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Recently known as the Sprint Unlimited and Bud Shootout, Saturday night’s “Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona” unofficially kicks off the 2017 NASCAR season before next weekend’s Daytona 500. The new Clash pays homage to the event originally known as the Busch Clash, an exciting non-points sprint race featuring an All-Star list of drivers.
Unlike previous years, the starting field for the 2017 Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars. Instead, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria; Drivers who were 2016 pole winners, former Clash race winners, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2016 and drivers who qualified for the 2016 Chase are eligible.
There are 20 eligible drivers, but 17 are slated to drive in the opening-night event. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion), Greg Biffle (no ride), Carl Edwards (retired) and Tony Stewart (retired) will not participate. However, Earnhardt will be in the TV booth for FS1’s broadcast of the Clash at Daytona. Here are the drivers who will participate in the Clash at Daytona, including Daniel Suarez, who will drive in Edwards’ place in the No. 19 car.