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.
|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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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.
Hahaha no. Superspeedway racing is NASCAR at its best. Go watch F1 or something if you don’t like it
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 🔋.
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.
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.
Well yeah? It’s 2023? Hate to break it to ya but the 60s were a long ass time ago pal