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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Busch Clash At DAYTONA Race Page

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Daytona International Speedway Road Course
35 laps on the 3.61 Mile Road Course
Time: 7:00pm/et
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Kyle Busch wins the Busch Clash at Daytona in wild finish: Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch may carry the nickname “Rowdy” but it was a couple of his competitors acting that way that allowed him to move into the lead out of the final turn and earn his second career Busch Clash victory Tuesday night. Busch’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota led only the length of a football field en route to the checkered flag – the only time he was out front all night at the exciting 14-turn Daytona International Speedway Road Course. But it was enough – earning the former champion his first victory with new crew chief, Ben Beshore in the annual non-points exhibition that kicks off Daytona Speedweeks.[Read More](2-9-2021)

Clash Paint Schemes

#18-Kyle Busch won the Busch Clash At Daytona International Speedway Tuesday night.
#9-Elliott finished 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #8-Reddick, #24-Byron, #11-Hamlin, #48-Bowman, #43-Jones, #47-Stenhouse, Jr., and #21-DiBenedetto.
Pole sitter #12-Blaney was leading heading into the front stretch chicane on the final lap when #9-Elliott got into his rear quarter panel.  Blaney spun and Elliott lost enough momentum to allow #18-Busch to take the lead and win.
There were 13 lead changes among 8 drivers and 4 cautions for 8 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 83.845mph.
See race details at: Race Results page, Cumulative Report page and the Penalty Report page.

Race Fast Facts – Busch Clash:
Kyle Busch won the 43rd Annual Busch Clash At Daytona, his second victory (2012, 2021) in the nonpoints paying NASCAR Cup Series race.
This is the 10th victory Busch Clash for Joe Gibbs Racing – Tony Stewart (2001, 2002, 2007), Denny Hamlin (2006, 2014, 2016), Kyle Busch (2012, 2021), Matt Kenseth (2015) and Erik Jones (2020).
Chase Elliott (second) posted his first top-five and fourth top-10 finish in five Busch Clash races at Daytona.
Joey Logano (third) posted his seventh top-five finish in 13 Busch Clash races at Daytona.
This is the sixth Busch Clash victory for Toyota – 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2021.(NASCAR)(2-9-2021)

Cars to the rear: #9-Elliott (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall selections

#12-Ryan Blaney will start from the pole for Tuesday night’s Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway. Starting positions were determined by random draw by each driver’s crew chief.
#48-Bowman will start the race in second, followed by #11-Hamlin, #2-Keselowski, #24-Byron, #8-Reddick, #9-Elliott, #41-Custer, #43-Jones, and #22-Logano.
For the complete lineup, see the Busch Clash At Daytona starting lineup page.(2-8-2021)

The entry list for the 2021 Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway is posted. There are 21 eligible drivers entered. See the complete list on the 2021 Busch Clash Entry List page.

The Clash will consist of two stages.  The first stage will end on lap 15.

The starting lineup for the will be determined via a blind draw. The draw can be seen Monday beginning at 8:45p.m. on facebook.com/DAYTONA.

Goodyear Tire Notes

The 24 drivers eligible to compete in the 2021 Busch Clash include:

  • Aric Almirola
  • Ryan Blaney
  • Alex Bowman
  • Clint Bowyer – Does not plan to participate
  • Chris Buescher
  • Kurt Busch
  • Kyle Busch
  • William Byron
  • Cole Custer
  • Matt DiBenedetto
  • Austin Dillon
  • Ty Dillon – Likely to drive for 23XI Racing
  • Chase Elliott
  • Denny Hamlin
  • Kevin Harvick
  • Jimmie Johnson – Does not plan to participate
  • Erik Jones
  • Matt Kenseth – Does not plan to participate
  • Brad Keselowski
  • Joey Logano
  • Ryan Newman
  • Tyler Reddick
  • Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
  • Martin Truex, Jr.

2021 Busch Clash TandemDraft Stats – Daytona Road Course


Weekend on-track schedule

Monday, February 8
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER/SPOTTER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:30 PM-7:30 PM DRIVER MOTORHOME PARKING (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
7:00 PM NCS RANDOM DRAWING FOR STARTING POSITION (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday, February 9
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
10:00 AM-12:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM-4:30 PM NCS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
12:00 PM-10:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
3:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
3:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
6:40 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
6:45 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
7:00 PM NCS RACE (35 LAPS, 126.35 MILES)