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NASCAR Ford Teams Struggle At Darlington September 2023: Video

The NASCAR Ford teams had a rough go at Darlington Raceway on September 3rd, 2023, stricken by unfortunate circumstances as a Chevy celebrated in Victory Lane.

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Ford Mustang, kept the top drivers in his sights for most of the night, chasing the No. 45 Toyota TRD Camry of Tyler Reddick around the 1.366-mile oval track. However, on Lap 310, Harvick attempted to navigate to Pit Road, forcing Reddick’s No. 45 Camry to check up in front of Ryan Newman’s No. 51 Mustang. Newman then spun, forcing a caution. In turn, Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang was caught on Pit Road, which was closed at the time, resulting in a penalty and a 19th-place finish.

Meanwhile, Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 34 NASCAR Ford and another Playoffs contender, struggled throughout the day. He had gone a lap down by the time he was swept up into a wreck that critically damaged his race car. He was forced to retire from the race and is currently last in the Playoffs standings.

Joey Logano’s No. 22 Mustang struck the wall a few times during the race, ultimately finishing 12th.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Darlington Raceway, September 3, 2023
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 18 5 Kyle Larson (P) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 367 55 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 3 45 Tyler Reddick (P) Jordan Brand Toyota 367 90 Toyota TRD Camry
3 8 17 Chris Buescher (P) BuildSubmarines.com Ford 367 0 Ford Mustang
4 23 24 William Byron (P) Liberty University Chevrolet 367 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
5 27 1 Ross Chastain (P) Unishippers Chevrolet 367 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 5 6 Brad Keselowski (P) Solomon Plumbing Ford 367 0 Ford Mustang
7 19 23 Bubba Wallace (P) McDonald's Toyota 367 0 Toyota TRD Camry
8 13 9 Chase Elliott (P) NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 367 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 4 12 Ryan Blaney (P) Menards/Richmond Water Heaters Ford 367 0 Ford Mustang
10 20 43 Erik Jones Allegiant Chevrolet 367 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 11 8 Kyle Busch (P) McLaren Custom Grills Chevrolet 367 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 6 22 Joey Logano (P) Shell Pennzoil Ford 367 0 Ford Mustang
13 16 16 AJ Allmendinger Action Industries Chevrolet 367 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
14 10 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 367 0 Ford Mustang
15 12 14 Chase Briscoe HighPoint.com/Lady in Black Ford 367 0 Ford Mustang
16 25 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (P) Boost by Kroger/Irish Spring Chevrolet 367 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 15 42 Carson Hocevar(i) Sunseeker Resort Chevrolet 367 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
18 31 19 Martin Truex Jr. (P) Bass Pro Shops Toyota 367 0 Toyota TRD Camry
19 7 4 Kevin Harvick (P) Mobil 1 Take 5 Ford 367 1 Ford Mustang
20 28 3 Austin Dillon Morgan & Morgan Chevrolet 367 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 17 54 Ty Gibbs # Monster Energy Toyota 367 0 Toyota TRD Camry
22 22 7 Corey LaJoie Gainbridge Chevrolet 367 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 1 20 Christopher Bell (P) Yahoo! Toyota 366 40 Toyota TRD Camry
24 29 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 366 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 2 11 Denny Hamlin (P) Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota 366 177 Toyota TRD Camry
26 30 38 Todd Gilliland Quincy Compressor Ford 366 0 Ford Mustang
27 35 51 Ryan Newman Parts Plus/Biohaven Ford 365 0 Ford Mustang
28 34 41 Ryan Preece HaasTooling.com Ford 364 0 Ford Mustang
29 26 77 Ty Dillon Raze Energy Blue Shock Chevrolet 364 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 33 15 JJ Yeley(i) Ollie's Bargain Outlet Ford 362 1 Ford Mustang
31 14 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 361 0 Ford Mustang
32 9 34 Michael McDowell (P) StageFront.VIP Ford 329 0 Ford Mustang
33 24 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 322 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 21 99 Daniel Suarez Freeway.com Chevrolet 320 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
35 32 21 Harrison Burton Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 318 0 Ford Mustang
36 36 78 BJ McLeod Affliction Chevrolet 210 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver
P – Playoffs eligible

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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. Thurston Munn

    WOW !! No mention of the 17 & 6 who were competitive the whole race !!

    Reply
  2. Shockandawe

    Another glorious win for Chevy and another humiliating defeat for FURD!

    Reply

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