Monday, March 27, 2023

NASCAR at Daytona live race updates, results, highlights from Coke Zero Sugar 400

The NASCAR Cup Series regular season is coming to an end, and all eyes will be on Daytona with just one driver playoff spot remaining.

Any driver currently in the top 30 in points without a win can lock up that last spot by taking the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday. Should a playoff driver or a driver not eligible for the playoffs claim first place, then two drivers could grab the final spot on points: Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon.

The two Richard Childress Racing teammates are neck and neck in the standings, with Reddick holding the slight edge, 677-652. If the race comes down to the wire, expect to see these drivers battle it out with the stakes so high.

Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Daytona on Saturday night. Follow below for complete results from the Coke Zero Sugar 400

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NASCAR at Daytona live updates, highlights from Coke Zero Sugar 400

7:14 p.m.: The cars are lined up on the grid. Just under a half hour until the start of the race.

7:08 p.m.: The final list of cars moving to the rear after inspections tonight. Add Kaz Grala to that list.

7:04 p.m.: A lot on the line tonight for Tyler Reddick, who is feeling ready for the big race.

6:45 p.m.: Three drivers, including NASCAR Cup Series leader Kyle Larson, will start in the back of the race after their cars failed pre-race inspection. Larson is still credited as the polesitter for the race.

NASCAR start time today

  • Time: 7 p.m. ET (TV time)
  • TV channel: NBC (TSN5 in Canada)
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)

The green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Daytona International Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval is scheduled to drop at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Because it’s Daytona in the summer, there is a chance that weather will be a factor. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla., is for partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 90 degrees during the day, followed by cloudy skies and a low temperature in the high 70s at night. There is the usual chance for showers and thunderstorms. The weather service puts the chances for precipitation at 30 percent during the day and 20 percent at night.

MORE: How the final playoff spot will be decided at Daytona

NASCAR starting lineup at Daytona

Here is the complete NASCAR starting lineup for Saturday’s race at Daytona International Speedway, the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

Start pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
2 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
3 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
4 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
7 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
8 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
9 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
10 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
11 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
12 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
13 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
14 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
15 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
16 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
17 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
18 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
19 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
20 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
21 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
22 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
23 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
24 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
25 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
26 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing
27 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
28 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
29 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
30 BJ McLeod 78 Live Fast Motorsports
31 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
32 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front Row Motorsports
33 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
34 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
35 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
36 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
37 Joey Gase 15 Rick Ware Racing
38 Kaz Grala 16 Kaulig Racing
39 Landon Cassill 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
40 David Starr 66 Motorsports Business Management


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