Advance Auto Parts Clash
|Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Speedway: Advance Auto Parts Clash
Distance: 187.5 Miles
75-lap, season-opening event to be named the Advance Auto Parts Clash.
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Daytona International Speedway will rekindle one of its fan-favorite traditions next month in partnership with Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America. The Advance Auto Parts Clash will open the 2017 NASCAR season under the lights on the evening of Feb. 18, featuring an elite field of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers in a 75-lap sprint.
The annual all-star event was first held in 1979, originally known as the Busch Clash. A number of name changes ensued over the years, but now the once-iconic label is back.
“The Clash was a classic race name, one that truly resonated with our fans,” said Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. “It evokes the rich history of both NASCAR and our facility. We are honored to have Advance Auto Parts – a company that resonates with our current fans – join us as we bring the name back to our Speedweeks schedule. We’re coming full-circle for this event, honoring our past while also looking to the future.”
In addition to the race entitlement, Advance Auto Parts will also serve as the Official Auto Parts Store of DIS.
"Advance Auto Parts is proud partner with Daytona International Speedway to kick off the 2017 NASCAR season," said Advance Auto Parts Marketing and Sponsorships Manager Matt Davis. "Daytona is the birthplace of NASCAR and we couldn’t be more excited to be the official auto parts of Daytona International Speedway and entitlement sponsor of the Advance Auto Parts Clash."
The 75-lap/187.5-mile race will be split into two segments, separated by a mandatory caution period at Lap 25. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 8 p.m. ET.
Advance Auto Parts Clash Schedule 2017
|Saturday, February 18th|
|10:00 AM||Fanatics Superstore Merchandise Tent in Midway opens|
|10:00 AM||Midway display area opens|
|11:00 AM - 8:00 PM||Inspection station activity in UNOH Fanzone||11:00 AM||UNOH Fanzone opens|
|11:00 AM - 7:00 PM||Kids area open in UNOH Fanzone|
|11:00 AM||Stadium gates open||12:30 PM - 1:25 PM||MENCS practice|
|12:30 PM - 2:00 PM||ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards All Access & Autograph Session – enter through UNOH Fanzone|
|2:30 PM - 3:25 PM||MENCS practice|
|3:40 PM||ARCA driver introductions|
|4:15 PM||ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Lucas Oil 200 (80 laps, 200 miles)|
|5:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Live Band on Alert Today Florida Main Stage in UNOH Fanzone|
|7:35 PM||The Clash At DAYTONA driver introductions|
|8:00 PM||The Clash At DAYTONA|
|POS||CAR #||DRIVER||MAKER||LAPS||S P|
|5||4||Kevin Harvick /td>||Ford||75||7|
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Laps||Miles (km)||Race Time||Average Speed|
|2010||February 6||29||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||76*||190 (305.775)||1:18:48||144.742|
|2011||February 12||22||Kurt Busch||Penske Racing||Dodge||75||187.5 (301.752)||1:13:15||153.584|
|2012||February 18||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||82*||205 (329.915)||1:39:07||124.096|
|2013||February 16||29||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||75||187.5 (301.752)||1:03:22||177.538|
|2014||February 15||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||75||187.5 (301.752)||1:18:35||143.16|
|2015||February 14||20||Matt Kenseth||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||75||187.5 (301.752)||1:22:59||135.569|
|2016||February 13||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||79*||197.5 (317.845)||1:32:16||128.432|
|2017||February 18||22||Denny Hamlin||Joey Logano||Ford||75||197.5 (317.845)||46:673||192.831|
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