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Well the 2023 season is off with a bang and the 65th Running of the Great American Race is over and the teams are already packing up and heading off on the long drive from Florida to California for next week’s Auto club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway and the championship is well and truly underway.
However as long as the Daytona 500 is and this one as the longest Daytona 500 race ever at 212 laps, the hectic NASCAR schedule doesn’t give the winner much time to celebrate their win. So we have listed the final results here for the Daytona 500 2023 to celebrate just a little while longer.
Table 1: Table of Results and Finishing positions in the Daytona 500 2023.
|Finishing position||Driver and number||Team||Notes (if needed)|
|1st (winner)||Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47)||JTG Daugherty Racing||1st Daytona, and 3rd career win.|
|2nd||Joey Logano (22)||Team Penske|
|3rd||Christopher Bell (20)||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4th||Chris Buescher (17)||RFK Racing|
|5th||Alex Bowman (48)||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6th||A. J. Allmendinger (16)||Kaulig Racing|
|7th||Daniel Suarez (99)||Trackhouse Racing|
|8th||Ryan Blaney (12)||Team Penske||Spun Early on lap 40|
|9th||Ross Chastain (1)||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|10th||Riley Herbst (15)||Rick Ware Racing|
|11th||Travis Pastrana (67)||23XI Racing|
|12th||Kevin Harvick (4)||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|13th||Zane Smith (36)||Front Row Motorsports|
|14th||Cody Ware (51)||Rick Ware Racing|
|15th||Martin Truex Jr (19)||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16th||Corey LaJoie (7)||Spire Motorsports|
|17th||Denny Hamlin (11)||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|18th||Kyle Larson (5)||Hendrick Motorsports||Last Lap Crash|
|19th||Kyle Busch (8)||Richard Childress Racing||Crash|
|20th||Bubba Wallace (23)||23XI Racing||Crash|
|21st||Aric Almirola (10)||Stewart-Haas Racing||Crash|
|22nd||Brad Keselowski (6)||RFK Racing||Crash|
|23th||Austin Cindric (2)||Team Penske||Crash|
|24th||Noah Gragson (42)||Legacy Motor Club|
|25th||Ty Gibbs (54)||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|26th||Harrison Burton (21)||Wood Brothers Racing|
|27th||Todd Gilliland (38)||Front Row Motorsports||Crash|
|28th||Michael McDowell (34)||Front Row Motorsports|
|29th||Conor Daly (50)||The Money Team Racing|
|30th||B. J. McLeod (78)||Live Fast Motorsports|
|31st||Jimmie Johnson (84)||Legacy Motor Club||Crash|
|32nd||Justin Haley (31)||Kaulig Racing||Crash|
|33rd||Austin Dillon (3)||Richard Childress Racing||Crash|
|34th||William Byron (24)||Hendrick Motorsports||Crash|
|35th||Chase Briscoe (14)||Stewart-Haas Racing||Crash|
|36th||Ryan Preece (41)||Stewart-Haas Racing||Crash on lap 181|
|37th||Erik Jones (43)||Legacy Motor Club||Crash lap 117|
|38th||Chase Elliott (9)||Hendrick Motorsports||Crash 117|
|39th||Tyler Reddick (45)||23XI Racing||Crash lap 117|
|40th||Ty Dillon (77)||Spire Motorsports||Engine Issues lap 26|
Race statistics So far
- There were 21 different leaders of the race
- The leas changed 52 times in the race
- the top 7 finishers all represented different teams in NASCAR.
- There were 38 laps of caution and 8 yellow flag cautions
- The race took 4 hours 2, mins and 9 seconds
- The average speed was 163 miles an hour.
So congratulations to Ricky Stenhouse Jr for his third career win (and first since 2017) and his first Daytona 500 win and to JTG Daugherty Racing for starting the season with a bang! Logano came in second with Christopher bell coming in third, both continuing their great form from the end of last season.
Although these are unofficial results (we will mark them when they are official results), it was a good race and a great start to the season and we roll onto the Auto Club Speedway Next week.