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NASCAR Ford Xfinity Teams Lag At Darlington September 2023: Video

Same story, different race – the NASCAR Ford teams could only sit back and watch as Chevy and Toyota dominated the Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway on September 2nd, 2023.

In fact, no Blue Oval racer led any laps during the event. The highest-finishing NASCAR Ford driver was Cole Custer, who wheeled his No. 00 Ford Mustang across the line in fourth place, bringing it home from exactly the position he started in. The quietly successful finish leaves Custer in fourth place in the Playoffs with one race left until the championship field is determined.

Riley Herbst, driver of the No. 98 Mustang, was the only other NASCAR Ford team to finish within the top 10, scoring a sixth-place result. This puts him just ahead of the Playoffs cutoff line, outperforming Parker Kligerman, driver of the No. 48 Chevy Camaro for the final championship berth thus far.

Denny Hamlin, Cup Series regular, won the Xfinity Series race at Darlington, putting the No. 19 Toyota TRD Supra across the line first.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Results, Darlington Raceway, September 2, 2023
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 2 19 Denny Hamlin(i) Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota 148 14 Toyota TRD Supra
2 9 21 Austin Hill Bennett Transportation Chevrolet 148 29 Chevrolet Camaro
3 1 20 John Hunter Nemechek Pye Barker Fire & Safety Toyota 148 99 Toyota TRD Supra
4 4 00 Cole Custer HAAS Automation Ford 148 0 Ford Mustang
5 7 8 Josh Berry Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
6 15 98 Riley Herbst Monster Energy Ford 148 0 Ford Mustang
7 3 7 Justin Allgaier Hellmann's Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
8 16 2 Sheldon Creed Whelen Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
9 14 10 Kyle Busch(i) LA Golf Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
10 6 11 Daniel Hemric Cirkul Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
11 5 1 Sam Mayer Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
12 10 16 Chandler Smith # Quick Tie Products Inc. Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
13 19 31 Parker Retzlaff # Capital City Towing Chevrolet 148 5 Chevrolet Camaro
14 8 9 Brandon Jones Menards/Klearvue Cabinetry Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
15 17 24 Corey Heim(i) Toyota Outfitters Toyota 148 0 Toyota TRD Supra
16 22 45 Rajah Caruth(i) Circle Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
17 11 18 Sammy Smith # TMC Toyota 148 0 Toyota TRD Supra
18 24 27 Jeb Burton Celsius Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
19 27 7 Stefan Parsons Pops Mart Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
20 31 6 Brennan Poole County Auto Auction of Central Florida Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
21 26 51 Jeremy Clements Booze Pops Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
22 33 8 Chad Finchum Powerhouse Diesel Ford 148 0 Ford Mustang
23 21 91 Ross Chastain(i) Use Your Melon Drive Sober Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
24 13 48 Parker Kligerman Spiked Light Coolers Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
25 18 25 Brett Moffitt AM Technical Solutions Ford 148 0 Ford Mustang
26 34 38 Joe Graf Jr. FGR accel/Bucked Up Ford 148 0 Ford Mustang
27 32 53 Matt Mills(i) J.F. Electric Toyota 148 0 Toyota TRD Supra
28 30 26 Kaz Grala CRUSH Lime Margarita Toyota 148 0 toyota TRD Supra
29 36 43 Ryan Ellis Southern Elevator Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
30 20 39 Ryan Sieg Sci Aps Ford 148 0 Ford Mustang
31 28 4 Kyle Weatherman KSDT CPA Chevrolet 148 0 Chevrolet Camaro
32 29 66 Timmy Hill(i) CRC Brakleen Ford 148 0 Ford Mustang
33 23 78 Anthony Alfredo Ticket Smarter Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
34 35 02 Blaine Perkins # To The Point Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
35 25 28 Kyle Sieg RSS Racing Ford 147 0 Ford Mustang
36 38 35 Patrick Emerling Sci Aps Chevrolet 145 0 Chevrolet Camaro
37 37 92 Josh Williams StarTron/Alloy Chevrolet 143 0 Chevrolet Camaro
38 12 17 Kyle Larson(i) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 117 1 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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