00 2019 AAP Clash2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash

Event Schedule
(Times are local to the Track)

Saturday, February 9
10:35 AM - 11:55 AM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE (CLASH)
6:30 PM MENCS RANDOM DRAWING FOR STARTING POSITION (FAN ZONE) & DRAWING FOR PIT

Sunday, February 10
10:00 AM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
2:30 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM MENCS RACE (75 LAPS, 187.5 MILES)

 

 

The Advanced Auto Parts Clash At Daytona Tidbits

History

·        The first Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona was held on February 11, 1979, and the event was won by Buddy Baker (194.384 MPH).

·        This weekend’s event will be the 41st running of the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.  

·        The number of participants has ranged from a low of seven in 1981 to a high of 28 in 2009.

·        Like the past two seasons, the starting field for the 2019 Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria. (20 drivers are eligible for this year’s event).

·        The format for The Clash at Daytona has changed 14 times since its inception in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 1979.

Starts

·        In total, 116 different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have competed in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona; 85 of the 116 drivers have participated in more than one.

·        The top 10 drivers (all-time) with the most Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona appearances: Mark Martin (24), Bill Elliott (23), Jeff Gordon (22), Ken Schrader (19), Rusty Wallace (19), Terry Labonte (18), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (16), Geoff Bodine (16), Jimmie Johnson (16) and Ricky Rudd (16).  

·        The top 10 (active) drivers with the most Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona appearances: Jimmie Johnson (16), Kurt Busch (15), Kevin Harvick (14), Ryan Newman (14), Denny Hamlin (13), Jamie McMurray (12), Kyle Busch (12), Joey Logano (10), Martin Truex Jr. (7), Brad Keselowski (6) and Clint Bowyer (5).

·        Jeff Gordon has appeared in the most consecutive Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona races, competing in 22 consecutive events from 1994-2015.

·        Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in consecutive Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona starts with 16 (2003 – 2018).

Wins

·        A total of 23 different drivers have won the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.

·        NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona wins with six victories (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).

·        Denny Hamlin (three: 2006, 2014, 2016) and Kevin Harvick (three: 2009, 2010, 2013) lead all active drivers in the Advanced Auto Part Clash at Daytona wins with three each.

 

·        There have been nine multiple winners in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona:

o   Dale Earnhardt won six events, most all-time (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).

o   Dale Jarrett won in 1996, 2000 and 2004.

o   Kevin Harvick won in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

o   Tony Stewart won in 2001, 2002 and 2007.

o   Denny Hamlin won in 2006, 2014 and 2016.

o   Other multiple winners: Neil Bonnett (1983-1984), Ken Schrader, (1989-1990), Jeff Gordon (1994 and 1997), and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003 and 2008).

 

·        Bonnett, Schrader, Stewart and Harvick are the only drivers to win back-to-back Clash at Daytona races.

·        No driver has won three consecutive Clash events.

 

·        Buddy Baker (1979), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Jeff Gordon (1994), Dale Jarrett (1996) and Denny Hamlin (2006) all won the first Clash at Daytona in which they competed.

·        Only six times in the 38-year history of the race has the winner gone on to win the Daytona 500:

              Bobby Allison (1982)

              Bill Elliott (1987)

              Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000)

Jeff Gordon (1997)

Denny Hamlin (2016)

 

·        There have been four winners from the pole: Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader(1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).

·        Two drivers have swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 pole and Daytona 500 from 1979-2018: Dale Jarrett (2000) and Bill Elliott (1987)

·        One driver has swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 from 1979-2018: Bobby Allison (1982).

·        Seven drivers have won the Clash at Daytona (1979-2018) and the championship in the same season. Dale Earnhardt is the only one to have accomplished it multiple times (four).

Tony Stewart (2002)

Jeff Gordon (1997)

Dale Earnhardt (1993, 1991, 1986 and 1980)

Darrell Waltrip (1981)

 

·        Four drivers have won consecutive Clash at Daytona races (1979-2018). None went on to win that year’s Daytona 500.

