Entry List / Drivers Eligible
Official Entry List for the 2018 Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona:
1) #1 Jamie McMurray, Cessna Chevrolet
2) #2 Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite Ford
3) #3-Austin Dillon, Dow Chevrolet
4) #4 Kevin Harvick, Busch Beer Ford
5) #9 Chase Elliott, Mountain Dew Chevrolet
6) #11 Denny Hamlin, FedEx ExpressToyota
7) #12 Ryan Blaney, Menards/Peak Ford
8) #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Fastenal Ford
9) #18 Kyle Busch, M&M's Toyota
10) #20 Erik Jones, Circle K Toyota
11) #22 Joey Logano, Pennzoil Ford
12) #31 Ryan Newman, Bass Pro Shops / Cabela's Chevrolet
13) #41 Kurt Busch, Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford
14) #42 Kyle Larson, DC Solar Chevrolet
15) #48 Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's Chevrolet
16) #78 Martin Truex Jr, 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota
17) #95 Kasey Kahne, Procore Chevrolet
See the list on the 2018 Clash at Daytona Entry List page (pdf).(2-6-2018)
Drivers eligible for the Advance Auto Parts Clash:
won a pole in 2017
1) #12-Ryan Blaney (was in #21 Wood Brothers Ford))
2) #41-Kurt Busch
3) #18-Kyle Busch
4) #9-Chase Elliott (was in #24)
5) #11-Denny Hamlin
6) #4-Kevin Harvick
7) #20-Erik Jones (was in the #77 Toyota)
8) #2-Brad Keselowski
9) #42-Kyle Larson
10) #22-Joey Logano
11) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
12) #78-Martin Truex Jr.
Didn't win a pole in 2017, but are eligible as....:
Former Daytona 500 Pole Award Winners
13) #3-Austin Dillon
14) #48-Jimmie Johnson
2017 Playoff Drivers
15) #95-Kasey Kahne (was in the #5 HMS Chevy)
16) #1-Jamie McMurray
17) #31-Ryan Newman
Drivers eligible for the Advance Auto Parts Clash but not driving in it:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (won a pole in 2017) - retired
Matt Kenseth (won a pole in 2017) - not running
Danica Patrick (won Daytona 500 pole) - not running
1979-1990: 20-lap standard format
1991-1994: 20-lap distance with halftime break at the 10-lap mark with the field inverted.
1995-1996: 20-lap distance with halftime break at the 10-lap mark with field inverted. Starting position awarded to the Nationwide Series pole champion.
1997: 20-lap race with a break at the 10-lap mark with an inversion of the field.
1998-2000: 25-lap qualifying race featuring previous year's second-round qualifiers. Winner advances to the main 25-lap event.
2001-2002: 70-lap race featuring pole winners but also past Budweiser Shootout champions.
2003-2008: Held for the first time under the lights. 70-lap race features halftime break after the first 20 laps.
2009: Distance expanded to 75 laps. The top-six drivers in owner's points from each manufacturer earns a starting berth. A 10-minute halftime break will take place after 25 laps. In addition, each manufacturer will be able to enter a wild card driver.
2010: The field was made up of the 12 drivers who qualified for the previous year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, past NASCAR Sprint Cup champions, past Budweiser Shootout champions, past Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 champions and the reigning Rookie of the Year.
2011: The field was made up of the 12 drivers who qualified for the previous year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,
past NASCAR Sprint Cup champions, past Budweiser Shootout champions, past Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 champions & Rookies of the Year of last 10 years.
2012: The field was made up of the 25 drivers who finished in the top 25 in 2011 Drivers Points,
previous winners at Daytona, including the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400 and Budweiser Shootout events
2013 - 2014: Renamed the Sprint Unlimited after Budweiser drops the rights. The eligible field of drivers will consist of pole winners from the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and past winners of The Sprint Unlimited who have attempted to qualify for at least one race during the previous season.
2015 - 2016: The Sprint Unlimited field of eligible drivers changed to include all Chase drivers from the previous season and all past Daytona 500 pole winners as well pole winners from the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and past winners of The Sprint Unlimited. Drivers will have had to attempt to qualify for at least one race during the previous season. Still 75 laps, but only two segments, the first is 25 laps, the second and final segment is 50 laps.
2017: Renamed the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona after Sprint left the sport following the 2016 season. The field of eligible drivers changed to include all Chase drivers from the previous season and all past Daytona 500 pole winners as well pole winners from the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and past winners of The Clash at Daytona. But no longer is the minimum entries at 25, so no drivers entered by drivers points position to fill the field