Chevy dominates the NASCAR Cup Series
Chevrolets competing on the NASCAR Cup Series are flexing their collective muscles. One month into the 2023 schedule, Chevy is turning the NASCAR manufacturers’ championship into a joke. Chevrolet has compiled 120 points and three wins and Ford and Toyota each have 98.
Week 1 at Daytona International Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took the checkered flag, while Chevy peers Alex Bowman (fifth), AJ Allmendigner (sixth), Daniel Suarez (seventh) and Ross Chastain (ninth) all turned in top-10 runs. Week 2 at the Auto Club Speedway two-mile asphalt finale: Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Chastain and Suarez, all Chevy pilots, ran 1-2-3-4, placing six in the top nine.
Chevy continued its front-pack runs into Stage 3 Sunday, the third race of the season. William Byron outsprinted Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman over the final two overtime laps, securing the checkered flag as the Hendrick teammates swept the top three stops for the third time in franchise history.
Winners of back-to-back manufacturers’ championships after failing to win the previous five seasons, Chevy, which earned the coveted title each season from 2003-15, could be poised for another prolonged run.
Logano crashes out of the race
He crapped out on his 20th roll, suffering his first career DNF in Sin City. After starting on the pole, Logano dropped back, missed Stage 1 points and found himself racing three-wide with Brad Keselowski, the middleman, and Kyle Bush for 14th place. Logano couldn’t hold his outside lane, rubbing Brad Keselowski and crashing into the wall on Lap 183. It was the race’s first caution for cause.