NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after the Daytona 500


DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 19: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the driver of the #47 Kroger/Cottonelle Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series 65th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2023, in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after the Daytona 500 is presented by Fan4Racing contributor Owen Stewart.

The NASCAR season is officially underway, and as usual, the Daytona 500 provided plenty of excitement to begin the 2023 campaign. After two overtime restarts, this year’s opener was the longest Daytona 500 in history, ending with an upset after Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took his first checkered flag since 2017. It’s difficult to make too much of a read on the field after just one race, especially at a track that provides as much uncertainty as Daytona, but the power rankings still see a bit of a shakeup heading into race number two. The top sees some minor changes, while the bottom half of the top 20 sees a few new faces and a few drivers drop out following a topsy-turvy race. There should be some more clarity following the series’ second race, as NASCAR will head to Auto Club this coming Sunday. 

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On Fan4Racing Radio: Daytona NASCAR Race Review and Hot Topics Sound Off

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Jay Husmann on Fan4Racing Radio for our Daytona NASCAR Race Review, and Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Jay Husmann on Fan4Racing Radio for our 2023 Daytona NASCAR Race Review, and Hot Topics SoundOff with the Fan4Racing crew!

In this episode…

We’ll start with the latest Short Track news, then we’ll review the ARCA Menards Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, 

Next, we have the media interview with the ARCA Menards Series Daytona winner, Greg Van Alst, driver of the No. 35 Chevrolet. Afterward, we review the NASCAR Truck Series opener at Daytona.

Then, we review the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series openers at Daytona.

We end this episode with the  Hot Topics Sound-Off conversation with the Fan4Racing crew!

As alwaysThanks for listening!

Ricky Stenhouse Jr Wins the Longest Daytona 500 in Two Overtimes

Ricky Stenhouse Jr wins the longest Daytona 500 in two overtimes for the NASCAR Cup Series in the season opener on Sunday afternoon.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the longest DAYTONA 500 in NASCAR history, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got help from an unexpected source and won the sport’s most prestigious race when a wild wreck froze the field in the second overtime.

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Austin Hill Wins a NASCAR Xfinity Series Overtime Photo Finish at Daytona

Austin Hill wins a NASCAR Xfinity Series overtime photo finish at Daytona International Speedway in the Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner 300 on Saturday.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After Sam Mayer spun on the roof of his Chevrolet on the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway, trailing a shower of sparks, Austin Hill, Justin Allgaier, and John Hunter Nemechek sat in their cars and waited.

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Greg Van Alst Scores a Big One for the Underdogs at Daytona

Greg Van Alst scores a big one for the underdogs at Daytona International Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series ARCA 200 on Saturday afternoon.

A name that has long been associated with short-track racing is Greg Van Alst.

With a resume that includes a championship in the CRA Super Series title in 2019, that accomplishment enabled Van Alst to participate in the Road to Daytona program before starting his ARCA Menards Series team two years later with the goal of representing short-track veterans on a larger stage.

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