2023 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Talladega Superspeedway Race Page

GEICO 500
Sunday, April 3, 2023
Talladega Superspeedway
Time: 3:00pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Kyle Busch avoids ‘Big One’ to speed to victory at Talladega: Kyle Busch is a Las Vegas native after all, so he was “all in” to stay on track instead of pitting for fuel during a pair of overtimes restarts in the GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway Sunday afternoon. And he ended up, the big winner. Busch’s No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet had just enough gas to make it back to the checkered flag as a half dozen other lead pack cars around him were collected in a multi-car accident while maneuvering forward to challenge for the lead on the final overtime lap.[Read More](4-23-2023)

#8-Kyle Busch won the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The win is his 2nd win of the year, 2nd at Talladega and 62nd career win.
#12-Blaney finished 2nd followed by #17-Buescher, #14-Briscoe, #6-Keselowski, #43-Jones, #24-Byron, #20-Bell, #99-Suarez, and #36-Gilliland.
Pole winner #11-Hamlin finished 17th.
The race ended following the second overtime attempt.
There was an accident with 4 laps remaining in the race to set up the first overtime attempt.
During the first attempt, #42-Gragson spun out from the front row. #5-Larson and #41-Preece were also collected.
On the final restart, #8-Busch and #12-Blaney restarted on the front row. #23-Wallace took the lead on the final lap but spun out after contact from Blaney, forcing the race to end under caution.
Stage 1 was won by #9-Elliott. Stage 2 was won by #10-Almirola.
There were 57 lead changes among 21 drivers and 8 cautions for 34 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 146.575mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Talladega:
Kyle Busch won the GEICO 500, his 62nd victory in 652 Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2023.
This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 36 races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ryan Blaney (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 18 races at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2023.
Chris Buescher (third) posted his third top-10 finish in 16 races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ty Gibbs (31st) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell leads the point standings by 11 points over Ross Chastain.
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Cup Series Playoff Standings after Talladega:
Race 10 of 26 in the regular season
1) #5-Kyle Larson [2 wins], 295
2) #8-Kyle Busch [2 win], 290
3) #24-William Byron [2 wins], 245
4) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 331
5) #45-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 286
6) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 268
7) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. [1 win], 247
8) #1-Ross Chastain, 319
9) #4-Kevin Harvick, 311
10) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 281
11) #12-Ryan Blaney, 276
12) #48-Alex Bowman, 270
13) #11-Denny Hamlin, 270
14) #6-Brad Keselowski, 267
15) #14-Chase Briscoe, 243
16) #17-Chris Buescher, 240
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #2-Cindric (unapproved adjustments), 16-Allmendinger (unapproved adjustments), #36-Gilliland (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway have been made.
Pole winner #11-Denny Hamlin chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #10-Aric Almirola took the 16th stall.
See all pit choices on the Talladega Pit Stall page.

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Busch pole for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway with speed of 180.751mph for his first pole of the year, first at Talladega and 37th of his career.
#10-Aric Almirola will start second followed by #18-Ty Gibbs, #14-Chase Briscoe, #12-Ryan Blaney, #20-Christopher Bell, #19-Martin Truex, Jr., #22-Joey Logano, #5-Kyle Larson, #17-Chris Buescher.
See the complete qualifying results and the GEICO 500 Starting Lineup.

Talladega Superspeedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Denny Hamlin won the Pole Award for the GEICO 500 with a lap of 52.979 seconds, 180.751 mph.
This is his 37th pole in 624 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2023.
This is his first pole in 35 races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Aric Almirola (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2023 and his eighth in 27 races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ty Gibbs # (third) posted his second top-10 start at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his second in ten races this season.
Ty Gibbs (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
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Qualifying Order

There will be no practice at Talladega.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Herbst, #36-Gilliland, #38-Smith, #51-Yeley, #62-Hill.
See the full entry list on the GEICO 500 Entry List page.

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