'The Clash' at Daytona International Speedway preview

Brendan Marks, The Charlotte Observer on

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Everything you need to know about Sunday's NASCAR "The Clash" at Daytona International Speedway.

Race: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash.

Distance: 75 laps, or 187.5 miles.

Where: Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile, asphalt tri-oval in Daytona Beach, Fla.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday.

TV: FS1.

Last year's winner: Joey Logano.

Worth mentioning: "The Clash," as it's commonly known, doesn't count toward the Cup Series standings or championship -- instead, the prize is a large cash purse meant to motivate drivers to race their hardest.

Who's Hot/Who's Not



Martin Truex Jr.: We haven't had any races in more than two months, but the reigning Cup Series champion certainly will not have lost a step in that time.

Joey Logano: Logano missed the playoffs last season, but he did win "The Clash" in 2017, so he knows what it takes to win.


Danica Patrick: She qualifies because she won the Daytona 500 pole in 2013, but it's been a steady decline the past five years.

Kasey Kahne: He barely made it into the playoffs last season and isn't back with Hendrick Motorsports, so don't expect him to make much noise.

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