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The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona Race Page



Entry List / Drivers Eligible

Drivers eligible for the Advance Auto Parts Clash:
won a pole in 2017
1) #12-Ryan Blaney (was in #21 Wood Brothers Ford))
2) #41-Kurt Busch
3) #18-Kyle Busch
4) #9-Chase Elliott (was in #24)
5) #11-Denny Hamlin
6) #4-Kevin Harvick
7) #20-Erik Jones (was in the #77 Toyota)
8) #2-Brad Keselowski
9) #42-Kyle Larson
10) #22-Joey Logano
11) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
12) #78-Martin Truex Jr.

Didn't win a pole in 2017, but are eligible as....:

Former Daytona 500 Pole Award Winners
13) #3-Austin Dillon
14) #48-Jimmie Johnson

2017 Playoff Drivers
15) #95-Kasey Kahne (was in the #5 HMS Chevy)
16) #1-Jamie McMurray
17) #31-Ryan Newman

Drivers eligible for the Advance Auto Parts Clash but not driving in it:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (won a pole in 2017) - retired
Matt Kenseth (won a pole in 2017) - not running
Danica Patrick (won Daytona 500 pole) - no ride announced yet


News, Notes and Information:

Field Set for 'The Clash' at Daytona: NASCAR fans get a double-dose of racing action to open the 2018 season on Sunday, February 11, with The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway capping a day that starts with qualifying for the 60th Annual Daytona 500. A star-studded lineup of elite drivers will battle in the 75-lap event which airs live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 3:00pm/et. The annual preseason race will be run in two segments, with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments. Consistent with the eligibility criteria used to determine last year's Clash field, there is no pre-determined number of cars. The exclusive field is limited to drivers who were 2017 Pole Award winners, former Clash race winners, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2017 and drivers who qualified for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.[More](12-11-2017)



Event Schedule
(Times are local to the Track)

TBA



Television / Radio Coverage

Race Coverage of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 11, 2018.
Television (TV): FS1 at 3:00 am/et; green flag approx. 3:22pm/et
Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90

Advance Auto Parts Clash Practice:
Saturday, February 10, 10:35 am - 11:55 am/et, TV-FS1

Advance Auto Parts Clash Qualifying:
There was no qualifying on the track in 2017, crew chief for each driver drew for starting position.

Race Coverage of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 11, 2017.
Television (TV): FS1 at 3:00 pm/et;

Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
Scheduled Race Re-Airs: TBA

TV Listings, Links and Info:
Jayski's TV Listings Page
Fox Sports TV Listings
FoxSports1 (FS1) TV Schedule
NBC Sports - TV Times
NBCSN
CNBC
TSN NASCAR Cup TV Schedule - Canada
TSN Auto Racing TV Schedule - Canada
TV Racer
Armed Forces Network - Search NASCAR




Race / Track Information

Track Specifications:
Track/Race Length: 2.5 mile oval, 75 laps, 187.5 miles
Segments: two segments with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments.
Tri-oval with 31-degree banking in the turns
18-degree banking in the tri-oval and 6-degree banking on the straightaways
Date track opened: 1959
Banking in turns 1-4: 31 degrees
Banking in tri-oval: 18 degrees
Banking on backstretch: 3 degrees
Banking on the straightaway: 6 degrees
Length of frontstretch: 3,800 feet
Length of backstretch: 3,400 feet
Grandstand Seating: 101,500
Pit Road Speed: 55 mph
Pace Car Speed: 70 mph
Pit Road Length: 1,600 feet
Pit Road Width: 50 feet
Opened: 1959

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: TBA
Command to start engines: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honor Guard: TBA
Invocation: TBA
National Anthem: TBA
Invocation: TBA
National Anthem: TBA
Flyover: TTBA

Track Websites & Social Media:
Daytona International Speedway Website
ISC Motorsports
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
YouTube
Track Stats - Racing-reference.info


Weather Info:
Weather Channel
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
Weather Bug
Weather Underground



Odds

posted a few days before the event if available



Goodyear Tire Notes and Fast Facts

posted a few days before the race


Records and Facts:

Posted when available.

