2020 NASCAR Cup Series Busch Clash At DAYTONA Race Page

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - Daytona International Speedway
3:00pm/et - Green flag 3:24pm/et
Laps: 75 - Miles: 187.5
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Weekend on-track schedule

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Times are Eastern Standard.

Saturday, February 8

Sunday, February 9
3:00 PM NCS RACE (75 LAPS, 187.5 MILES)

Race Rundown

Clash Paint schemes
Denny Hamlin pushes teammate Erik Jones to victory in Busch Clash: Denny Hamlin couldn’t win the Busch Clash at Daytona for himself, but he made sure his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate did. For nearly the entire final lap in the third attempt at overtime, Hamlin pushed the mangled Toyota of Erik Jones all the way to finish line in a race that saw only six of 18 cars running at the finish. With the nose of his car caved in and held together with tape, Jones led only the final lap-the 88th of the race and the 13th of overtime-in collecting his first victory in the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series exhibition race.[Read More]

#20-Erik Jones won the Busch Clash At Daytona International Speedway, taking the lead on the final lap. #3-Austin Dillon finished 2nd followed by #14-Bowyer, #42-Larson, and #6-Newman. #11-Hamlin finished 5th, but one lap down. The rest of the top 10: #9-Elliott, #12-Blaney, #22-Logano, and #10-Almirola were all out of the race at the finish.
There were four accidents during the race:
With 10 laps remaining #18-Busch made move for the lead but was blocked by #22-Logano. #2-Keselowski was caught in it. Keselowski and Busch could not continue.
On a restart with 3 laps remaining, as cars took the green, the field bunched up and everyone from 4th place back either got damage or were forced to take action to get out of the way. #19-Truex, Jr and #24-Byron could not continue.
Then, coming to the white flag under the first Overtime attempt, #11-Hamlin appeared to cut a tire down and spun out while leading. He collected a number of other drivers including #10-Almirola, #22-Logano, #48-Johnson, #12-Blaney, #4-Harvick, #48-Johnson, #1-Busch.
Under the second overtime, #9-Elliott got into the back of #42-Larson. They both spun out and #20-Jones suffered some front end damage. Elliott could not continue.
There were 14 lead changes among 11 drivers and 5 cautions for 21 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 134.900mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Busch Clash
Erik Jones won the 42nd Annual Busch Clash At Daytona, his first victory in the non-points paying race. He becomes the 24th different driver to win the race.
This is Joe Gibbs Racing’s ninth Busch Clash victory at Daytona International Speedway (2001, ’02, ’06, ’07, ’12, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’19).
This is the fifth Busch Clash win for Toyota (2012, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’19).

Cars to the rear: none.

Pit Stall selections.

#6-Ryan Newman will start from the pole for the Busch Clash At Daytona International Speedway. Starting positions were picked by random draw.
#2-Keselowski will start the race in second, followed by #19-Truex, Jr., #42-Larson, and #10-Almirola.
See the Busch Clash At Daytona starting lineup.(2-8-2020)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Busch Clash At Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#20-Jones 199.756
#11-Hamlin 199.734
#19-Truex 199.703
#18-Busch 199.645
#12-Blaney 198.667
Slowest: #42-Larson 190.714
Most laps run: #12-Blaney
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 6 drivers): #12-Blaney, 195.837
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(2-8-2020)

The entry list for the Busch Clash at Daytona has been released.  18 drivers are entered.
Eligible drivers not participating are Daniel Suarez and Daniel Hemric.
The complete entry list is posted as a PDF.
For complete race information, see the Busch Clash at Daytona race page.

The field is limited to 2019 Busch Pole Award winners; past Busch Clash champions who competed full-time in 2019; former DAYTONA 500 champions who competed full-time in 2019; former DAYTONA 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2019 and 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers.

Entered Drivers:
1) #1-Kurt Busch
2) #2-Brad Keselowski
3) #3-Austin Dillon
4) #4-Kevin Harvick
5) #6-Ryan Newman
6) #9-Chase Elliott
7) #10-Aric Almirola
8) #11-Denny Hamlin
9) #12-Ryan Blaney
10) #14-Clint Bowyer
11) #18-Kyle Busch
12) #19-Martin Truex, Jr.
13) #20-Erik Jones
14) #22-Joey Logano
15) #24-William Byron
16) #42-Kyle Larson
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson
18) #88-Alex Bowman

Eligible but not entered:
Daniel Hemric
#96-Daniel Suarez

Entry list in PDF.

Goodyear Tire Notes

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: The Busch Guy
Command: The Busch Guy
Honorary Starter: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: Daytona Beach Police Department Honor Guard
Invocation: Marcus Buckley, Oasis Church of Ormond Beach, FL
National Anthem: Melissa Trumble
Flyover: TBA

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