KURT BUSCH – Clash Race Report from Daytona

Event: Advance Auto Parts Clash (non-points race)
Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval)
Format: 75 laps, broken into two segments of 25 laps and 50 laps
Start/Finish: 10th/17th (Status, completed 16 of 75 laps)
Race Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford)
SHR Finish:
●  Danica Patrick (Started 12th, Finished 4th / Running, completed 75 of 75 laps)
●  Kevin Harvick (Started 7th, Finished 5th / Running, completed 75 of 75 laps)
●  Kurt Busch (Started 10th, Finished 17th / Accident, completed 16 of 75 laps)

Notes:                   

● Busch was turned into the turn-four wall after Jimmie Johnson got loose and collected the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford Fusion on lap 17. Busch was unable to continue.
● Busch was running 12th at the time of the accident.
● Logano won the first 25-lap segment.
● The race started Sunday at 11:30 a.m. EST Sunday after rain postponed Saturday night’s schedule start.
● Clash field was comprised of 2016 pole winners, former Clash winners, former Daytona 500 pole winners and 2016 playoff participants.

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing:

“I was just minding my own business in the low groove and we got tagged in the right rear. It’s kind of a shame. All of the hard work and the effort everybody puts into the offseason, Doug Yates and his engines, everybody from Ford and everybody at Stewart-Haas Racing, all the effort put towards building a car and we didn’t even make it to the first pit stop, so it’s kind of a bummer.”

Next Up:
Daytona 500 pole qualifying, where Patrick, Harvick, Busch and Clint Bowyer will be among 42 drivers going for the pole for the 59th annual Daytona 500. Qualifying is set to get underway at 3:10 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 19, with live coverage provided by FOX. The Can-Am Duel – twin 150-mile races which will set the rest of the Daytona 500 field – take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 with live coverage on FS1. Speedweeks at Daytona then culminates with the Daytona 500 at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, with live coverage provided by FOX beginning with its pre-race show at 1 p.m.

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