Purse / Race Awards

The Clash at Daytona / Unlimited / Budweiser Shootout Purse History:
2018: no longer reported
2017: no longer reported
2016: $958,060
2015: $1,051,074
2014: $1,051,074
2013: $1,051,074
2012: $1,040,667
2011: $1,040,667
2010: $1,095,439
2009: $1,217,154
2008: $1,217,154
2007: $1,153,518
2006: $1,119,920
2005: $1,087,300


2017 CUP POLE STATS / WINNERS

see the 2017 Cup Pole Winners & Stats Page



PAST WINNERS of the ADVANCE AUTO PARTS CLASH / SPRINT UNLIMITED / BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT / BUSCH CLASH:

YEAR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS CLASH at DAYTONA WINNER
and yet another change, previous season pole winners, past Daytona 500 pole winners, past Clash event winners, previous year Chase drivers.
2017: Joey Logano, Ford, $N/A

YEAR THE SPRINT UNLIMITED WINNER
another change, previous season pole winners, past Sprint Unlimited winners, previous year Chase drivers, 25 drivers minimum.
Year, Winner, Make, Winnings
2016: #11-Denny Hamlin(3), Toyota, $N/A
2015: #20-Matt Kenseth, Toyota, $198,475
back to the old format, previous season pole winners, past Sprint Unlimited / Bud Shootout winners.
Year, Winner, Make, Winnings
2014: #11-Denny Hamlin(2), Toyota, $201,139
2013: #29-Kevin Harvick(3), Chevy, $202,075

YEAR BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT WINNER
another new format, Top 25 drivers in points, former Daytona winners, Series champs
Year, Winner, Make, Winnings
2012: #18-Kyle Busch, Toyota, $198,550
another new format, Chase drivers, former Daytona winners, Series champs and rookies of the year, last 10 years
Year, Winner, Make, Winnings
2011: #22-Kurt Busch, Dodge, $203,000
another new format, former Daytona winners, Series champs and rookie of the year
Year, Winner, Make, Winnings
2010: #29-Kevin Harvick(2), Chevy, $202,357
new format top 6 in each manufacturer by owners pts and a wildcard for a total of 28
Year, Winner, Make, Winnings
2009: #29-Kevin Harvick, Chevy, $200,000

YEAR BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT WINNER
Format was for pole winners and former shootout winners
Year, Winner, Make, Winnings
2008: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevy, $215,000
2007: #20-Tony Stewart(3), Chevy, $215,000
2006: #11-Denny Hamlin, Chevy, $213,380
2005: #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, $219,945
2004: #88-Dale Jarrett(3), Ford, $213,000
2003: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, $205,000
2002: #20-Tony Stewart(2), Pontiac, $200,955
2001: #20-Tony Stewart, Pontiac, $202,722

YEAR BUD SHOOTOUT WINNER
2000: #88-Dale Jarrett(2), Ford, $115,000
1999: #6-Mark Martin, Ford, $108,000
1998: #2-Rusty Wallace, Ford, $100,882

YEAR Bud Shootout Qualifier Winner (held 1998-2000)
2000: #88-Dale Jarrett (won Bud Shootout)
1999: #31-Mike Skinner (4th in Bud Shootout)
1998: #23-Jimmy Spencer (4th in Bud Shootout)

YEAR BUSCH CLASH WINNERS (# of wins)
1997: #24-Jeff Gordon(2), Chevy, $54,000
1996: #88-Dale Jarrett, Ford, $62,500
1995: #3-Dale Earnhardt(6), Chevy, $57,000
1994: #24-Jeff Gordon, Chevy, $54,000
1993: #3-Dale Earnhardt(5), Chevy, $60,000
1992: #15-Geoff Bodine, Ford, $39,000
1991: #3-Dale Earnhardt(4), Chevy, $60,000
1990: #25-Ken Schrader(2), Chevy, $95,000
1989: #25-Ken Schrader, Chevy, $75,000
1988: #3-Dale Earnhardt(3), Chevy, $75,000
1987: #9-Bill Elliott, Ford, $75,000
1986: #3-Dale Earnhardt(2), Chevy, $75,000
1985: #44-Terry Labonte, Chevy, $65,000
1984: #12-Neil Bonnett(2), Chevy, $50,000
1983: #75-Neil Bonnett, Chevy, $50,500
1982: #88-Bobby Allison, Buick, $50,000
1981: #11-Darrell Waltrip, Buick, $61,500
1980: #2-Dale Earnhardt, Olds, $50,000
1979: #28-Buddy Baker, Olds, $50,000


