2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash
|Date||February 10, 2019|
|Location||Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida|
Permanent racing facility|
2.5 mi (4 km)
|Distance||59 laps, 147.5 mi (236 km)|
|Scheduled Distance||75 laps, 187.5 mi (300 km)|
|Average speed||110.602 mph (177.997 km/h)|
|Driver||Wood Brothers Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing|
|No. 48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon, and Darrell Waltrip|
|Nielsen Ratings||2.294 million|
|Radio in the United States|
|Booth Announcers||Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle, and Rusty Wallace|
|Turn Announcers||Dave Moody (1 & 2), Mike Bagley (Backstretch) and Kyle Rickey (3 & 4)|
The 2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on February 10, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Contested over 59 laps, shortened from 75 due to rain, it was the first exhibition race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
The track, Daytona International Speedway, is one of six superspeedways to hold NASCAR races, the others being Michigan International Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway, and Talladega Superspeedway. The standard track at Daytona International Speedway is a four–turn superspeedway that is 2.5-mile (4.0 km) The track's turns are banked at 31 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at 18 degrees.
Format and eligibility
The race is 75 laps in length, and is divided into two segments; the first is 25 laps and the second is 50 laps. The race is open to those drivers who won a pole in the 2018 season or had won "The Clash" previously.
The 2019 Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria. Only drivers who were 2018 Pole Award winners, former Clash race winners, former Daytona 500 champions, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full–time in 2018 and drivers who qualified for the 2018 Playoffs are eligible.
|1||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||45.735||196.786|
|2||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||45.761||196.674|
|3||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||45.773||196.622|
|Official final practice results|
The lineup was determined by random draw, with Paul Menard drawing the top spot.
|1||21||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford|
|2||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota|
|3||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford|
|4||6||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford|
|5||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|6||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford|
|7||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford|
|8||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford|
|9||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet|
|10||41||Daniel Suárez||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford|
|11||40||Jamie McMurray||Spire Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|12||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota|
|13||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|14||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet|
|15||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford|
|16||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|17||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota|
|18||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford|
|19||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet|
|20||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota|
|Official starting lineup|
|1||13||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||59|
|2||19||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||59|
|3||7||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||59|
|4||8||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||59|
|5||5||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||59|
|6||9||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||59|
|7||16||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||59|
|8||18||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||59|
|9||4||6||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||59|
|10||10||41||Daniel Suárez||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||58|
|11||11||40||Jamie McMurray||Spire Motorsports||Chevrolet||58|
|12||6||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||57|
|13||1||21||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||55|
|14||2||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||55|
|15||12||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||55|
|16||15||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||55|
|17||17||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||55|
|18||3||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||55|
|19||14||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||55|
|20||20||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||55|
|Official race results|
FS1 covered the race on the television side; Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Jeff Gordon handled the call in the booth for the race; Matt Yocum and Vince Welch handled pit road for the television side.
|Booth announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
|Booth announcers||Turn announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
|Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Backstretch: Mike Bagley
Turns 3 & 4: Kyle Rickey
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