Kevin Harvick (2009-10)

Tony Stewart (2000-01)

Ken Schrader (1990-91)

Neil Bonnett (1983-84)

 

     

      The Clash At Daytona Manufacturer Wins Recap

 

Manufacturer         Victories          Last Victory - Driver

Chevrolet                20                    2013 – Kevin Harvick

Ford                       9                      2018 – Brad Keselowski

Toyota                    4                      2016 – Denny Hamlin               

Buick                      2                      1982 – Bobby Allison

Oldsmobile             2                      1980 – Dale Earnhardt

Pontiac                   2                      2002 – Tony Stewart

Dodge                    1                      2011 – Kurt Busch

 

 

 

By the Numbers: The Advance Auto Parts Clash At Daytona

.013 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kyle Busch over Tony Stewart in 2012, the closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history

.058 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kurt Busch over Jamie McMurray in 2011, the second-closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history

.080 – Margin of victory in seconds by Dale Earnhardt over Sterling Marlin in 1995, the third-closest margin of victory in the Clash at Daytona history

1 – Laps led by Rusty Wallace (1998), Neil Bonnett (1983-84), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Dale Jarrett (2000 and 2004) and Kevin Harvick (2009) in the Clash at Daytona races they won

2.75 – Average finish by Dale Earnhardt, best by any driver with multiple starts

4 – Number of drivers to win the Clash at Daytona from the pole position – Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader (1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).

5 – Drivers who have won the event in their first appearance (Buddy Baker, 1979; Dale Earnhardt, 1980; Jeff Gordon, 1994; Dale Jarrett, 1996; Denny Hamlin, 2006) – every driver entered this season has made a previous Clash appearance

6 – Number of the Clash at Daytona wins by Dale Earnhardt, the series leader (1980, 86, 88, 91, 93, 95)

7 – Number of fewest starters in the field for the Clash at Daytona (1981)

11 – Number of starts before winning, most since race began in 1979 (Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin)

14 – Number of different leaders in the 2009 event, most since race began in 1979

20 – Number of wins by Chevrolet in the Clash at Daytona, leads all manufacturers

22 – Most consecutive starts in the Clash at Daytona by a driver - Jeff Gordon (1994-2015).

27 – Kevin Harvick’s starting position in 2009, the lowest by a race winner in the event’s history

28 – Number of lead changes in the 2011 event, highest number since race began in 1979

44 – Laps led by Greg Biffle in 2005, the most by a driver who did not win the event

47 – Laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008, the most in a single Clash at Daytona.

197.802 mph – The fastest average speed of the race for the Clash at Daytona was in 1987 won by Bill Elliott

The Advanced Auto Parts Clash At Daytona Tidbits
 
History
·        The first Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona was held on February 11, 1979, and the event was won by Buddy Baker (194.384 MPH).
·        This weekend’s event will be the 41st running of the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.  
·        The number of participants has ranged from a low of seven in 1981 to a high of 28 in 2009.
·        Like the past two seasons, the starting field for the 2019 Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria. (20 drivers are eligible for this year’s event).
·        The format for The Clash at Daytona has changed 14 times since its inception in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 1979.
Starts
·        In total, 116 different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have competed in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona; 85 of the 116 drivers have participated in more than one.
·        The top 10 drivers (all-time) with the most Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona appearances: Mark Martin (24), Bill Elliott (23), Jeff Gordon (22), Ken Schrader (19), Rusty Wallace (19), Terry Labonte (18), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (16), Geoff Bodine (16), Jimmie Johnson (16) and Ricky Rudd (16).  
·        The top 10 (active) drivers with the most Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona appearances: Jimmie Johnson (16), Kurt Busch (15), Kevin Harvick (14), Ryan Newman (14), Denny Hamlin (13), Jamie McMurray (12), Kyle Busch (12), Joey Logano (10), Martin Truex Jr. (7), Brad Keselowski (6) and Clint Bowyer (5).
·        Jeff Gordon has appeared in the most consecutive Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona races, competing in 22 consecutive events from 1994-2015.
·        Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in consecutive Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona starts with 16 (2003 – 2018).
Wins
·        A total of 23 different drivers have won the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.
·        NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona wins with six victories (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).
·        Denny Hamlin (three: 2006, 2014, 2016) and Kevin Harvick (three: 2009, 2010, 2013) lead all active drivers in the Advanced Auto Part Clash at Daytona wins with three each.
 
