Busch Clash practice at Daytona International Speedway
Today, the NASCAR Cup Series turns their first laps of the 2020 season. Daytona International Speedway is set to kick-off Speedweeks at the 2.5-mile oval.
View the 2020 Clash practice results below.
The Busch Clash at Daytona is an exhibition event. 2019 season pole sitters, 2019 Playoff drivers, former Daytona 500 and Busch Clash winners were handed an invite.
Clash at Daytona
Duration: 50 minutes
This is the one and only practice session for the 2020 Busch Clash at Daytona.
The green is out on the session. Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon and Ryan Blaney head out in a four car draft at the drop of the green.
We haven’t seen any large groups to take to the track just yet. Though, there’s only 18 drivers in the Clash field.
24 minutes in, Joe Gibbs Racing is on track all at once. Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones are in a four car draft. All four jump to the top of the board.
Halfway in Clash Practice at Daytona: 1. Erik Jones (45.055); 2. Denny Hamlin (45.060); 3. Martin Truex Jr (45.067); 4. Kyle Busch (45.080); 5. Clint Bowyer (45.409); 6. Aric Almirola (45.541); 7. Brad Keselowski (45.709); 8. Chase Elliott (46.003); 9. Ryan Blaney (45.448); 10. Austin Dillon (45.988);
22 minutes to go, a decent size pack has formed. Seven cars dice it up. However, they can’t run faster than the four car Toyota group.
13 minutes to go, Jimmie Johnson is on the bumper of his teammate, William Byron. However, Byron’s car wiggles around. We haven’t seen much bump drafting in this session. It looks like the cars might be a bit hairy when they do.
“Once he gets in that pocket on my back bumper, it’s like I got a rudder on the back,” William Byron radio.
Erik Jones wins the first and final Clash practice session at Daytona International Speedway!
View full 2020 Daytona practice times below.
Daytona International Speedway
February 8, 2020
Session Time: 11:30am
Pos | Driver | Time
1. Erik Jones
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Martin Truex Jr
4. Kyle Busch
5. Ryan Blaney
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Joey Logano
8. Kevin Harvick
9. Clint Bowyer
10. Aric Almirola
11. Chase Elliott
12. Austin Dillon
13. Alex Bowman
14. Ryan Newman
15. Kurt Busch
16. William Byron
17. Jimmie Johnson
18. Kyle Larson