2019 Clash Participants Released

 Following a quiet offseason the engines will finally roar to signal the start of the 2019 season on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with a power-packed Sunday doubleheader.  It begins at noon with Busch Pole Award Qualifying for the 61st running of the DAYTONA 500 (FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The 2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash follows at 3 p.m. (FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and will feature the sport’s biggest stars battling side by side in a 75-lap showcase.  “There’s no better way to start the season,”…

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AdventHealth To Be Official Presenting Sports of Daytona Speedweeks

Daytona International Speedway and Florida Hospital, which will soon be renamed AdventHealth, announced today an expansion of their relationship, making the health system the official presenting sponsor of DAYTONA Speedweeks at the “World Center of Racing.” With this expanded multi-year partnership, DAYTONA Speedweeks will now be referred to as DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth, which is highlighted by the 61st annual DAYTONA 500, “The Great American Race.”

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“You Can’t Worry About People That Far Back In The Field” Says Busch Amid Daytona Incident With Stenhouse

SPARTA, KY – Last weekend’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway was a high speed demolition derby. Over half of the field was taken out in an early race incident in Turn 3 on just the 53rd lap of the event. Much of the blame went Ricky Stenhouse Jr’s way for pushing Brad Keselowski to start the fray. Keselowski, had a bit of a different take placing the blame rather at William Byron for blocking instead of Stenhouse. Nevertheless, Stenhouse received the largest blame for that accident. Not…

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Jones Leads 1 Lap But Wins Saturday Night’s Wild Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For the second race in as many Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points paying races at the Daytona International Speedway in 2018, the race winner led just one lap. In February, Austin Dillon led really just a 1/2 of a lap en route to a Daytona 500 victory. On Saturday night, Erik Jones got by his former Furniture Row Racing teammate of Martin Truex Jr. in Turn 2 on the final lap around the 2.5-mile track and won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 as a result. It…

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Truex, Toyota’s In General Shock The Fords At Daytona On Saturday Night

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Former Furniture Row Racing teammates worked well together in the final laps of Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. Erik Jones was a rookie last season with FRR and he pushed his former teammate Martin Truex Jr. to the lead on Lap 161. After he did so, a caution flew making this race extend to a second overtime. Instead of Truex and Jones finishing 1-2, they’d have to do it all over again. But, on that final restart, Jones made a great move to the lead and…

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Crucial Pit Stop Penalty Costs Johnson Shot At Coke Zero Sugar 400 Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – When Jimmie Johnson narrowly missed the Lap 53 melee in Turn 3, I instantly thought then that this could be his night in his No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson, is in the midst of his longest winless drought of his storied career and unfortunately for him, that streak extends to 41 long races. Johnson, led 10 laps in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 and looked well on his way to earning his fourth career points paying victory at the Daytona International Speedway. I mean, when all the big…

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Bowman Does Just Enough To Keep Playoff Standings Advantage

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Alex Bowman did what he needed to do last weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway in bringing his No. 88 Chevrolet home with a 10th place finish. The week prior, he came away with a ninth place run in Sonoma. After a 10th place run in Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, Bowman is not only showing that he’s finding his stride, but he’s also showing that he’s doing just enough to keep his playoff advantage going. Heading into tonight’s race, Bowman narrowly…

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Kahne, Both JTG Daugherty Cars Land In Unlikely Top 5 Finishing Positions In Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – When you see several big crashes throughout the entire Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, you get unlikely drivers finishing in the top spots. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and others were all involved in crashes that ended their nights early on Saturday night. When those heavy hitters don’t finish, that leaves some good finishing positions open for the taking. 

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Lap 53 “Big One” Takes Out Half The Field, Including All 3 Penske Cars

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – We expect big crashes at the Daytona International Speedway. They go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly. What we don’t expect though, is for them to occur as early and as often as they did in Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. Just 53 laps into Saturday night’s 160 Lap race, we saw a crash take out nearly half of the field in Turn 3. In fact, 25 of the 40 starters in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race were collected in the melee. 

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Kyle Busch Taken Out In Lap 64 Crash In Coke Zero Sugar 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Kyle Busch just wanted to get through Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway and walk away. Unfortunately, he’s walking away before the race was even half way over. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got into Busch’s left rear quarter panel on Lap 63 of the 160 Lap event which sent Busch into race leader William Byron then into the Turn 4 SAFER barrier as a result. Busch’s No. 18 Toyota made hard right side contact with the wall then came off and back up…

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