Paul Menard will start on pole for Clash at Daytona

Paul Menard will start on the pole for the Advance Auto Parts Clash Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

The pole was determined in a random draw Saturday night to select the starting position of each driver. This is Menard’s third pole in the annual exhibition race.

Kyle Busch will start second, followed by Brad Keselowski in third, Ryan Newman in fourth with Alex Bowman rounding out the top five.

This year’s Clash is comprised of 20 competitors who have met the following criteria.

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1. Drivers who won a pole in 2018
2. Drivers who have previously won this event and competed full time in 2018
3. Former Daytona 500 winners that competed full time in 2018
4. Former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full time in 2018
5. Drivers who qualified for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

The Clash will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. ET with the green flag set to wave at 3:14 p.m ET. It will consist of 75 laps with a competition caution on Lap 25.

  1.  Paul Menard – No. 21 Ford – Wood Brothers Racing
  2. Kyle Busch – No. 18 Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing
  3.  Brad Keselowski – No. 2 Ford – Team Penske
  4.  Ryan Newman – No. 6 Ford – Roush Fenway Racing
  5. Alex Bowman – No. 88 Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports
  6.  Kevin Harvick – No. 4 Ford – Stewart-Haas Racing
  7.  Joey Logano – No. 22 Ford – Team Penske
  8.  Ryan Blaney – No. 12 Ford – Team Penske
  9.  Austin Dillon – No. 3 Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing
  10.  Daniel Suarez – No. 41 Ford – Stewart-Haas Racing
  11.  Jamie McMurray – No. 40 Chevrolet – Spire Motorsports
  12.  Martin Truex Jr. – No. 19 Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing
  13.  Jimmie Johnson – No. 48 Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports
  14.  Kyle Larson – No. 42 Chevrolet – Chip Ganassi Racing
  15.  Clint Bowyer – No. 14 Ford – Stewart-Haas Racing
  16.  Chase Elliott – No. 9 Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports
  17.  Denny Hamlin – No. 11 Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing
  18.  Aric Almirola – No. 10 Ford – Stewart-Haas Racing
  19.  Kurt Busch – No. 1 Chevrolet – Chip Ganassi Racing
  20.  Erik Jones – No. 20 Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing

* Please Note: Elliott and Hamlin will start the race from the rear of the field after moving to backup cars as their primary cars were damaged during practice.


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