Walero at the Daytona 500

February marked the 65th running of the iconic Daytona 500 in 2023 and once again Walero athletes Joey Logano, Corey LaJoie and Cody battled it out in one of the biggest races in motorsport.

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February marked the 65th running of the legendary Daytona 500, a race that guarantees door to door action and endless thrills for spectators and fans both trackside and on TV. Walero athletes Joey Logano, Corey LaJoie and Cody Ware were once again involved in the thick of the action and flying the flag for Walero at one of the biggest races in motorsport.

The weekend was kickstarted with the qualifying duels replacing the standard qualifying format, allowing all the drivers to battle it out for position with combined fastest lap times which would in turn determine their starting positions for Friday nights newly introduced Duel format races.

Joey Logano would claim first place in the opening duel of Friday evening, with Cody Ware bringing his car home in P20 at the fall of the chequered flag. Corey LaJoie would complete the Friday night with a battling effort securing him P5. The combined lap times from the duels would grant Joey P3 on the grid for Sunday’s race with Cody and Corey lining up P35 and P12 respectively.

At the drop of the green flag on Sunday afternoon, it was set to be a classic from the very beginning. Joey battled strongly at the very front of the field, whilst Corey and Cody would be involved in a titanic battle for position in the middle of the pack as accidents and caution periods provided a constant source of action.

At the chequered flag, Joey would cross the line in P2 after just missing out on first place after a race long battle for position with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Corey would set personal lap records to run his fastest Daytona 500 in his NASCAR career to cross the line in P16. In a fantastic racing display, Cody would mount a mammoth charge through the field to climb up to P14 at the chequered flag from P35 on the grid!

Clearly another race to remember for our Walero athletes with another podium finish for Joey and personal records truly beaten for both Corey and Cody. The NASCAR paddock now moves onto Fontana and Las vegas for the next two rounds of the NASCAR Cup Series.