2022 NASCAR Cup Series Fall Daytona Race Page

Coke Zero Sugar 400
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Daytona International Speedway
Time: 7:00pm/et
TV: NBC -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Buescher leads 1-2 finish for RFK Racing, Wallace clinches Playoff berth in Daytona cutoff race: When owner/driver Brad Keselowski pushed Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing teammate Chris Buescher to victory in overtime on Sunday night, it was ecstasy for Bubba Wallace and the epitome of frustration for Chase Elliott. Buescher picked up his third victory of the season in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, the regular-season finale for the NASCAR Cup Series, but not until Ryan Preece’s horrific barrel-roll wreck on the backstretch forced three extra laps.[Read More](8-26-2023)

#17-Chris Buescher won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The win is his 3rd win of the year, 1st at Daytona and 5th career win.
#6-Brad Keselowski finished 2nd followed by #10-Aric Almirola, #9-Chase Elliott, #22-Joey Logano, #48-Alex Bowman, #8-Kyle Busch, #24-William Byron, #4-Kevin Harvick, and #7-Corey LaJoie.
The race finished after the first Overtime attempt. #41-Ryan Preece was involved in a violent accident that brought out the caution with 5 laps remaining.  He slid into the grass on the backstretch and barrel-rolled ten times.  He was able to get out of the car under his own power, but put on a stretcher for the ride to the infield care center. He was then transported to the hospital.
On the final restart, #17-Buecher restarted second, with teammate and owner #6-Brad Keselowski behind him.  Keselowski pushed him to the lead on the restart and he held on for the win.
Pole winner #14-Briscoe led 67 laps but was caught in an accident with 5 laps to go and finished 30th.
The big one happened on lap 95, coming to the end of stage 2.  #54-Ty Gibbs got loose, after possible contact from #20-Christopher Bell, and came down the track, hooking #12-Ryan Blaney in the right rear, sending him hard into the outside wall. With both cars blocking the track, at least 13 cars were involved in the incident. The race had to be red flagged briefly for track cleanup.
#19-Martin Truex, Jr. is the regular season champion.
The following 16 drivers advance to the Playoffs:
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., #24-William Byron, #17-Chris Buescher, #8-Kyle Busch, #11-Denny Hamlin, #5-Kyle Larson, #20-Christopher Bell, #1-Ross Chastain, #22-Joey Logano, #45-Tyler Reddick, #12-Ryan Blaney, #34-Michael McDowell, #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., #4-Kevin Harvick, #6-Brad Keselowski, #23-Bubba Wallace.
Stage 1 was won by #19-Martin Truex, Jr. Stage 2 was won by #6-Brad Keselowski.
There were 22 lead changes among 17 drivers and 3 cautions for 18 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 158.389mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Drivers Points Standings Before Reset, Owners Points Standings Before Reset, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Daytona:
Chris Buescher won the Coke Zero Sugar 400, his fifth victory in 283 Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2023.
This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 16 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Brad Keselowski (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 29 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2023.
Aric Almirola (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in 24 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Ty Gibbs (35th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Martin Truex Jr. leads the point standings by 48 points over Denny Hamlin
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Daytona International Speedway:
(beginning of the playoffs)
1) #24-William Byron [5 wins], 2036
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins], 2036
3) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins], 2025
4) #17-Chris Buescher [3 wins], 2021
5) #8-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 2019
6) #5-Kyle Larson [2 wins], 2017
7) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 2014
8) #1-Ross Chastain [1 win], 2011
9) #6-Brad Keselowski, 2010
10) #45-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 2009
11) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 2008
12) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 2008
Currently behind the cutoff for the Round of 12:
13) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], 2007
14) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. [1 win], 2005
15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2004
16) #23-Bubba Wallace, 2000
See the Reseeded Driver Points Standings and Reseeded Owner Points Standings.

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Daytona (Before points reset):
(end of the regular season)
1) #24-William Byron [5 wins], 820
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins], 884
3) #17-Chris Buescher [3 wins], 735
4) #8-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 727
5) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins], 836
6) #5-Kyle Larson [2 wins], 731
7) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 782
8) #1-Ross Chastain [1 win], 717
9) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 705
10) #45-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 700
11) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 695
12) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], 577
13) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. [1 win], 569
14) #6-Brad Keselowski, 742
15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 729
16) #23-Bubba Wallace, 620, +47 ahead of 17th
Eliminated from the playoffs:
17) #99-Daniel Suarez, 573, -47
18) #54-Ty Gibbs, 567, -53 behind 16th
See the Drivers Points Standings Before Reset and Owners Points Standings Before Reset.

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Daytona (After points reset):
(beginning of the Playoffs)
1) #24-William Byron [5 wins], XXX
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins], XXX
3) #8-Kyle Busch [3 wins], XXX
4) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins], XXX
5) #5-Kyle Larson [2 wins], XXX
6) #17-Chris Buescher [2 wins], XXX
7) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], XXX
8) #1-Ross Chastain, [1 win], XXX
9) #12-Ryan Blaney, [1 win], XXX
10) #45-Tyler Reddick [1 win], XXX
11) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], XXX
12) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. [1 win], XXX
13) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], XXX
14) #4-Kevin Harvick, XXX
15) #6-Brad Keselowski, XXX
16) #23-Bubba Wallace, XXX, +XX
17) #54-Ty Gibbs, XXX, -XX
18) #99-Daniel Suarez, XXX, -XX
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #41-Ryan Preece (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #14-Chase Briscoe chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #10-Aric Almirola took the 6th stall.
See all pit choices on the Daytona Pit Stall page.

#14-Chase Briscoe won the Busch pole for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway with speed of 181.822mph for his 1st pole of the year, 1st at Daytona and 2nd of his career.
#10-Aric Almirola will start second followed by #21- Harrison Burton, #23-Bubba Wallace, #54-Ty Gibbs, #36-Riley Herbst, #5-Kyle Larson, #12-Ryan Blaney, #41-Ryan Preece, and #4-Kevin Harvick.
See the complete qualifying results and the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Starting Lineup.

Daytona International Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Chase Briscoe won the Pole Award for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 with a lap of 49.499 seconds, 181.822mph.
This is his second pole in 98 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2023.
This is his first pole in six races at Daytona International Speedway.
Aric Almirola (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2023 and his sixth in 24 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Harrison Burton (third) posted his second top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway. It is his second in 26 races this season.
Ty Gibbs (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #13-Chanler Smith, #15-Brennan Poole, #36-Riley Herbst, #42-Josh Berry, #51-J.J. Yeley, #62-Austin Hill, #78-B.J. McLeod.
See the full entry list on the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Entry List page.

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