Advance Auto Parts Clash

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Speedway: Advance Auto Parts Clash
Distance: 187.5 Miles
Laps: 75

75-lap, season-opening event to be named the Advance Auto Parts Clash.

Previous names Busch Clash (1979–1997)
Bud Shootout (1998–2000)
Budweiser Shootout (2001–2012)
Sprint Unlimited (2013–2016)
Advance Auto Parts Clash (2017–present)

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

2017 Results

1 22 Joey Logano Ford 75 9
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 75 13
3 88 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 75 8
4 10 Danica Patrick Ford 75 12
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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