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No. 22 NASCAR Ford Dead Last At Vegas Spring 2023: Video

The No. 22 NASCAR Ford Mustang driven by Joey Logano seemed like it would be the machine everyone would be chasing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the Cup Series race on March 5th, 2023 – but unfortunate circumstances relegated Logano to a last place finish.

Logano poled the No. 22 Mustang during Saturday’s qualifying session, and he took the green flag from the front row and led the first few laps. However, on Lap 183, Logano’s No. 22 Mustang ended up on the high side of a three-wide battle, with Brad Keselowski’s No. 6 NASCAR Ford and Kyle Busch’s No. 8 Chevy Camaro ZL1 below him. Keselowski’s No. 6 Mustang squeezed Logano’s No. 22 Mustang into the wall, causing him to spin.

Logano’s crew could not repair the No. 22 Mustang before the allotted seven-minute time limit was up, forcing his early retirement from the race. When asked whether Keselowski’s No. 6 Mustang had forced the No. 22 Mustang into the wall, Logano said, “Yeah, he did. I’m sure he didn’t mean to do it. It is what it is. What are you going to do, right? We got fenced.”

Ultimately, Logano’s No. 22 NASCAR Ford was credited with a 36th-place finish, dead last. The highest-finishing Blue Oval team was the No. 2 Mustang of Austin Cindric, who quietly finished sixth, while Kevin Harvick brought home a ninth-place finish in the No. 4 Mustang. Keselowski took the No. 6 Mustang home in 17th. Meanwhile, Chevy continued its domination of the Cup Series season, as William Byron’s No. 24 Camaro swept both stages at Vegas as well as the checkered flag.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 5, 2023
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 2 24 William Byron RaptorTough.com Chevrolet 271 176 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 6 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 271 63 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 11 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 271 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
4 13 23 Bubba Wallace Columbia Sportwear Company Toyota 271 0 Toyota TRD Camry
5 10 20 Christopher Bell SiriusXM Toyota 271 0 Toyota TRD Camry
6 9 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 271 0 Ford Mustang
7 15 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 271 3 Toyota TRD Camry
8 27 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 271 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 14 4 Kevin Harvick Rheem Ford 271 0 Ford Mustang
10 24 99 Daniel Suarez Tootsies Orchid Lounge Chevrolet 271 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 12 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 271 10 Toyota TRD Camry
12 8 1 Ross Chastain GlobalTranz Chevrolet 271 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 3 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Pennzoil Ford 271 0 Ford Mustang
14 5 8 Kyle Busch Alsco Chevrolet 271 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 34 45 Tyler Reddick Monster Energy Toyota 271 3 Toyota TRD Camry
16 21 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 271 0 Ford Mustang
17 7 6 Brad Keselowski Fastenal Ford 271 5 Ford Mustang
18 23 16 AJ Allmendinger Action Industries Chevrolet 271 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 22 43 Erik Jones Allegiant Chevrolet 270 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 19 7 Corey LaJoie EnviroXstream Chevrolet 270 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 18 17 Chris Buescher Nexletol Ford 270 0 Ford Mustang
22 4 54 Ty Gibbs # He Get us Toyota 270 0 Toyota TRD Camry
23 31 41 Ryan Preece HaasTooling.com Ford 270 0 Ford Mustang
24 16 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Smith's/Coca-Coal Zero Sugar Chevrolet 270 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 17 34 Michael McDowell Quincy Compressor Ford 270 0 Ford Mustang
26 35 21 Harrison Burton Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 269 0 Ford Mustang
27 26 3 Austin Dillon BREZTRI Chevrolet 269 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 20 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 269 0 Ford Mustang
29 32 9 Josh Berry(i) NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 269 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 25 42 Noah Gragson # Sunseeker Resort Chevrolet 269 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 28 38 Todd Gilliland Ruedebusch Ford 268 0 Ford Mustang
32 36 78 BJ McLeod Circle B Diecast Chevrolet 266 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 29 15 JJ Yeley OTR Mobile Ford 265 0 Ford Mustang
34 33 77 Ty Dillon NationsGuard Chevrolet 265 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
35 30 51 Cody Ware Biohaven/Jacob Co. Ford 259 0 Ford Mustang
36 1 22 Joey Logano Pennzoil Ford 183 9 Ford Mustang

# – 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. Mark

    He still fared better than Chase Elliott

    Reply
    1. Alexandra Purcell

      Too soon my guy 😂

      Reply
  2. Shockandawe

    Looks like the Camaro’s really put a whooping on them Ford boys!

    Reply
  3. Buy American

    Just like last year, the aero downforce is out of whack, Nascar will do nothing to make it even.

    Reply
  4. Tim

    Gave up watching years ago. Became a parade, all controlled by NASCAR not the racing it use to be. But then again nothing is

    Reply
    1. Alexandra Purcell

      Lol. If NASCAR “controlled” racing, then Dale Jr. would have performed a hell of a lot better than he did.

      Reply
  5. William

    What should be more worrying is the week after week poor performance of Harrison Burton and the Wood Brothers. Great team not even close to getting a top 5 or top 10.

    Reply

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