Joey Logano Wins Thrilling Clash at Daytona Ending on Sunday

Daytona Beach, Fla – It was back to the glory days for the season opening NASCAR race at Daytona. Since 1979, NASCAR has held an all-star event format formerly known as the Busch Clash. Every year, this race kicks off Daytona Speedweeks. Recently though, the race was renamed and moved to run under the lights. But, a name change back to the “Clash” in the offseason and a rainout from last night, forced this year’s “Clash” to be run back to daytime hours. That threw a wrinkle to everything, as all…

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The Clash Should Be Permanently Moved Back to a Daytime Event

Daytona Beach, Fla – NASCAR fans were treated to a classic matinee event on Sunday afternoon as the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona was run during the day time hours for the first time in 15 years. To make matters even better, the season opening all-star event at the Daytona International Speedway has “The Clash” name back as well. In the offseason, with Sprint no longer was the title sponsor of NASCAR’s premiere series, which in turn, meant the name of the season opening race at the 2.5-mile high banked…

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For 6th Straight Clash, Jimmie Johnson Crashes Out, Why Hendrick Should Be Alarmed for Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – Normally, you don’t take much stock from The Clash at Daytona results and use them to figure out how the Daytona 500 would go. Since 2003, the season opening Clash at Daytona has been run under the lights at the Daytona International Speedway. With the Daytona 500 being run during the day, there’s not much to translate over between the two events. But, with this year’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona being rained out on Saturday night and run during the day, we have to…

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Austin Theriault Wins Race Shortened Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Season Opener at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Multi-car wrecks, red flags and six cautions could not keep ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship contender Austin Theriault from finding his way to victory lane at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Theriault, in Ken Schrader’s No. 52 Orlando Longwood Auto Auction Chevrolet, kept himself up front most of the way and, as a result, out of harm’s way to win the action-packed Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire Saturday afternoon. Theriault, who led just four laps, drove around the outside of Terry…

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Joey Logano, Fords In General Lead Daytona 500 Qualifying Practice on Saturday

Daytona Beach, Fla – It was a long day of single car runs at the Daytona International Speedway, as 42 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to the 2.5-mile high banked track in a four hour practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s qualifying round for the 59th annual Daytona 500. The good thing about a four-hour long session is it really gives us a great idea on who to watch for the pole in qualifying tomorrow afternoon (3 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). Unless teams were sandbagging, which I don’t think they…

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Tom Hessert Wins the Pole for Saturday’s ARCA Season Opener at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran Tom Hessert, in the No. 25 Andrews-Renton Coil Spring/Venturini Motorsports Toyota, won the General Tire Pole Award Friday afternoon at Daytona Int’l Speedway for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire. Hessert, in the sixth qualifying group, was the last car off pit road among his six-car pack. His strategy was to lay way back in order to get a run. It worked. “Being in the back of group was obviously advantageous, so we could…

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Keselowski/Hamlin Lead Clash Practices on Friday in Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – For the first time of the 2017 season, the NASCAR drivers took to the track on Friday afternoon. It wasn’t the full Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field rather than 17 of the 42 entered cars for next Sunday’s 59th running of the Daytona 500. Those 17 are the ones eligible for Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (8 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) as the two practice sessions today were just for the Clash. In the first session, Brad Keselowski led the way in the non…

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