NASCAR 2023 Southern 500 schedule, entry list, and how to watch

NASCAR 2023 Southern 500 schedule, entry list, and how to watch
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NASCAR 2023 Southern 500 schedule, entry list, and how to watch

At Daytona, Bubba Wallace secured the final spot in the playoffs, while Chris Buescher led Brad Keselowski to a 1-2 finish for RFK Racing. Unfortunately, Chase Elliott finished fourth and missed the playoffs for the first time in his career. Alongside Elliott, drivers such as Daniel Suarez, Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Austin Dillon, and Alex Bowman also missed the cut.

Martin Truex Jr. locked up the regular season title, but it’s William Byron who now sits atop the reset points standings. Byron is the most recent Cup winner at Darlington, but it’s Erik Jones who is the defending winner of the Southern 500.

There have been some crew chief swaps announced, with Cindric and Harrison Burton switching crew chiefs after both drivers failed to make the playoffs. Joe Gibbs Racing also swapped pit crews between Christopher Bell and Ty Gibbs.

In the truck side, Matt DiBenedetto announced that he will not return to Rackley W.A.R. in 2024, and NASCAR penalized title contender Ty Majeski for a tire-related issue.

As for the NASCAR at Darlington schedule, there will be Xfinity Series practice and qualifying before the Xfinity Series race in the afternoon. The Cup Series practice and qualifying will also take place, followed by the Cup Series race in the evening. A total of 36 cars are on the entry list, with no open entries. Carson Hocevar will be making his second Cup start of the year, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet for Legacy Motor Club. Ryan Newman will be back in the No. 51 RWR Ford, with J.J. Yeley returning to the No. 15 RWR Ford.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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