Chevrolet Opens 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season with 4 consecutive wins
12 March 2023
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
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AVONDALE, ARIZONA — MARCH 12: William Byron, driver of the No.24 Hendrick Motorsports Valvoline Chevrolet, won the United Rentals 500 today at Phoenix Raceway. It marks back-to-back wins for Byron after his victory last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wins for Chevrolet in the first 4 NASCAR Cup Series points paying races of 2023.
Toyota got on the board first when Martin Truex Jr won the exhibition race in LA called The Clash at the Coliseum. Then Ford won both the Duels at Daytona as part of qualifying for the Daytona 500. None of these were points paying races on the NASCAR calendar as the season official starts with the Daytona 500. Since then its been all Chevrolet with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. winning at Daytona, Kyle Busch winning at Fontana, Byron winning at Las Vegas and again today here at Phoenix Raceway.
For Chevrolet, this marks over 800 wins, making Chevrolet the winningest manufacturer in NASCAR Cup Series history.
The Phoenix results had five Chevrolets, three Fords let by Ryan Blaney in P2, and two Toyotas led Tyler Reddick in P3. All four Hendrick Motorsports cars finished in the Top 10 with Josh Berry filling in for the injured Chase Elliott. Something NASCAR legend and HMS executive VP Jeff Gordon was thrilled to discuss at the post-race press conference.