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No. 17 NASCAR Ford Tails Toyota At Phoenix March 2024: Video

The NASCAR Ford teams posted decent results at Phoenix Raceway on March 10th, 2024, chasing the No. 20 Toyota TRD Camry of Christopher Bell across the line and quietly taking most of the top 10 when it was all said and done.

Chris Buescher threw his No. 17 Ford Mustang Dark horse after Bell’s Toyota as the laps ticked down, shaking the pack as he surged ahead to become the foremost Blue Oval finisher. While he finished 5.465 seconds behind Bell, Buescher was pleased with the performance of his race car.

“I didn’t quite see the 20 [Bell] there at the end, so I know they were lights-out,” Buescher said. “We have some work to do to get to that point. What thrills me is we were by no means perfect on balance, so we have a lot of room to make this thing better, which is awesome.”

Brad Keselowski got his best finish of the season, putting the No. 6 Mustang in fourth at the line, while Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Mustang barely nosed in front of the No. 1 Chevy Camaro ZL1 of Ross Chastain for fifth. Michael McDowell’s No. 34 Mustang finished eighth, while Chase Briscoe finished ninth in the No. 14 Mustang.

The only non-Toyota driver to lead was the No. 38 NASCAR Ford of Todd Gilliland, who cycled into the race lead after a round of pit stops to lead 14 laps. He finished 17th.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Phoenix Raceway, March 10, 2024
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 13 20 Christopher Bell Rheem Toyota 312 50 Toyota TRD Camry
2 14 17 Chris Buescher BuildSubmarines.com Ford 312 0 Ford Mustang
3 2 54 Ty Gibbs Monster Energy Toyota 312 57 Toyota TRD Camry
4 18 6 Brad Keselowski Consumer Cellular Ford 312 0 Ford Mustang
5 16 12 Ryan Blaney Advance Auto Parts Ford 312 0 Ford Mustang
6 12 1 Ross Chastain Kubota Chevrolet 312 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 11 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 312 55 Toyota TRD Camry
8 9 34 Michael McDowell Horizon Hobby Ford 312 0 Ford Mustang
9 8 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 312 0 Ford Mustang
10 6 45 Tyler Reddick Mobil 1 Toyota 312 68 Toyota TRD Camry
11 1 11 Denny Hamlin Mavis Brakes Plus Toyota 312 68 Toyota TRD Camry
12 7 10 Noah Gragson SERVPRO Ford 312 0 Ford Mustang
13 15 99 Daniel Suarez Freeway Insurance Chevrolet 312 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
14 17 5 Kyle Larson Valvoline Chevrolet 312 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 10 77 Carson Hocevar # Delaware Life Chevrolet 312 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
16 22 23 Bubba Wallace U.S. Air Force Toyota 312 0 Toyota TRD Camry
17 29 38 Todd Gilliland gener8tor Ford 312 14 Ford Mustang
18 5 24 William Byron RaptorTough.com Chevrolet 312 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 3 9 Chase Elliott Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet 312 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 25 48 Alex Bowman Ally Best Friends Chevrolet 312 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 20 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fry's/Coca-Cola Spiced Chevrolet 312 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
22 31 8 Kyle Busch zone Chevrolet 311 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 27 41 Ryan Preece United Rentals Ford 311 0 Ford Mustang
24 33 51 Justin Haley Fraternal Order of Eagles Ford 311 0 Ford Mustang
25 19 42 John Hunter Nemechek Albertson's Toyota 311 0 Toyota TRD Camry
26 36 4 Josh Berry # SunnyD Ford 310 0 Ford Mustang
27 24 21 Harrison Burton Draiver Ford 310 0 Ford Mustang
28 21 31 Daniel Hemric Poppy Bank Chevrolet 310 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
29 28 71 Zane Smith # Focused Health Chevrolet 309 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 32 15 Kaz Grala # N29 Capital Partners Ford 309 0 Ford Mustang
31 4 43 Erik Jones Family Dollar Toyota 305 0 Toyota TRD Camry
32 30 3 Austin Dillon Morgan & Morgan Chevrolet 304 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 35 7 Corey LaJoie Group 1001 Chevrolet 204 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 23 22 Joey Logano Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford 203 0 Ford Mustang
35 26 16 Derek Kraus Western States Flooring Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
36 34 2 Austin Cindric Menards/Duracell Ford 6 0 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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