Joey Logano won the 39th Annual Advance Auto Parts Clash, his 1st win in the preseason event at Daytona

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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Starting from 9th place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford won the 39th Annual Advance Auto Parts Clash, his 1st win in the preseason event at Daytona. Logano has made 9 starts in the Advance Auto Parts Clash posting one win (2017), four top fives and six top 10s. This is the 3rd Advance Auto Parts Clash victory for Team Penske – Joey Logano (2017), Kurt Busch (2011) and Rusty Wallace (1998). 2nd Place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota, started from 13th place posted his 7th Top 10 finish in the Advance Auto Parts Clash. 3rd Place Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet, started from 8th place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in the Advance Auto Parts Clash.

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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

4th Place Car 10 Danica Patrick TaxAct Ford, started from 12th place the highest finish by a female in the event – previous best finish was Patrick’s 10th-place finish in 2015. 5th Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Ford, started from 7th place followed by 6th Car 2 Brad Keselowski SKF Ford, started from pole. 7th Place Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet, started from 14th place. 8th Place Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota, started from 16th place was the highest finishing rookie. 9th Place Car 37 Chris Buescher Kroger Click List Chevrolet, started from 17th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Big Mac Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 3rd place.

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Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald’s Big Mac Chevrolet, race during the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 4 Cautions for 16 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 18 for Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet Crash in Turn 4. 2nd Caution on lap 27 for Segment End. 3rd Caution on lap 50 for Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet Crash in Turn 4. 4th Caution on lap 62 for Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota, Car 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet, Car 37 Chris Buescher Kroger Click List Chevrolet Crash in Turn 3.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, and Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, race during the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 6 Lead Changes among 4 drivers: B. Keselowski 1-8; D. Hamlin 9; B. Keselowski 10-19; Kyle Busch 20-24; J. Logano 25-27; D. Hamlin 28-74; J. Logano 75;

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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 SKF Ford, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, lead the field past the green flag to start the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race was a good pre-season start to the season. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota had the lead at the last lap he went to block Car 2 Brad Keselowski SKF Ford from the bottom causing them both to spin. The spin gave room at the top of track & Joey Logano the lead of the race to the checkered flag.

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Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 DOW Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 0
Unofficial Race Results for the The 39Th Annual Advance Auto Parts Clash – Sunday, February 19, 2017. Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL – 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 75 Laps – 187.5 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 9. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 75 Running
2. 13. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 75 Running
3. 8. Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet 75 Running
4. 12. Car 10 Danica Patrick TaxAct Ford 75 Running
5. 7. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Ford 75 Running
6. 1. Car 2 Brad Keselowski SKF Ford 75 Running
7. 14. Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet 75 Running
8. 16. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 75 Running
9. 17. Car 37 Chris Buescher Kroger Click List Chevrolet 75 Running
10. 3. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Big Mac Chevrolet 75 Running
11. 15. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Interstate Batteries Toyota 75 Running
12. 4. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 75 Running
13. 2. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 74 Running
14. 11. Car 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet 61 Damage
15. 5. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota 60 Accident
16. 6. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 48 Accident
17. 10. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford 16 Accident
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 18 Mins, 13 Secs. Average Speed: 143.831 MPH. Margin of Victory: 1.120 Seconds.

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, no cars dropped to the rear of the field. Failed to Qualify: N/A.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Feb. 26, 2017 – Daytona International Speedway

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