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FACT FILE: NASCAR Cup Busch Clash at Daytona RC

 • Race Name: NASCAR Cup Busch Clash at Daytona (non-points)

• Race Date: Tuesday, Feb 9

• TV: TSN at 7:00P to 9:00

• VENUE: The Daytona International Speedway road course – 14 turns, 3.61 miles – which is made up of an infield road course section and most of the oval track (joining the oval just before NASCAR Turn #1 and continuing around through the other tree corners and past the frontstretch pit lane. There is a chicane, commonly called the ‘bus stop chicane’ located on the backstretch closer to NASCAR Turn #3. Once the cars pass the Start/Finish line on the oval they dive down into the infield. This configuration, which has been the standard for the sports car Rolex 24, is modified for NASCAR events by the addition of an extra chicane on the frontstretch just after the NASCAR oval’s Turn 4 (as was the case for the Daytona road course event run as part of the NASCAR Cup championship last year.

dis NASCAR road course map

• Special COVID considerations: Beyond requirements for masks and six-foot spacing, the other special COVID guidelines are not entirely clear from reading their website. Other than having the cars and spectators enter in a controlled manner, I think that, once on the grounds, a fan’s raceday experience will be much as before (grandstands and infield).

• THE EVENT: This will be the 43rd running of the Clash. It has always been run here on the Daytona oval; the use of the Daytona road course is new for this year.
• Race distance is 35 laps = 126.35 mi; one mandatory caution at lap 15.
• The starting lineup will be determined by a draw held the evening before.

• Most recent winner of this event: (Busch Clash at Daytona, Feb 9/20), Eric Jones, Joe Gibbs Toyota.

CLICK below for these links:
• info about driver selection criteria AND the list of drivers deemed eligible for the 2021 event.

• Speedweeks Schedule

• Entry List
• starting lineup

• cumulative race report
• race results


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