With William Byron taking his series-leading fifth win of the 2023 season at Watkins Glen, 15 drivers have locked themselves into the playoffs.
The sixteenth and last spot belongs to Bubba Wallace. Whereas Ty Gibbs and Daniel Suarez nonetheless have a possible path in on factors alone, it is possible a must-win scenario for the 16 full-time drivers behind Wallace within the standings.
Final 12 months, Austin Dillon gained his approach into the playoffs at Daytona after many of the subject was eradicated in a late-race crash when rain hit the monitor.
One other battle that continues to be undecided is the common season championship. Martin Truex Jr. has it, however his Joe Gibbs Racing team-mate Denny Hamlin is 39pts again and nonetheless within the hunt.
Rumors are rising surrounding Hamlin’s ongoing contract negotiations with JGR, which have been sophisticated by the 23XI Racing. Hamlin spoke on the scenario final weekend at Watkins Glen.
This week, it was introduced that Netflix will companion with NASCAR to create a five-part docuseries following the 2023 Cup Sequence playoffs, set to debut in early 2024.
Race winner William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro
Photograph by: John Harrelson / NKP / Motorsport Images
What’s the NASCAR at Daytona and Milwaukee schedule?
(Schedule is tentative and topic to alter; Cup and Xfinity Sequence at Daytona whereas the Truck Sequence is at Milwaukee)
Friday, August 25
3:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Sequence qualifying – NBC Sports activities App
5:05 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Sequence qualifying – USA NETWORK
7:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Sequence race (100 laps) – USA NETWORK
Saturday, August 26
2:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Sequence observe (Milwaukee) – N/A
7:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Daytona Race (160 laps) – NBC
Sunday, August 27
11:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Sequence qualifying (Milwaukee) – FOX SPORTS 2
1:00 p.m. ET – ARCA Menards collection race (Milwaukee) (150 laps) – FOX SPORTS 1
4:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Sequence race (Milwaukee) (175 laps) – FOX SPORTS 1
How can I watch?
- Date: Saturday, August 26
- TV present begin time: 7:00 p.m. ET
- Phases/Laps: (35/60/65) – 160 laps
- TV channel: NBC | TSN (Canada) | Other international viewing options
- Reside stream: Peacock (post-race present)
- Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Aric Almirola, Stewart Haas Racing, Smithfield Ford Mustang, Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Cares Toyota Camry, Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevrolet Camaro
Photograph by: Gavin Baker / NKP / Motorsport Images
Who’s racing at Daytona?
39 vehicles are on the entry listing with three entries. Each Kaulig Racing and Front Row Motorsports are getting into a 3rd automobile with Chandler Smith driving the No. 13 Chevrolet for Kaulig and Riley Herbst driving the No. 36 Ford for FRM. Beard Motorsports is getting into the race with Austin Hill within the No. 62 Chevrolet. Josh Berry can be driving the #42 Legacy Motor Membership Chevrolet.