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NASCAR Ford Teams Non-Factors At Xfinity Spring 2023 Phoenix: Video

While a NASCAR Ford held the pole position for the Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway on March 11th, 2023, only one Mustang racer finished in the top 10 when it was all said and done.

Cole Custer and the No. 00 Mustang took off with the lead when the green flag dropped, thanks to his pole-setting time. However, his race car just didn’t have the speed to hang onto the lead and slipped through the field, ultimately finishing 12th. He was the only NASCAR Ford driver to lead laps during the race.

Meanwhile, Riley Herbst guided the No. 98 NASCAR Ford to a quiet fourth-place finish, tailing race winner Sammy Smith in the No. 18 Toyota Supra, Ryan Truex in the No. 19 Supra, and Sheldon Creed in the No. 2 Chevy Camaro. The next-best Blue Oval finisher was Custer’s No. 00 in 12th, followed by the No. 25 Mustang of Brett Moffit in 13th.

NASCAR
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 11 18 Sammy Smith # Pilot Flying J Toyota 200 92 Toyota Supra
2 12 19 Ryan Truex Toyota Genuine Parts Toyota 200 0 Toyota Supra
3 5 2 Sheldon Creed Whelen Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
4 10 98 Riley Herbst Monster Energy Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
5 6 16 Chandler Smith # Quick Tie Products Inc. Chevrolet 200 2 Chevrolet Camaro
6 4 20 John Hunter Nemechek Safeway/Albertsons Toyota 200 19 Toyota Supra
7 8 21 Austin Hill United Rentals Chevrolet 200 22 Chevrolet Camaro
8 7 8 Josh Berry Jarrett Logistics Systems Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
9 38 10 Kyle Busch(i) LA Golf Chevrolet 200 3 Chevrolet Camaro
10 3 11 Daniel Hemric Cirkul Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
11 14 1 Sam Mayer Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet 200 4 Chevrolet Camaro
12 1 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford 200 38 Ford Mustang
13 17 25 Brett Moffitt AM Technical Solutions Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
14 25 78 Anthony Alfredo Ticket Smarter Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
15 37 48 Parker Kligerman Big Machine Racing Spiked Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
16 9 39 Ryan Sieg CMRroofing.com Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
17 18 2 Kyle Weatherman Our Motorsports Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
18 15 31 Parker Retzlaff # Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
19 19 43 Ryan Ellis Rolling Plains Construction Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
20 27 51 Jeremy Clements Fox Sports/Spartan Waste Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
21 20 92 Josh Williams Call 811/Alloy Employer Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
22 16 27 Jeb Burton Bommarito.com/EasyCare Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
23 21 9 Brandon Jones Menards/Barracuda Pumps Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
24 36 24 Connor Mosack Toyota Racing Development Toyota 200 0 Toyota Supra
25 22 28 Kyle Sieg Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
26 33 35 Joey Gase Nevada Donor Network Toyota 200 0 Toyota Supra
27 23 45 Leland Honeyman Klean Freak Body Wipes Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
28 32 4 Bayley Currey Mikes Weather Page/Firman Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
29 28 6 Brennan Poole Rudy's Barbecue/Macc Door Systems Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
30 34 53 Patrick Emerling Sci Aps Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
31 24 38 Joe Graf Jr GTECHNIQ Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
32 30 91 Garrett Smithley DozerWinchParts.com Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
33 31 44 Jeffrey Earnhardt Gas POS/BZ Mart Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro
34 13 26 Kaz Grala Fire Department Coffee Toyota 199 0 Toyota Supra
35 35 7 Blaine Perkins # Swift Chevrolet 192 0 Chevrolet Camaro
36 2 7 Justin Allgaier hellowater Chevrolet 178 20 Chevrolet Camaro
37 26 8 Gray Gaulding Panini NFT Ford 137 0 Ford Mustang
38 29 74 Dawson Cram Lerner & Rowe Injury Lawyers Chevrolet 99 0 Chevrolet Camaro

# – 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. Shockandawe

    Another humiliating defeat for Ford by Chevy!

    Reply
  2. Buy American

    The blowtie chumps haven’t won the title since 2019 despite having 30 cars in each race.

    Reply

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