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NASCAR Ford Teams Non-Factors At Las Vegas Spring 2024: Video

The NASCAR Ford teams didn’t really have anything to write home about after the Cup Series race at Las Vegas on March 3rd, 2024, posting mixed results at the 1.5-mile asphalt oval.

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Mustang Dark Horse, started on the pole, but couldn’t quite get his race car dialed in and ended up finishing ninth. Ryan Blaney was the only other NASCAR Ford to finish inside the top 10, finishing third after a relatively uneventful race on his part.

Meanwhile, Chris Buescher’s No. 17 NASCAR Ford suffered a lost wheel after a pit stop. His crew was unable to tighten the single lug, causing the wheel itself to come apart while he was at speed, sending him into the wall and damaging the No. 17 Mustang bad enough to force Buescher to retire from the race.

It’s important to note that NASCAR treats loose and lost wheels very seriously. Even though the wheel broke and ultimately detached from the No. 17 Mustang, Buescher’s team will be penalized. Two crew members will be suspended for at least two races, and under normal circumstances, a two-lap penalty would be issued to the offending car during the race. However, since Buescher was unable to continue, this penalty was not applicable. NASCAR will announce which crew members will be suspended on Tuesday.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 3, 2024
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 2 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 267 181 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 18 45 Tyler Reddick Nasty Beast Toyota 267 1 Toyota TRD Camry
3 15 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Pennzoil Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
4 20 1 Ross Chastain Kubota Chevrolet 267 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
5 8 54 Ty Gibbs He Gets Us Toyota 267 0 Toyota TRD Camry
6 30 10 Noah Gragson Fanttik Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
7 7 19 Martin Truex Jr. Resers Fine Foods Toyota 267 4 Toyota TRD Camry
8 28 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota 267 16 Toyota TRD Camry
9 1 22 Joey Logano Pennzoil Ford 267 2 Ford Mustang
10 4 24 William Byron Z HP Chevrolet 267 15 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 16 99 Daniel Suarez Freeway Insurance Chevrolet 267 15 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 11 9 Chase Elliott LLumar Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 25 6 Brad Keselowski Solomon Plumbing Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
14 22 43 Erik Jones Dollar Tree Toyota 267 0 Toyota TRD Camry
15 14 77 Carson Hocevar # Premier Security Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
16 19 3 Austin Dillon BetMGM Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 13 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Smiths/Tree Top Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
18 23 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 267 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 34 31 Daniel Hemric South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet 267 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 26 4 Josh Berry # Mobil 1 Take 5 Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
21 6 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 267 1 Ford Mustang
22 27 42 John Hunter Nemechek Albertsons Toyota 267 0 Toyota TRD Camry
23 36 41 Ryan Preece HaasTooling.com Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
24 31 38 Todd Gilliland gener8tor Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
25 12 34 Michael McDowell Loves Travel Stops Ford 267 4 Ford Mustang
26 21 8 Kyle Busch BetMGM Chevrolet 267 18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
27 35 51 Justin Haley Ohanafy Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
28 33 16 Derek Kraus Western States Flooring Chevrolet 267 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
29 3 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
30 29 21 Harrison Burton Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
31 32 15 Kaz Grala # N29 Capital Partners Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
32 17 7 Corey LaJoie USANA Chevrolet 266 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 10 20 Christopher Bell Interstate Batteries Toyota 265 0 Toyota TRD Camry
34 37 44 * JJ Yeley(i) Urban Youth Racing School Chevrolet 261 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
35 5 23 Bubba Wallace Columbia Sportswear Company Toyota 254 0 Toyota TRD Camry
36 24 71 Zane Smith # Focused Health Chevrolet 254 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
37 9 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 27 2 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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