2023 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway

Tale Of The Tape: Rudeen Racing vs. Clauson-Marshall Racing

Tale Of The Tape: Rudeen Racing vs. Clauson-Marshall Racing

Breaking down the battle for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions owner's title between Rudeen Racing and Clauson-Marshall Racing.

Sep 22, 2023 by Brandon Paul

Two teams. One race. $80,000 on the line. 

A battle that began in April comes to a dramatic conclusion when the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions owner’s title is decided Saturday during the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway. 

Two-time defending champion Clauson-Marshall Racing enters the 4-Crown Nationals in a rare position, trailing Rudeen Racing by four points. 

Both teams have handled their fair share of adversity this season with primary drivers Tyler Courtney and Zeb Wise missing time due to injury. Likewise, both teams have overcome these challenges to set up the closest championship battle the series has seen under Tony Stewart’s ownership. 

Now, it’s time for the battle to be decided at “The Big E.” Let’s take a look at the tale of the tape. 

Rudeen Racing

Rudeen Racing enters the season finale with eight wins, 23 top fives and 35 top-10 finishes. 

Zeb Wise was behind the wheel for all eight of those wins and every top-five finish. 

Parker Price-MIller filled the seat of the No. 26 and recorded two top-10 finishes while Wise recovered from an injury in May.

Zeb Wise - 41 races. 8 wins. 23 top fives. 33 top 10s. Avg. Finish: 6.18.

Parker Price-Miller - 2 races. No wins. No top fives. Two top 10s. Avg. Finish: 10.

Clauson-Marshall Racing

Clauson-Marshall Racing enters the season finale with nine wins, 24 top fives and 37 top-10 finishes. 

Tyler Courtney drove to victory lane for all of those wins, while also recording 23 top fives and 33 top-10 finishes. 

Anthony Macri filled the void in the No. 7BC while Courtney recovered from a back injury. Macri claimed one top five and four top 10s during his stint with CMR. 

Tyler Courtney - 35 races. 9 wins. 23 top fives. 33 top 10s. Avg. Finish: 4.86.

Anthony Macri - 8 races. No wins. One top five. Four top 10s. Avg. Finish: 11.

All Star Circuit of Champions Championship Scenarios

Rudeen Racing clinches the title if: 

  • Zeb Wise finishes second or better at Eldora
  • Wise finishes two positions behind Tyler Courtney if Courtney doesn't win the race
  • Wise finishes second if Courtney claims the victory at Eldora

Clauson-Marshall Racing clinches the title if:

  • Courtney wins at Eldora and Wise finishes third or worse
  • Courtney finishes three spots or more ahead of Wise

The stage is now set. If you can't be at Eldora Speedway this weekend, you can watch the championship battle unfold live on FloRacing. Sign up for a FloRacing subscription today by clicking here