Sunday, February 11, 2018

Qualifying at Daytona International Speedway

1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL

Track Size: 2.5 miles
Start: 12:00 p.m. ET


Race Results

Start Finish Points Points Position


Ryan Newman Earns Seventh-Place in Action-Packed Second Duel to Start 16th in the Daytona 500

"We kept the Caterpillar Chevrolet in one piece which was a challenge a couple of times. I think we realized tonight what we still need to work on without having competed in the Clash or had any practice. I'm pleased with the fact that we were able to drive from the back and into the top 10 in the final three laps. We had a better car than where we finished, probably a top-five contender. With that said, we still have some work to do in order to have a car capable of winning on Sunday." - Ryan Newman


Race Notes And Quotes

Eight Clash Wins for Richard Childress Racing ... RCR has earned eight checkered flags in the Advance Auto Parts Clash (1986, 1988, 1991, 1993 and 1995 with driver Dale Earnhardt and 2009, 2010 and 2013 with Kevin Harvick).  

Welcome, Dillon and Newman ... Austin Dillon and Ryan Newman are scheduled to compete in this year's exhibition event for RCR, which features 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole winners, past winners of the Advance Auto Parts Clash, Daytona 500 pole winners who competed in the Series full time last year (Dillon) and drivers who earned a berth in the 2017 Playoffs (Newman). This is the 32nd season that the Welcome, N.C.-based organization has fielded an entry in the 39-race history of the Advance Auto Parts Clash.

The Format ... The season-opening 75-lap Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway consists of two segments with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments in the non-points event. Crew chiefs participate in a random drawing to determine each team's starting and pit road positions. 

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ... Chevrolet, the winningest brand in motorsports, debuts the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition this season. The Camaro ZL1 is the most advanced Chevrolet Cup Car ever developed and is also the most authentic, featuring rear-wheel drive, a fuel injected V8 engine and a manual gear box.

Catch the Action ... Flag-to-flag coverage of the Advance Auto Parts Clash will be televised live Sunday, February 11, beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX Sports 1 and will be broadcast worldwide on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channel 90.

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