Saturday, June 3, 2023

Inspection Complete: Kyle Busch Officially Wins GEICO 500 at Talladega

Kyle Busch Talladega win Richard Childress Racing GEICO 500 inspection
Kyle Busch has been named the official winner of the 2023 GEICO 500 at Talladega after his No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet passed inspection. Photo Credit: Chris Owens/HHP for Chevy Racing

Kyle Busch officially scored his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2023 season in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR confirmed Busch as the official winner of the race after his race-winning No. 8 Richard Childress Racing McLaren Custom Grills Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 cleared post-race inspection.

The 37-year-old Busch scored the win after a last-lap dust-up between race leader Bubba Wallace and Ryan Blaney paved the way for Busch to sneak past the duo in the bottom line before the field was frozen due to a crash.

This latest victory marks the 62nd of the Las Vegas native’s illustrious NASCAR Cup Series career, and it is Busch’s second win since moving to Richard Childress Racing last offseason.

No issues were detected in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following Sunday’s GEICO 500 are now official.

NASCAR will take the No. 2 car, the No. 5 car and the No. 45 car back to the NASCAR R&D Center for further inspection.

Ryan Blaney was the official runner-up finisher of the race and he was followed by Chris Buescher, Chase Briscoe, and Brad Keselowski in the top five.

Race Recap

Kyle Busch Makes Fuel Gamble, Avoids Last-Lap Melee to Capture Victory at Talladega

Updated Driver Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings

Updated Owner Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings

Video Highlights / Other Race Stories

Video: Tyler Reddick, Chase Briscoe Find Trouble Making Green-Flag Stops at Talladega

Video: Harrison Burton Makes Save After Being Turned; Zane Smith, Austin Dillon Done For Day

Video: Joey Logano, Corey LaJoie Collected in Late-Race Crash at Talladega

Video: Kyle Larson Takes MASSIVE T-Bone Shot From Ryan Preece in Hard Overtime Crash

Video: Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney Trigger ‘The Big One’ on Final Lap at Talladega

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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