Parks Pit Report: Daytona Speedweeks, Part 1-The Clash and Qualifying

Among those drivers meeting the criteria to compete in the 75-lap event will be polesitters and playoff drivers from a year ago, as well as former Daytona 500 and Clash (Duel) winners. Now we get Ready for the Can-Am Duels on Thursday Night. Martin Truex Jr. (Furniture Row Racing) 6.

Earnhardt, a two-time Daytona 500 victor, ran just one lap around the 2.5-mile track in his first foray, posting what was then the 18th-best time.

The early portion of NASCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway will be more like a sprint than the start of a long haul, under a format to be unveiled Thursday.

For Daytona, B.J. McLeod Motorsports is proud to welcome the support of Carefree Catering, ICE-FROST and @CouchCrewChief who will serve as associate marketing partners for the team's 34 career XFINITY Series race. NASCAR's most popular driver expressed his disappointment at not coming out on top but realized how pleased his auto owner Rick Hendrick was with the duo's achievement.

As reported by Sporting News, Brad Keselowski grabbed pole position for this year's event, based on a random draw this past Friday.

The defending champion is Denny Hamlin, who became the first driver in a Toyota to win the Daytona 500.


"It's a great way to start the year". His dad wanted to make sure he was really interested and told him to earn the money and buy a vehicle.

The victor of the Clash was Joey Logano, who moved past leaders Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski on the final lap as they were involved in a wreck. Danica Patrick (Stewart-Haas Racing) 13. For fans at Daytona International Speedway and watching on television, they witnessed something that also went into the record books - the closest finish in the annals of stock vehicle racing. Tonight's weather forecast includes 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7 p.m.

There is a time and place to consider the "what ifs" - it's just not in the race vehicle.

While Earnhardt is returning, the Daytona 500 is going to be the final race for Michael Waltripp.

Dale Jr.is a two-time victor of the Daytona 500, last winning in 2014.

WALTRIP FINALE: Michael Waltrip failed to advance to the second qualifying round in his 30th and final Daytona 500 start. Green-flag restarts will begin the next segment. The second is scheduled for 9 p.m. and will also air on Fox Sports 1. Before arriving to Daytona Waltrip told the media that the race will be his last in NASCAR.

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