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NASCAR Cup Series race number 31 of 36
Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:25
Average speed: 160.097 mph
Pole speed: 181.656 mph
Cautions: 4 for 19 laps
Margin of victory: .012 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 70
Green flag passes: 19,946 (118.0 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2023 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2023 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
11012   Ryan Blaney MenardsPennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford188running8506
2 824   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running12530
31211   Denny Hamlin Mavis Tires & Brakes   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running3340
4367   Corey LaJoie Gainbridge   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet188running0340
5 72   Austin Cindric Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford188running15370
63031   Justin Haley Morris-Shea Bridge Co., Inc.   (Matthew Kaulig)Chevrolet188running1350
7239   Chase Elliott Llumar   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running8430
81941   Ryan Preece Wonder Bread   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford188running8310
9 636   Riley Herbst Beast Unleashed White Haze   (Bob Jenkins)Ford188running1000
102899   Daniel Suarez Tootsies Orchid Lounge   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet188running0320
113413   Chandler Smith Quick Tie Products, Inc.   (Matthew Kaulig)Chevrolet188running000
121738   Todd Gilliland Georgia Peanuts   (Bob Jenkins)Ford188running0250
13 314   Chase Briscoe Old Spice   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford188running0270
141520   Christopher Bell DEWALT Electrical Solutions   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running2230
15 45   Kyle Larson Valvoline / HendrickCars.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running1340
161345   Tyler Reddick McDonald's   (23XI Racing)Toyota188running2220
17 110   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford188running7200
181619   Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running0190
192417   Chris Buescher BuildSubmarines.com   (Jack Roush)Ford188running3180
203116   A.J. Allmendinger Action Industries   (Matthew Kaulig)Chevrolet188running0170
211834   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops   (Bob Jenkins)Ford188running5160
223547   Ricky Stenhouse Jr Sara Lee Artesano Bakery Bread   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet188running14150
23 923   Bubba Wallace Leidos   (23XI Racing)Toyota188running3140
24 222   Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford188running48240
25258   Kyle Busch X World Wallet   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188running2120
262643   Erik Jones Allegiant   (Legacy Motor Club)Chevrolet188running4110
273377   Ty Dillon Ferris Commercial Mowers   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet188running2120
282048   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running13150
293778   B.J. McLeod Gunk   (B.J. McLeod)Chevrolet187running000
302915   Brennan Poole Finance Pro Plus   (Rick Ware)Ford186running000
312121   Harrison Burton DEX Imaging   (Wood Brothers)Ford175suspension060
32 56   Brad Keselowski Solomon Plumbing   (Jack Roush)Ford161crash5151
33143   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet161crash1110
342254   Ty Gibbs Monster Energy   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota161crash030
353842   Carson Hocevar Sunseeker Resorts   (Legacy Motor Club)Chevrolet161crash000
362751   J.J. Yeley Biohaven/Jacob Co.   (Rick Ware)Ford83fuel pump000
37321   Ross Chastain Worldwide Express   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet59crash010
38114   Kevin Harvick Busch Light Camo   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford188running1110
Top 10 in Stage 1: #12, 24, 5, 9, 48, 2, 31, 22, 41, 7
Top 10 in Stage 2: #6, 24, 22, 3, 9, 99, 5, 14, 77, 45

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Carson Hocevar42unapproved adjustments

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
16060  
61655   #1,8,20,47 accident 3 / stage 1 conclusion#43
6612156  
1221254   end of stage 2#42
12616237  
1631686   #3,6,14,16,17,21,42,54 accident frontstretch#11
1691713  
1721754   debris backstretch#2
17618813  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.1%             Average green flag run: 33.8 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joey Logano155
  Aric Almirola661
  Joey Logano71812
  William Byron19191
  Joey Logano20223
  Ryan Preece23308
  Ricky Stenhouse Jr31388
  Ty Dillon39402
  Christopher Bell41422
  Austin Cindric43486
  Ricky Stenhouse Jr49502
  Austin Cindric51511
  Ricky Stenhouse Jr52532
  Austin Cindric54552
  Ricky Stenhouse Jr56572
  Austin Cindric58592
  Ryan Blaney60612
  Riley Herbst62621
  Ryan Blaney63653
  Chase Elliott66672
  Ryan Blaney68681
  Chase Elliott69724
  Alex Bowman73731
  Austin Cindric74741
  Alex Bowman75762
  Austin Cindric77782
  Erik Jones79791
  Alex Bowman80812
  Austin Cindric82821
  Erik Jones83853
  Michael McDowell86872
  Riley Herbst88881
  Michael McDowell89891
  Riley Herbst90912
  Michael McDowell92921
  Riley Herbst93942
  Tyler Reddick95951
  Riley Herbst96994
  Tyler Reddick1001001
  Michael McDowell1011011
  Denny Hamlin1021043
  Kyle Busch1051062
  Austin Dillon1071071
  Brad Keselowski1081103
  Joey Logano1111155
  William Byron1161194
  Brad Keselowski1201212
  Justin Haley1221221
  Joey Logano12313210
  Kyle Larson1331331
  Joey Logano13414310
  Chris Buescher1441452
  Joey Logano1461483
  William Byron1491535
  Bubba Wallace1541563
  William Byron1571582
  Aric Almirola1591602
  Kevin Harvick1611644
  Chris Buescher1651651
  Aric Almirola1661683
  Alex Bowman1691691
  Aric Almirola1701701
  Alex Bowman1711766
  Kevin Harvick1771782
  Alex Bowman1791791
  Chase Elliott1801801
  Kevin Harvick1811822
  Chase Elliott1831831
  Kevin Harvick1841863
  Ryan Blaney1871882

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   William Byron 3136    
2   Denny Hamlin 3108   -28  
3   Christopher Bell 3080   -56  
4   Ryan Blaney 3078   -58  
5   Chris Buescher 3077   -59  
6   Martin Truex Jr 3075   -61  
7   Kyle Larson 3073   -63  
8   Brad Keselowski 3060   -76  
9   Tyler Reddick 3058   -78  
10   Bubba Wallace 3051   -85  
11   Ross Chastain 3050   -86  
12   Kyle Busch 3034   -102  
13   Joey Logano 2111   -1025  
13   Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2111   -1025  
15   Kevin Harvick 2103   -1033  
15   Michael McDowell 2103   -1033  
17   Chase Elliott 710   -2426  
18   Daniel Suarez 675   -2461  
19   Ty Gibbs 655   -2481  
20   Alex Bowman 627   -2509  
Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Denny Hamlin 1041    
2   William Byron 1019   -22  
3   Martin Truex Jr 964   -77  
4   Christopher Bell 956   -85  
5   Kyle Larson 928   -113  
6   Brad Keselowski 904   -137  
7   Chris Buescher 877   -164  
8   Tyler Reddick 875   -166  
9   Ryan Blaney 854   -187  
10   Ross Chastain 839   -202  
11   Kevin Harvick 828   -213  
12   Kyle Busch 821   -220  
13   Joey Logano 808   -233  
14   Bubba Wallace 747   -294  
15   Chase Elliott 710   -331  
16   Daniel Suarez 675   -366  
16   Ricky Stenhouse Jr 675   -366  
18   Michael McDowell 673   -368  
19   Ty Gibbs 655   -386  
20   Alex Bowman 627   -414