All-time Advance Auto Parts Clash / Sprint Unlimited / Budweiser Shootout / The Busch Clash Formats:
1979-1990: 20-lap standard format
1991-1994: 20-lap distance with halftime break at the 10-lap mark with the field inverted.
1995-1996: 20-lap distance with halftime break at the 10-lap mark with field inverted. Starting position awarded to the Nationwide Series pole champion.
1997: 20-lap race with a break at the 10-lap mark with an inversion of the field.
1998-2000: 25-lap qualifying race featuring previous year's second-round qualifiers. Winner advances to the main 25-lap event.
2001-2002: 70-lap race featuring pole winners but also past Budweiser Shootout champions.
2003-2008: Held for the first time under the lights. 70-lap race features halftime break after the first 20 laps.
2009: Distance expanded to 75 laps. The top-six drivers in owner's points from each manufacturer earns a starting berth. A 10-minute halftime break will take place after 25 laps. In addition, each manufacturer will be able to enter a wild card driver.
2010: The field was made up of the 12 drivers who qualified for the previous year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, past NASCAR Sprint Cup champions, past Budweiser Shootout champions, past Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 champions and the reigning Rookie of the Year.
2011: The field was made up of the 12 drivers who qualified for the previous year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,
past NASCAR Sprint Cup champions, past Budweiser Shootout champions, past Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 champions & Rookies of the Year of last 10 years.
2012: The field was made up of the 25 drivers who finished in the top 25 in 2011 Drivers Points,
previous winners at Daytona, including the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400 and Budweiser Shootout events
2013 - 2014: Renamed the Sprint Unlimited after Budweiser drops the rights. The eligible field of drivers will consist of pole winners from the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and past winners of The Sprint Unlimited who have attempted to qualify for at least one race during the previous season.
2015 - 2016: The Sprint Unlimited field of eligible drivers changed to include all Chase drivers from the previous season and all past Daytona 500 pole winners as well pole winners from the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and past winners of The Sprint Unlimited. Drivers will have had to attempt to qualify for at least one race during the previous season. Still 75 laps, but only two segments, the first is 25 laps, the second and final segment is 50 laps.
2017: Renamed the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona after Sprint left the sport following the 2016 season. The field of eligible drivers changed to include all Chase drivers from the previous season and all past Daytona 500 pole winners as well pole winners from the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and past winners of The Clash at Daytona. But no longer is the minimum entries at 25, so no drivers entered by drivers points position to fill the field


PAST CLASH / SPRINT UNLIMITED / BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT / BUSCH CLASH pages:

All Time Poles page

2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (formerly the Sprint Unlimited)
2016 Sprint Cup Series Pole Winners / Stats
2016 Sprint Unlimited / 2015 Pole Winners
2015 Sprint Unlimited / 2014 Pole Winners
2014 Sprint Unlimited / 2013 Pole Winners
2013 Sprint Unlimited / 2012 Pole Winners
2011 Pole Winners
2010 Pole Winners
2009 Pole Winners

in 2012 when it was changed to Daytona and Bud Shootout winners
2012 Budweiser Shootout
and in 2010-2011 when it was changed to Daytona, Bud Shootout winners and past champs
2011 Budweiser Shootout
2010 Budweiser Shootout
that changed for 2009, when it is 6 highest manufacturers in Owners standings
2009 Budweiser Shootout
For the past Bud Shootout pages, 1979-2008, the races was for pole sitters
2008 Budweiser Shootout
2007 Budweiser Shootout
2006 Budweiser Shootout
2005 Budweiser Shootout
2004 Budweiser Shootout
2003 Budweiser Shootout
2002 Budweiser Shootout
2001 Bud Shootout
2000 Bud Shootout
1999 Bud Shootout