NASCAR The Clash of Daytona Sunday, January 21, 2018

THE CLASH AT DAYTONA AT DAYTONA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most The Clash at Daytona races: 24 Mark Martin
  • Most The Clash at Daytona wins: 6 Dale Earnhardt
  • Most The Clash at Daytona wins (Active): 3 Denny Hamlin & Kevin Harvick
  • Most The Clash at Daytona 2nd-place finishes: 3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Darrell Waltrip
  • Most The Clash at Daytona top 3 finishes: 10 Dale Earnhardt
  • Most The Clash at Daytona top 5 finishes: 11 Dale Earnhardt
  • Most The Clash at Daytona top 10 finishes: 17 Mark Martin
  • Most The Clash at Daytona laps led: 149 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Best The Clash at Daytona average finish: 2.8 Dale Earnhardt
  • 2016 Winner: Joey Logano passed Denny Hamlin & Brad Keselowski on final lap
  • 22 Different winners in 39 The Clash at Daytona races
  • Jimmie Johnson crashed out of The Clash in last 6 years
  • Denny Hamlin only repeat winner last 7 The Clash races (2 Wins) – 5 Other drivers 1 win each
  • 7 The Clash at Daytona races won by driver leading only final lap
  • Final lead change with 2 or fewer laps to go in 16 The Clash at Daytona races
  • Denny Hamlin led most laps last 2 The Clash at Daytona races (87 Laps total) – 2016 Winner
  • Most laps led in The Clash at Daytona: 48 – Denny Hamlin (2017) – Finished 13th
  • Fewest laps led by winner: 1 – Dale Earnhardt (1980), Neil Bonnett (1983 & ’84), Rusty Wallace (1998),
  • 10 of 39 The Clash at Daytona races settled by last lap pass (26%)
  • The Clash at Daytona winner went on to win Daytona 500 six times including Denny Hamlin in 2016
  • 2 Won The Clash, Daytona 500 pole & Daytona 500 in same year – Last: Dale Jarrett 2000
  • Last to win The Clash at Daytona & Daytona 500 pole in same season: Dale Jarrett (2000)
  • Last defending champion to win The Clash at Daytona: Dale Jarrett (1999 Champ & 2000 Winner)
  • No driver won season finale, championship & started next season with The Clash win
  • The Clash at Daytona winner went on to win championship 7 times
  • Last to win The Clash at Daytona & championship in same season: Tony Stewart (2002)
  • Only 4 won The Clash at Daytona from pole – Last: Denny Hamlin (2014)
  • Toyota won 4 of last 6 The Clash at Daytona races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 4 of last 6 The Clash at Daytona races with 3 different drivers
  • (Kyle Busch, Hamlin & Kenseth)
  • 10 Daytona 500 winners did not race in The Clash at Daytona in same season
  • 7 Won The Clash at Daytona after going winless previous season
  • 4 Won The Clash at Daytona, but failed to win Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race the same season
  • Denny Hamlin passed for final The Clash at Daytona lead change last race – Finished 13th
  • Final lead change with fewer than 10 laps to go in 10 of last 12 The Clash at Daytona races
  • Worst starting position of The Clash at Daytona winner: 27th of 28 – 2009 Kevin Harvick
  • Drivers starting last & winning The Clash:
  • J. Gordon 14th (1997), Jarrett 15th (2000) & Earnhardt Jr. 19th (2003)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 11 of last 15 The Clash at Daytona races
  • Most laps led by The Clash at Daytona winner: 47 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2008)
  • Dale Jarrett (2000 & ’04) & Kevin Harvick (2009)
  • 3 of last 8 The Clash at Daytona races settled by last lap pass
  • Largest The Clash at Daytona field: 28 Drivers (2009)
  • Smallest The Clash at Daytona field: 7 Drivers (1981)
  • 4 Drivers won consecutive The Clash at Daytona races – Last: Kevin Harvick 2009 & ‘10
  • Rusty Wallace raced in 12 The Clash at Daytona races before winning in 1998
  • Mark Martin raced in 12 The Clash at Daytona races before winning in 1999
  • 5 Won The Clash at Daytona in first try
  • Denny Hamlin is only Rookie of the Year contender to win The Clash at Daytona (2006)
  • Richard Childress Racing & Joe Gibbs Racing lead all with 8 The Clash at Daytona wins
  • Clash postponed by rain 3 times including 2017
  • Clash run during day 1979-’02 – First night race 2003 (2006 & ’17 run during day)