No. 47 NASCAR Chevy Takes 2023 Daytona 500 Overtime Victory: Video6
The No. 47 NASCAR Chevy Camaro ZL1 of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. survived the longest Daytona 500 in history to take home the victory after two attempts at a NASCAR Overtime finish.
Stenhouse was neck-and-neck with reigning Cup Series champion, Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Ford Mustang, on Lap 212 of a scheduled 200-lap race. However, behind them, the No. 10 Mustang of Aric Almirola contacted the No. 67 Toyota TRD Camry of Travis Pastrana, causing Pastrana to spin in Turn 2 before collecting the outside polesitter, the No. 5 Camaro of Kyle Larson. The incident unfolded into a massive wreck that took out quite a few frontrunners.
As chaos unfolded behind them, Logano’s No. 22 Mustang and Stenhouse’s No. 47 NASCAR Chevy battled it out up front for the race win. Thanks to a shove from the No. 20 Camry of Christopher Bell, Stenhouse’s No. 47 inched ahead of Logano’s No. 22 Mustang as the caution lights blazed, freezing the field and ultimately ending the race. After reviewing footage and scoring data, the sanctioning body declared Stenhouse’s No. 47 Camaro the winner.
“[My crew] left me a note in the car that said they believe in me and to go get the job done tonight,” Stenhouse said after the race. “I made a few mistakes. We were able to battle back.” He added, “Man, this is unbelievable. This was the site of my last win back in 2017. We’ve worked really hard. We had a couple shots last year to get a win and fell short. It was a tough season, but, man, we got it done. DAYTONA 500!”
With his victory in the 2023 Daytona 500, Stenhouse and the No. 47 Camaro snapped a nearly five-year-long winless streak, and became the first driver from a single-car racing team to win the crown jewel of stock car racing since 2011.
Unfortunately, other NASCAR Chevy teams weren’t so lucky. Kyle Busch’s No. 8 was nabbed for speeding early on, though he fought back up to the front of the field before he was shuffled back and out of the lead. The No. 9 NASCAR Chevy of Chase Elliott and the No. 43 Camaro of Erik Jones were among several drivers to sustain damage in a wreck on Lap 118, ending their hopes of securing the Daytona 500 victory.
Alex Bowman’s No. 48 Camaro went for a spin in Turn 4, but he gathered it back together and managed to salvage a fifth-place result after losing ground from the pole position. The No. 3 Camaro of Austin Dillon, the No. 24 Camaro of William Byron and the No. 1 Camaro of Ross Chastain were also involved in wrecks that severely damaged their race cars.
All said and done, the 2023 Daytona 500 ran 212 laps for 530 miles, beating the previous record for longest Daytona 500 by seven and a half miles.
|Finish||Start||Car Number||Driver||Team||Laps Run||Laps Led||Car|
|1||31||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Kroger/Cottonelle Chevrolet||212||10||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|2||3||22||Joey Logano||Shell Pennzoil Ford||212||12||Ford Mustang|
|3||5||20||Christopher Bell||DeWalt/Rheem Toyota||212||20||Toyota TRD Camry|
|4||9||17||Chris Buescher||Fastenal Ford||212||32||Ford Mustang|
|5||1||48||Alex Bowman||Ally Chevrolet||212||12||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|6||29||16||AJ Allmendinger||Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet||212||1||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|7||24||99||Daniel Suarez||Tootsies Orchid Lounge Chevrolet||212||3||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|8||7||12||Ryan Blaney||Menards/Blue DEF/PEAK Ford||212||1||Ford Mustang|
|9||23||1||Ross Chastain||AdventHealth Chevrolet||212||6||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|10||38||15||Riley Herbst(i)||SunnyD Ford||212||0||Ford Mustang|
|11||40||67||* Travis Pastrana||Black Rifle Coffee Toyota||212||2||Toyota TRD Camry|
|12||13||4||Kevin Harvick||Busch Light Ford||212||1||Ford Mustang|
|13||17||36||* Zane Smith(i)||Wellcare Ford||212||0||Ford Mustang|
|14||35||51||Cody Ware||Biohaven/Jacob Co. Ford||212||0||Ford Mustang|
