CONCORD, N.C. -- The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs kick off at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 3. The elimination-style postseason will see 16 drivers battle for the championship. On the Hendrick Motorsports side of things, William Byron and Kyle Larson are in the mix for the driver championship, while the Nos. 5, 9 and 24 teams are competing for the owner championship.
In its history, the Rick Hendrick-owned organization has 15 wins at the track "Too Tough to Tame." Byron earned the latest victory with his triumph in the May 2023 race, which was also the 100th win for the No. 24 car.
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Larson will sport the classic HendrickCars.com look at the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. His two points-paying wins in 2023 (at Richmond Raceway and Martinsville Speedway) as well as his victory in the non-points-paying All-Star Race have come with this scheme.
Elliott's No. 9 Chevy will carry the colors of NAPA Auto Parts. His longtime primary partner has been the primary sponsor at 11 of his previous 13 starts at the 1.366-mile track. In the spring race, Elliott finished third, which is his best finish at the South Carolina track.
Byron opens the playoffs with Liberty University on the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. His spring win at Darlington is one of a series-leading five victories on the season that helped to position the 25-year-old driver as the top seed in the playoffs.
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With much of this race taking place under the lights, Alex Bowman will display the "night" look on the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. This is the fifth time that black-based scheme will take to the track in the 2023 season.
Catch all the action on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. ET with coverage on USA Network, NBC Sports App, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90). See the schemes that will race at Darlington below.
Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
William Byron, No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1