The 75-lap non-points event will probably likely be held Sunday, Feb. 10 just after qualifying for the Daytona 500.
“there & & rsquo;s no better way to start the season,” said steve-o ’Donnell,” NASCAR executive vice president and leader hurrying advancement officer. “The door-to-door action you see in the Advance Auto Parts Clash is really a testament to the rivalry you’ll watch throughout 2019 from the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series. ”
The annual pre season race will probably run in 2 sections, divided by a competition caution at Lap 25.
“It’s an enormous afternoon of racing for our fans,” said Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. “Having Daytona 500 qualifying accompanied by the Advance Auto Parts Clash makes for a candy first Sunday of Speedweeks and may have fans fully tuned for the 61st functioning of the ‘Great American Race’ on Feb. 17. ”
The Clash is restricted by drivers that were 2018 Busch Pole Award winners, former Clash champions who competed fulltime in 2018, former Daytona 500 champions who competed fulltime in 2018, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed fulltime in 2018 and drivers who were qualified to the 2018 Cup Series playoffs.
Eligible drivers are the Following:
2018 Busch Pole Award Winners (13)
Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Daniel Suarez and Martin Truex Jr..
Former Daytona 500 Champions (two )
Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman
Former Daytona 500 Busch Pole Award Winners (two )
2018 Play off passengers (3)
Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski