Zane Smith(i) Wellcare Ford 212 0 Ford Mustang
14 35 51 Cody Ware Biohaven/Jacob Co. Ford 212 0 Ford Mustang
15 16 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 212 13 Toyota TRD Camry
16 12 7 Corey LaJoie Celsius Chevrolet 212 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 18 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx 50 Toyota 212 6 Toyota TRD Camry
18 2 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 211 6 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 36 8 Kyle Busch 3CHI Chevrolet 211 6 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 15 23 Bubba Wallace McDonald's Toyota 211 5 Toyota TRD Camry
21 4 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 211 16 Ford Mustang
22 10 6 Brad Keselowski Nexlizet Ford 211 42 Ford Mustang
23 6 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 210 0 Ford Mustang
24 22 42 Noah Gragson # Wendy's Chevrolet 210 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 33 54 Ty Gibbs # Monster Energy/Interstate Batteries Toyota 210 0 Toyota TRD Camry
26 19 21 Harrison Burton Motorcraft/DEX Imaging Ford 210 9 Ford Mustang
27 14 38 Todd Gilliland gener8tor Skills Ford 208 0 Ford Mustang
28 11 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 208 0 Ford Mustang
29 34 50 * Conor Daly(i) BitNile.com Chevrolet 206 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 32 78 BJ McLeod Power Slap Rumble Chevrolet 204 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 39 84 * Jimmie Johnson Carvana Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
32 28 31 Justin Haley Cirkul Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 27 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops Club Chevrolet 202 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 21 24 William Byron RaptorTough.com Chevrolet 202 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
35 30 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 182 5 Ford Mustang
36 20 41 Ryan Preece HaasTooling.com Ford 181 4 Ford Mustang
37 25 43 Erik Jones GUNS N' ROSES Chevrolet 118 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
38 8 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 118 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
39 26 45 Tyler Reddick Monster Energy Toyota 117 0 Toyota TRD Camry
40 37 77 Ty Dillon Ferris Chevrolet 26 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Mrx19

    What a total mess NASCAR is. I feel for anyone who wasted 4 hours of their time watching this convoluted mess of a finish. They are totally unable to figure out a solution to this ridiculous pack racing on superspeedways. Daytona needs to use the international course (combo oval and road) for all races and Talledaga needs to flatten the turns or simply be abandoned. Also, make all races 400 miles or less.

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    1. Booker

      Hahaha no. Superspeedway racing is NASCAR at its best. Go watch F1 or something if you don’t like it

      Reply
  2. Trevor Dennison

    Ford is in battery electric stage.my question is ford going to look at making hydrogen vehicles in the near future. That kind of what I’m interested in .it like power generation uses, coal .natural gas. And uranium. Why hydrogen for making electricity. Like a hydrogen motor that charges battery 🔋.

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  3. Cousin Ernie

    NASCAR went out the window back in 1983 when the Thunderbirds were taking over winning all the races and the cry babies from other manufacturers made NASCAR officials make the Fords slower so the other could keep up. Total BS. Now NASCAR is just “Made another left turn…. it’s such an easy sport to follow…”. At least you could tell what the cars were 50 years ago. Now they all have to look the same to keep it fair. How pathetic is that? Time for a revolution.

    Reply
  4. Thomas Becker

    NASCAR is nothing like it was in the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s and what was once a very popular sport is no long that and seems to be getting worse every year.

    Reply
    1. Booker

      Well yeah? It’s 2023? Hate to break it to ya but the 60s were a long ass time ago pal

      Reply

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