Daytona Busch Clash Top Ten Starters
- Ryan Blaney
- Alex Bowman
- Denny Hamlin
- Brad Keselowski
- William Byron
- Tyler Reddick
- Chase Elliott ***
- Cole Custer
- Erik Jones
- Joey Logano
Daytona Busch Clash Notes
Chase Elliott started in the rear of the field due to unapproved adjustments.
Ty Dillon drove the 23
Daytona Busch Clash Speed Stats
Daytona Busch Clash Notes
Denny Hamlin who started 3rd was very fast in the infield portion of the track at the start. On lap #1 right when they were heading back out to the oval, he took the lead. Hamlin led the first 9 laps.
Running order on lap 2:11,12,48,8,24,2,21,22,18,41 … 43,1,19,23,6,17,9,4,47,10 … 3
On lap #2 it was shown that Joey Logano had some damage to the front of his nose after driving over a chicane. Logano reported that his motor felt different after that on lap 3.
On lap 3, Kevin Harvick went off-roading for his first time of the day in the “bus stop” turn.
Running order on lap 6:11,12,48,24,8,2,22,18,19,21 … 43,41,17,1,9,47,23,6,10,3 … 4
On lap 7, Matt DiBenedetto missed the chicane and had to do a “stop and go” penalty on the track.
On lap 7, Joey Logano came to pit road as a strategy play. Kurt Busch came to pit road at that time too.
Running order on lap 8: 11,12,48,8,24,2,18,19,43,41 … 17,47,21,9,23,10,6,3,4,1 … 22
On lap 9 the first caution came out so they could clean the “bus stop” turn because of a lot of dirt on the track.
Notable Moment:Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got a pit penalty during the first caution.
On lap 11 during the restart while running in 2nd, Ryan Blaney went wide into turn 1 and lost about 4 position.
Notable Moment:On lap 11, Kevin Harvick spun into the grass shortly after the restart.
Running order on lap 12:8,2,11,19,48,43,17,24,9,18 … 41,10,3,21,6,12,23,1,47,22 … 4
On lap 13, Martin Truex Jr. was in 3rd. He started the race back in 18th.
Running order on lap 14:11,19,2,8,43,9,48,18,17,41 … 10,21,24,6,23,3,1,22,47,12 … 4
On lap 14, Martin Truex Jr. took the lead. Jeff Gordon mentioned he was carrying a ton of speed down the straightaways.
Right before the Stage #1 caution came out (lap 15) Chase Elliott, Tyler Reddick, Alex Bowman, Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch all came to pit road.
Notable Moment:Alex Bowman got a pit penalty during his stop late in Stage #1 (over the wall too soon).
Running order at the completion of Stage #1 (Lap 16):19,11,2,18,41,17,10,21,6,23 … 24,47,48,43,9,1,8,3,22,12 .. 4
Big Moment:Martin Truex Jr. missed the chicane while leading right at the end of Stage #1 during the competition caution. The penalty had him starting in the rear of the field for the next restart.