Three NASCAR Chevy Teams Starting Top 10 For 2023 Daytona 5000
Three NASCAR Chevy racers will take the green flag from inside the top 10 for the 65th running of the Daytona 500 on February 19th, 2023.
Once again, an all-Bow Tie front row will lead the field to green, as Alex Bowman’s No. 48 Chevy Camaro ZL1 and Kyle Larson’s No. 5 Camaro earned the two fastest times during qualifying. They were the only two drivers allowed to keep their starting positions while the rest of the field raced to set the lineup in the 2023 Duels at Daytona, and unfortunately, the Chevy racers didn’t fare so well in the twin 60-lap races.
As a result, the next-best NASCAR Chevy is the No. 9 Camaro of Chase Elliott, who will start eighth for The Great American Race. Corey Lajoie’s No. 7 Camaro is the only other Chevy starting in the top 20 – he will take the green flag from 12th. The next Camaro racer will start 21st: William Byron, driver of the No. 24 NASCAR Chevy.
After that, quite a few Chevys make up the tail end of the starting lineup. It will certainly be interesting to observe their strategies as they attempt to charge to the front of the field. It’s possible that they could all team up and form a Bow Tie freight train, shoving past the competition on their way to the coveted first position. They proved they can work well together during the Duels – so long as pit strategy keeps them on the pace.
The green flag will fall on the 2023 Daytona 500 at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
|1||48||Alex Bowman||Ally Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|2||5||Kyle Larson||HendrickCars.com Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|3||22||Joey Logano||Shell Pennzoil Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|4||10||Aric Almirola||Smithfield Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|5||20||Christopher Bell||DeWalt/Rheem Toyota||N/A||N/A||Toyota TRD Camry|
|6||2||Austin Cindric||Discount Tire Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|7||12||Ryan Blaney||Menards/Blue DEF/PEAK Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|8||9||Chase Elliott||NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|9||17||Chris Buescher||Fastenal Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|10||6||Brad Keselowski||Nexlizet Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|11||34||Michael McDowell||Love's Travel Stops Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|12||7||Corey LaJoie||Celsius Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|13||4||Kevin Harvick||Busch Light Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|14||38||Todd Gilliland||gener8tor Skills Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|15||23||Bubba Wallace||McDonald's Toyota||N/A||N/A||Toyota TRD Camry|
|16||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Bass Pro Shops Toyota||N/A||N/A||Toyota TRD Camry|
|17||36||Zane Smith(i)||Wellcare Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|18||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx 50 Toyota||N/A||N/A||Toyota TRD Camry|
|19||21||Harrison Burton||Motorcraft/DEX Imaging Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|20||41||Ryan Preece||HaasTooling.com Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|21||24||William Byron||RaptorTough.com Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|22||42||Noah Gragson #||Wendy's Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|23||1||Ross Chastain||AdventHealth Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|24||99||Daniel Suarez||Tootsies Orchid Lounge Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|25||43||Erik Jones||GUNS N' ROSES Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|26||45||Tyler Reddick||Monster Energy Toyota||N/A||N/A||Toyota TRD Camry|
|27||3||Austin Dillon||Bass Pro Shops Club Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|28||31||Justin Haley||Cirkul Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|29||16||AJ Allmendinger||Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|30||14||Chase Briscoe||Mahindra Tractors Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|31||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Kroger/Cottonelle Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|32||78||BJ McLeod||Power Slap Rumble Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|33||54||Ty Gibbs #||Monster Energy/Interstate Batteries Toyota||N/A||N/A||Toyota TRD Camry|
|34||50||Conor Daly(i)||BitNile.com Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|35||51||Cody Ware||Biohaven/Jacob Co. Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|36||8||Kyle Busch||3CHI Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|37||77||Ty Dillon||Ferris Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|38||15||Riley Herbst(i)||SunnyD Ford||N/A||N/A||Ford Mustang|
|39||84||Jimmie Johnson||Carvana Chevrolet||N/A||N/A||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|40||67||Travis Pastrana||Black Rifle Coffee Toyota||N/A||N/A||Toyota TRD Camry|
# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver
P – Playoffs eligible
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