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Heather Diaz
February 13, 2019

The Clash's extra-special field features pole winners from the 2018 season, former Clash champions, former DAYTONA 500 champions who competed full-time in 2018 and drivers who qualified for the 2018 Monster Energy Series Playoffs. "This is really special for me". "I made a move and got to the inside and was side drafting him, and his vehicle started wobbling".

"I get to say when I'm done", Johnson said.

"One great thing about it is I inherited a great core group of guys with the 48 team", he said.

The coveted starting spot hasn't meant much for NASCAR's season opener over the last two decades, though. He still believes that with hard work and the right people, a team can step back and admire a glistening race auto, confident that girl is a victor.

Grant Quinlan ended up third, pole-winner Christian Eckes was fourth and Sean Corr completed the top-five.

Joey Gase, Ryan Truex, Parker Kligerman and Brandan Gaughan will have to race their way into the 500 during the qualifying races.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and veteran crew chief Chad Knaus showed one thing Sunday at Daytona International Speedway: They can be successful without each other.

In addition to the race-ending 17-car crash on Sunday, four more cars were involved in a crash on the backstretch during Clash practice on Saturday.

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"And now we put them in victory lane", Burton said.

He also believes, just like at Talladega, if any combination of the Penske-Wood or Stewart-Haas Fords get together at the front of the field, it might be a blockade against the other two manufacturers. "You don't want to take a chance of tearing up a really good vehicle, but you've got to figure out what to race".

"Becki and I could not be prouder of William's successes, and we are excited to watch the No. 24 in action in the Daytona 500 next weekend", said Liberty President Jerry Falwell.

Hendrick has been outspoken about how hard the 2018 season was on the organization, calling it one of the worst in team history. The final tally included three victories for Elliott and no drivers in the championship-deciding finale for the second consecutive year. "You know, it's a transition for both of us, and we're both working through it on the professional side". The ensuing caution provided most teams the opportunity to make their lone pit stop of the race.

Hendrick Motorsports president Rick Hendrick thought that a change was necessary, and moved Knaus to driver William Byron.

Having won at least one race since his debut in 2002, it was an unfamiliar feeling to be shut out in 2018.

"You work all these years coming down here and you want all the cars to run well", Hendrick said.

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