6:56 p.m. ET: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is your 2023 Daytona 500 winner. He won just as the race went into yet another caution. He opened with +3000 odds to win on DraftKings Sportsbook.
RT to congratulate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on his #DAYTONA500 win! pic.twitter.com/OstRwcdmFi— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 19, 2023
Ricky Stenhouse Jr your 2023 Daytona 500 champion! #Daytona500 @FOXNashville pic.twitter.com/otiJ1gXXKT— Jill Jelnick (@JillJelnick) February 19, 2023
Daytona 500 winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. talks with @JamieLittleTV. pic.twitter.com/hk56hTy7eH— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 20, 2023
6:37 p.m. ET: After a clean start, we have a messy finish with another caution flag coming out as soon as overtime began. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is currently in the lead.
Oh my. #DAYTONA500 pic.twitter.com/QuYIVJjjtC— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 19, 2023
6:11 p.m. ET: We have another crash and the Caution flag comes out with just 19 laps to go. Ryan Preece and Michael McDowell took the brunt of it.
This might get wild now.— Xfinity Racing (@XfinityRacing) February 19, 2023
Ryan Preece, Michael McDowell. Martin Truex Jr., Ty Gibbs and Kevin Harvick all involved in a wreck with under 20 laps left. #Daytona500 pic.twitter.com/rajFXhcw50
5:15 p.m. ET: 130 laps down in Daytona Beach complete and Ross Chastain is the Stage 2 winner. He edged out Alex Bowman to take the stage and they were followed by Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Austin Cindric. Final stage coming up.
Ross Chastain wins Stage 2. pic.twitter.com/MaonIQ8ceh— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 19, 2023
5:05 p.m. ET: Caution flag came out right before the end of Stage 2 as we had our first wreck of the day.
Many big names involved in the first big crash of the day. Blaney, Elliott, Larson, Truex, Suarez all involved. #Daytona500 pic.twitter.com/cmJzmCbYwO— The Comeback (@thecomeback) February 19, 2023
4:13 p.m. ET update: The first 65 laps of the Daytona 500 are complete and Brad Keselowski took Stage 1 of the race. He was followed by Ryan Preece, Chris Buescher, Kevin Harvick, and Michael McDowell.
There were no cautions in Stage 1, the first time that has happened since cautions began in 2017.
The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series officially began on Sunday with the 65th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL.
Kyle Larson entered the race as the favorite to win with +1000 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook. He secured a premium spot by beginning the race in Row 1 in the second slot. Starting in pole position was Austin Bowman, who earned the spot by posting the fastest time in Wednesday’s qualifying round. Bowman entered the race with +2000 odds to take the checkered flag. Meanwhile, reigning Dayton 500 champion Austin Cindric also entered with +2000 odds and started the race in sixth. He is vying to become just the fifth driver to go back-to-back at the “Great American Race” and the 13th to win the event multiple times.
Other favorites included Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, and reigning Cup Series champion Joey Logano, all of whom entered with +1200 odds to win.
We’ll keep tabs on this year’s Daytona 500 with updates and the winner as soon as the race concludes.
2023 Daytona 500 starting lineup
|16||Martin Truex Jr.||19|
|31||Rickv Stenhouse Jr.||47|