·        There have been nine multiple winners in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona:
o   Dale Earnhardt won six events, most all-time (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).
o   Dale Jarrett won in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
o   Kevin Harvick won in 2009, 2010 and 2013.
o   Tony Stewart won in 2001, 2002 and 2007.
o   Denny Hamlin won in 2006, 2014 and 2016.
o   Other multiple winners: Neil Bonnett (1983-1984), Ken Schrader, (1989-1990), Jeff Gordon (1994 and 1997), and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003 and 2008).
 
·        Bonnett, Schrader, Stewart and Harvick are the only drivers to win back-to-back Clash at Daytona races.
·        No driver has won three consecutive Clash events.
 
·        Buddy Baker (1979), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Jeff Gordon (1994), Dale Jarrett (1996) and Denny Hamlin (2006) all won the first Clash at Daytona in which they competed.
·        Only six times in the 38-year history of the race has the winner gone on to win the Daytona 500:
              Bobby Allison(1982)
             Bill Elliott (1987)
              Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000)
Jeff Gordon (1997)
Denny Hamlin (2016)
 
·        There have been four winners from the pole: Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader(1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).
·        Two drivers have swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 pole and Daytona 500 from 1979-2018: Dale Jarrett (2000) and Bill Elliott (1987)
·        One driver has swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 from 1979-2018: Bobby Allison (1982).
·        Seven drivers have won the Clash at Daytona (1979-2018) and the championship in the same season. Dale Earnhardt is the only one to have accomplished it multiple times (four).
Tony Stewart (2002)
Jeff Gordon (1997)
Dale Earnhardt (1993, 1991, 1986 and 1980)
Darrell Waltrip (1981)
 
·        Four drivers have won consecutive Clash at Daytona races (1979-2018). None went on to win that year’s Daytona 500.
Kevin Harvick (2009-10)
Tony Stewart (2000-01)
Ken Schrader (1990-91)
Neil Bonnett (1983-84)
 
 
     
      The Clash At Daytona Manufacturer Wins Recap
 
Manufacturer         Victories          Last Victory - Driver
Chevrolet                20                    2013 – Kevin Harvick
Ford                       9                      2018 – Brad Keselowski
Toyota                    4                      2016 – Denny Hamlin               
Buick                      2                      1982 – Bobby Allison
Oldsmobile             2                      1980 – Dale Earnhardt
Pontiac                   2                      2002 – Tony Stewart
Dodge                    1                      2011 – Kurt Busch

 

 
 
By the Numbers: The Advance Auto Parts Clash At Daytona
.013 Margin of victory in seconds by Kyle Busch over Tony Stewart in 2012, the closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history
.058 Margin of victory in seconds by Kurt Busch over Jamie McMurray in 2011, the second-closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history
.080 Margin of victory in seconds by Dale Earnhardt over Sterling Marlin in 1995, the third-closest margin of victory in the Clash at Daytona history
1– Laps led by Rusty Wallace (1998), Neil Bonnett (1983-84), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Dale Jarrett (2000 and 2004) and Kevin Harvick (2009) in the Clash at Daytona races they won
2.75 – Average finish by Dale Earnhardt, best by any driver with multiple starts
4 Number of drivers to win the Clash at Daytona from the pole position – Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader (1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).
5 – Drivers who have won the event in their first appearance (Buddy Baker, 1979; Dale Earnhardt, 1980; Jeff Gordon, 1994; Dale Jarrett, 1996; Denny Hamlin, 2006) – every driver entered this season has made a previous Clash appearance
6 Number of the Clash at Daytona wins by Dale Earnhardt, the series leader (1980, 86, 88, 91, 93, 95)
7 Number of fewest starters in the field for the Clash at Daytona (1981)
11 Number of starts before winning, most since race began in 1979 (Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin)
14 Number of different leaders in the 2009 event, most since race began in 1979
20 Number of wins by Chevrolet in the Clash at Daytona, leads all manufacturers
22 Most consecutive starts in the Clash at Daytona by a driver - Jeff Gordon (1994-2015).
27 – Kevin Harvick’s starting position in 2009, the lowest by a race winner in the event’s history
28 – Number of lead changes in the 2011 event, highest number since race began in 1979
44 – Laps led by Greg Biffle in 2005, the most by a driver who did not win the event
47– Laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008, the most in a single Clash at Daytona.
197.802 mph– The fastest average speed of the race for the Clash at Daytona was in 1987 won by Bill Elliott
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