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No. 17 NASCAR Ford Goes Back-To-Back At Michigan 2023: Video

Chris Buescher, driver of the No. 17 NASCAR Ford Mustang, won last weekend at Richmond, and now, he’s done it again, capturing the top spot at Michigan International Speedway on August 7th, 2023, though the weekend was plagued by rain.

The race was initially scheduled for Sunday, August 6th, but was rained out after 74 laps and continued on Monday. Once the race resumed, it quickly became evident that it would come down to Buescher’s No. 17 NASCAR Ford and the No. 19 Toyota TRD Camry of Martin Truex Jr. Truex’s No. 19 Camry was fast enough to lead 48 laps total, only beat by Buescher’s No. 17 Mustang, who led 52 laps total. The two racers got close to one another as the laps ticked down, but Truex’s No. 19 Camry didn’t have enough to pass Buescher’s No. 17 Mustang.

“This Castrol Mustang was so good in practice, qualifying,” said Buescher. “Gave me a great car again. Had to work for that one too, hard racing at the end. Martin was very clean with me. I appreciate that. Get to go to Victory Lane two weeks in a row. That’s pretty awesome.”

Buescher’s teammate and partial team owner, Brad Keselowski, brought the No. 6 NASCAR Ford across the line in fourth after posting the fastest laps on the racetrack.

Monday’s victory at Michigan marks the eighth in a row for Ford at the automaker’s home track, keeping the trophy in the hands of The Blue Oval.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Michigan International Raceway, August 7, 2023
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 4 17 Chris Buescher Castrol Edge Ford 200 52 Ford Mustang
2 5 19 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 200 47 Toyota TRD Camry
3 13 11 Denny Hamlin Mavis Tires & Brakes Toyota 200 1 Toyota TRD Camry
4 12 6 Brad Keselowski Nexlizet Ford 200 15 Ford Mustang
5 17 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 200 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 14 99 Daniel Suarez Worldwide Express Chevrolet 200 12 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 2 1 Ross Chastain Jockey Chevrolet 200 16 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
8 22 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Peach Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
9 9 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Knauf Ford 200 1 Ford Mustang
10 25 43 Erik Jones Allegiant Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 3 54 Ty Gibbs # Monster Energy Toyota 200 1 Toyota TRD Camry
12 21 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
13 1 20 Christopher Bell Rheem Toyota 200 1 Toyota TRD Camry
14 6 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
15 31 7 Corey LaJoie Garner Trucking Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
16 18 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
17 29 21 Harrison Burton Ford 20 Year Sr Master Techs Ford 200 0 Ford Mustang
18 11 23 Bubba Wallace DoorDash Toyota 200 21 TOyota TRD Camry
19 16 3 Austin Dillon Dow Mobility Science Chevrolet 200 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 34 77 Ty Dillon Ferris Commercial Mowers Chevrolet 200 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 27 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger/Minute Rice Chevrolet 200 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
22 28 41 Ryan Preece United Rentals Ford 199 0 Ford Mustang
23 26 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 199 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
24 23 34 Michael McDowell Love's/MTS Ford 199 0 Ford Mustang
25 33 51 Cole Custer(i) Biohaven/Jacob Co. Ford 199 0 Ford Mustang
26 24 16 AJ Allmendinger Farmsmart Chevrolet 199 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
27 36 15 JJ Yeley(i) Grill Blazers Ford 199 0 Ford Mustang
28 30 62 * Austin Hill(i) Bennett Transportation/Beard Chevrolet 198 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
29 32 38 Todd Gilliland Chicago Pneumatic Compressors Ford 197 0 Ford Mustang
30 15 45 Tyler Reddick Rocket League Toyota 197 7 TOyota TRD Camry
31 19 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 197 0 Ford Mustang
32 37 78 Josh Bilicki(i) Zeigler Auto Group Chevrolet 196 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 20 48 Alex Bowman Ally x Detroit Pistons Chevrolet 134 19 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 35 42 Josh Berry(i) Sunseeker Resort Chevrolet 50 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
35 7 24 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet 46 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
36 10 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 34 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
37 8 8 Kyle Busch Kwik Trip/Kwik Star Chevrolet 14 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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  1. blksn8k

    Time for another rule change. A Ford won two races in a row. Can’t have that…

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