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- Daytona Intl Speedway Drivers Odds
February 18, 2018
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
Distance: 75 laps, 187.5 mi (301.8 km)
The Clash at Daytona, formely Sprint Unlimited and Budweiser Shootout, is a no-holds barred All-Star race with the top NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series stars.
The THE CLASH (Budweiser Shootout) marks the beginning of another year
of great NASCAR action. All of the greatest NASCAR
racers find their way to Daytona Motor Speedway in
Daytona, FL for this great race with hopes to set
the pace for a great winning year, and for the right
to say that they one a big race in Daytona.
THE CLASH field will consist of drivers who made the Sprint Chase, past Daytona 500 champions, past shootout champions, and former rookies of the year within the last ten years.
The 70 lap race among the winners of the "Bud Pole Award" from the most recent season and included past champions from prior "Busch Clash" and "Bud Shootout" events. Previously, Bud Pole second-round-fastest qualifiers from all
points races were eligible to race for one slot in the Budweiser Shootout; there is no longer a qualifying race (as
there is no longer a 2nd round of qualifying). This was a DRIVERs race, so if Driver A left Team A and went to Team
B, then it was Driver A in the Team B car and the Team A car is not eligible unless they found a new driver who was
A total of thirty drivers will be eligible to compete in the race, including previous Sprint Cup Series champions, past winners of the race, rookie of the year winners, previous year pole position winners, the participants of the
2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup, and the winners of the Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400.
The race will be 75 laps long, with two segments of 25 and 50 laps. Inbetween the segments there will be a pit stop that will last ten minutes. During the pitstop teams will be able to change tires, add fuel, and make normal chassis
adjustments, but they will not be allowed to change springs, shock absorbers or rear-ends. Also, all the work will be
done in either the garage or on pit road. The caution laps, as well as the green flag laps will be scored in the
Odds to Win 2018 THE CLASH
2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash Winner: Joey Logano
2016 Sprint Unlimited Winner: James Dennis Alan "Denny" Hamlin
2015 Sprint Unlimited Winner
Matt Kenseth did what he couldn't do all of last year to win a race. And Martin Truex Jr., runner-up in Saturday night's 75-lap Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, did what he could do only once in 2014
2014 Sprint Unlimited Winner
Denny Hamlin set up a final 20-lap sprint to the finish with the second fewest number of drivers taking the checkered flag in event history.
2013 Sprint Unlimited Winner
Kevin Harvick wins 2013 THE CLASH at Daytona. Harvick led 40 of 75 laps in the preseason exhibition race, dominating the second and third segments to win the shootout for the third time.
2012 Budweiser Shootout Winner
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&Ms Brown Toyota, won the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona for 2012. He was tapped by Jimmie Johnson but managed to straighten up his car after it went sideways on the apron; he got it back under control and back in the race.
2011 Budweiser Shootout Winner
#22-Kurt Busch won the 2011 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway for his first ever win at Daytona or in the Bud Shootout and first Bud Shootout for Dodge. A four pack run at the end had #11-Denny Hamlin passing #39-Ryan Newman, but Hamlin passed under the yellow line and was penalized to the end of the lead lap cars, which was 12th. Busch and Hamlin would had been a photo finish, but with the penalty, Busch got the win. #1-McMurray was 2nd, followed by #39-Newman, #48-Johnson, #16-Biffle, #24-Gordon, #31-Burton [led the most laps with 32], #33-Bowyer and #47-Labonte. Pole sitter, #88-Earnhardt Jr. was involved in a six car wreck at the beginning of the 2nd segment and finished 19th. There were 28 lead changes among 9 drivers and 4 cautions for 12 laps. The average speed was 153.142mph.
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