65th Annual DAYTONA 500 to Open 2023 NASCAR Cup Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2022) – The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was announced today, and like 2022, the DAYTONA 500, NASCAR’s biggest and most prestigious event, will kick off NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary season while the Coke Zero Sugar 400 will again be final race of the regular season. In addition, the schedules for the NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series ’23 schedules were released.

How Did New England-Connected Drivers Do At Daytona?

Jeremy Clements won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Daytona while Anthony Alfredo of Ridgefield, CT came in seventh and Jeb Burton finished 19th. Alfredo and Burton drive team cars for Cape Cod’s Chris and Mary Our, who reside in Harwich, MA.

Kurt Busch Out Of Cup Playoffs, Austin Dillon Races In At Daytona

The week started with the announcement that Kurt Busch was not going to make the start of the Cup playoffs and that his waiver request had been withdrawn, effectively giving up any hope of a return for the former champion. That announcement left the window open for Martin Truex, Jr. and Ryan Blaney to make the playoffs on points if neither won at Daytona. That is, unless no one NEW won at Daytona.

Austin Dillon Grabs NASCAR Cup Playoff Spot With Dramatic Coke Zero Sugar 400 Victory at Daytona International Speedway; Blaney Also Advances

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With a huge assist from Richard Childress Racing teammate Tyler Reddick after a rain delay of more than three hours, Austin Dillon forced his way into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff and broke Martin Truex Jr.’s heart.

Jeremy Clements Scores Upset Win in Wild Wawa 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2022) – Friday night’s bizarre, attrition-filled, rain-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway produced an appropriately unexpected outcome when Jeremy Clements took the checkered flag under caution at the end of the third attempt at overtime.

Big Implications For NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season Finale At Daytona

It all comes down to this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale, the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, this Saturday, August 27 at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, and if history is any indicator of what to expect this weekend, everybody has a shot at the win.

NASCAR Xfinity Series – Friday Night Under Lights at Daytona International Speedway

Just four races remain in the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season (Daytona, Darlington, Kansas and Bristol) and a lot can happen to shake up the standings as the 2022 season winds down. After a weekend of road course racing at Watkins Glen International, the Xfinity Series returns to the World Center of Racing – Daytona International Speedway – for the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca Cola on Friday, August 26 under the lights at 7:30 p.m. ET  on USA, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).

Kurt Busch To Miss Start of NASCAR Playoffs

Mooresville, N.C. (Aug. 25, 2022) — 23XI Racing announced today that Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 45 Toyota Camry TRD, will miss the start of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs as he continues to recover from an injury sustained at Pocono Raceway. Kurt’s health and well-being continue to be of utmost importance to 23XI and the team fully supports his decision to focus on taking the time to get better.

Seven Former DAYTONA Champions Need Coke Zero Sugar 400 Victory to Have Shot at NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 16, 2022) – With the NASCAR Cup Series’ regular season finale Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway less than two weeks away, seven – yes seven – former DAYTONA Champions are in a “must-win” situation if they want to have a chance to make the 2022 NASCAR Playoffs.