The Top Ranked NASCAR Teams in 2023

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So, you're wondering who the top ranked NASCAR teams in 2023 are? Let's get in to it!

While NASCAR may seem like an individual sport to many, NASCAR teams are truly an integral part of the association that makes each race and the season so competitive and complex. These teams compete in the three national NASCAR series – the Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Craftsman Truck Series – as well as in many regional touring series. For each series, a team is allowed four cars with individual drivers in each.

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With the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Looming in November, here are full-time NASCAR teams highest in the standings in the 2023 season.

1. Hendrick Motorsports

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  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet
  • Drivers: Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Alex Bowman

Hendrick Motorsports was founded by Rick Hendrick in 1984. The legendary team boasts a record number of championships and race wins. Hendrick Motorsports is the proud owner of a state-of-the-art facility and is the home team of some of the most decorated drivers in NASCAR history, including Hall-of-Famers Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jimmie Johnson.

2. Joe Gibbs Racing

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  • Manufacturer: Toyota 
  • Drivers: Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell, Ty Gibbs

Joe Gibbs Racing  was established in 1992, and has since been a consistent contender for championships and winning seasons since then. The team embodies the coaching principles from Joe Gibbs' successful career in the NFL.

Joe Gibbs Racing flaunts an impressive roster of drivers, crew members, and cutting-edge technology and is a top-of-the-line team when it comes to innovation and dedication to the sport. Joe Gibbs is hopeful about a strong end to the 2023 season.

3. Team Penske

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  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Drivers: Austin Cindric, Ryan Blaney, Joey Lagano

Team Penske was established by Roger Penske in 1966, and has been a force to be reckoned with since then. In 2022, Team Penske won both the NASCAR Cup Series championship and the NTT Indycar Series. Additionally, Team Penske driver Austin Cindric won the Daytona 500 in 2022, making it a phenomenal year for the team.

4. Stewart-Haas Racing

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  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Drivers: Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Chase Briscoe, Ryan Preece

Stewart-Haas racing is co-owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, who is the founder of Haas Automation. The co-founders started the team in 2002. The team is currently going through a series of changes with their drivers, but are hopeful about the future in the 2024 season and beyond.

5. 23XI Racing

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  • Manufacturer: Toyota
  • Drivers: Bubba Wallace, Tyler Reddick

23XI Racing is owned by Michael Jordan. The team was only recently founded in 2020, but has become a powerhouse team since then with some veteran drivers and seasoned professionals in the sport in leadership positions. Bubba Wallace has been the big story for the young and growing team and will continue to be over the next few years.

Roush Fenway Keselowski (RFK) Racing

  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Drivers: Brad Keselowski, Chris Buescher

Richard Childress Racing

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet
  • Drivers: Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch

Front Row Motorsports

  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Drivers: Michael McDowell, Todd Gilliland, Zane Smith

JTG Daugherty Racing

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet
  • Drivers: Rickey Stenhouse Jr.

Kaulig Racing

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet
  • Drivers: AJ Allmendinger, Justin Haley

Legacy Motor Club

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet
  • Drivers: Noah Gragson, Erik Jones

Live Fast Motorsports 

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet
  • Drivers: BJ McLeod, Josh Bilicki

Rick Ware Racing

  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Drivers: Riley Herbst, Todd Gilliand, JJ Yeley

Spire Motorsports 

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet
  • Drivers: Corey LaJoie, Ty Dillion

Trackhouse Racing Team

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet
  • Drivers: Ross Chastain, Daniel Suarez

Wood Brothers Racing

  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Drivers: Harrison Burton
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