|15||16||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Bass Pro Shops Toyota||212||13||Toyota TRD Camry|
|16||12||7||Corey LaJoie||Celsius Chevrolet||212||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|17||18||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx 50 Toyota||212||6||Toyota TRD Camry|
|18||2||5||Kyle Larson||HendrickCars.com Chevrolet||211||6||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|19||36||8||Kyle Busch||3CHI Chevrolet||211||6||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|20||15||23||Bubba Wallace||McDonald's Toyota||211||5||Toyota TRD Camry|
|21||4||10||Aric Almirola||Smithfield Ford||211||16||Ford Mustang|
|22||10||6||Brad Keselowski||Nexlizet Ford||211||42||Ford Mustang|
|23||6||2||Austin Cindric||Discount Tire Ford||210||0||Ford Mustang|
|24||22||42||Noah Gragson #||Wendy's Chevrolet||210||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|25||33||54||Ty Gibbs #||Monster Energy/Interstate Batteries Toyota||210||0||Toyota TRD Camry|
|26||19||21||Harrison Burton||Motorcraft/DEX Imaging Ford||210||9||Ford Mustang|
|27||14||38||Todd Gilliland||gener8tor Skills Ford||208||0||Ford Mustang|
|28||11||34||Michael McDowell||Love's Travel Stops Ford||208||0||Ford Mustang|
|29||34||50||* Conor Daly(i)||BitNile.com Chevrolet||206||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|30||32||78||BJ McLeod||Power Slap Rumble Chevrolet||204||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|31||39||84||* Jimmie Johnson||Carvana Chevrolet||203||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|32||28||31||Justin Haley||Cirkul Chevrolet||203||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|33||27||3||Austin Dillon||Bass Pro Shops Club Chevrolet||202||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|34||21||24||William Byron||RaptorTough.com Chevrolet||202||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|35||30||14||Chase Briscoe||Mahindra Tractors Ford||182||5||Ford Mustang|
|36||20||41||Ryan Preece||HaasTooling.com Ford||181||4||Ford Mustang|
|37||25||43||Erik Jones||GUNS N' ROSES Chevrolet||118||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|38||8||9||Chase Elliott||NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet||118||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|39||26||45||Tyler Reddick||Monster Energy Toyota||117||0||Toyota TRD Camry|
|40||37||77||Ty Dillon||Ferris Chevrolet||26||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver
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You pretty much survive these races vs win them. Right place at right time.
Well-deserved. He is a good driver. Needs a bigger team behind him.
At the end of the race, he didn’t even have enough fuel to do burnouts at the finish line! That was a long race
Congrats Ricky. Thks. for beating that b== Logano. This was the worst broadcast of a Nascar race , on TV , that I’ve ever seen.Way too many commercials poor commentary , difficult to maintain continuity of the race. If this is what we can expect, for the rest of the season, then I won’t be wasting my time watching Nascar, anymore..
Well another rigged race by Nascar. The overtime racing accomplished nothing but millions of dollars in torn up race cars. The race ended under caution anyways. The guy that pushed the caution button actually cheated Longano because he was ahead when the crash started. The button guy waited till the bottom line of cars passed Longano. How fair is that? Totally fixed! They should have ended the race on the last caution when Kyle Busch was leading with Austin Dillon was second. RCR would have gotten the win and saving millions of dollars in wrecked cars and possibly injured drivers! Total cluster puck on Nascar!
At most short tracks , if the caution comes on the last lap it is still race to the finish line no matter what. Mostly because of lack of capability to review and they cannot be accused of bias. Some think it may be a safety issue, but that’s the way it should be.
Overtime at a super speedway is just asking to create a junkyard, and just another reason why there is 10 to 15 less cars trying to qualify for the 500 than 20 years ago.