2020 Busch Clash at Daytona Pre-Race Thread

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  1. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Come on guys, first Cup action of Speedweeks and no thread yet? Any excitement? Lets go!

    Information via https://www.jayski.com/nascar-cup-series/2020-nascar-cup-series-busch-clash-race-page/

    WEEKEND ON-TRACK SCHEDULE
    For the complete at-track schedule click here.

    Times are Eastern Standard.

    Saturday, February 8
    11:35 AM-12:25 PM NCS FINAL PRACTICE (CLASH)
    TV: FS1
    6:30 PM NCS RANDOM DRAWING FOR STARTING POSITION (FAN ZONE) & DRAWING FOR PIT

    Sunday, February 9
    3:00 PM NCS RACE (75 LAPS, 187.5 MILES)
    TV: FS1

    RACE RUNDOWN

    The field is limited to 2019 Busch Pole Award winners; past Busch Clash champions who competed full-time in 2019; former DAYTONA 500 champions who competed full-time in 2019; former DAYTONA 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2019 and 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers.

    Entered Drivers:
    1) #1-Kurt Busch
    2) #2-Brad Keselowski
    3) #3-Austin Dillon
    4) #4-Kevin Harvick
    5) #6-Ryan Newman
    6) #9-Chase Elliott
    7) #10-Aric Almirola
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin
    9) #12-Ryan Blaney
    10) #14-Clint Bowyer
    11) #18-Kyle Busch
    12) #19-Martin Truex, Jr.
    13) #20-Erik Jones
    14) #22-Joey Logano
    15) #24-William Byron
    16) #42-Kyle Larson
    17) #48-Jimmie Johnson
    18) #88-Alex Bowman

    Eligible but not entered:
    Daniel Hemric
    #96-Daniel Suarez

    Entry list in PDF.
     
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  2. Betsy

    Betsy Team Owner

    75 laps we should see how dem chevys run.
     
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  3. Get That 88 Up There !!

    Get That 88 Up There !! Love United Hate Glazer

    Race season is back boys and girls !!
     
  4. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    I’m super excited. Just for that first practice even...lol
     
  5. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    I posted my excitement in the random NASCAR talk thread yesterday cause I didn't feel like starting a thread lol.

    Will be there bright and early for practice Saturday and back for more Sunday. READY!!
     
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  6. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    So freaking jacked! 8:35 a.m. Pacific first practice. I'm in.....
     
  7. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Can't wait for this last season of real NASCAR racing. After this, it will be sports cars and windmills...
     
  8. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

  9. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Hopefully this race is a lot better than it has been in the past couple years
     
  10. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Doesn't have the respect of teams IMO. I should think RCR and SHR would have provide rides for Suarez and Hemric.
     
  11. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Hmmm, Toyota Suarez in a SHR Ford for this event?
     
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  12. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I want make this weekend but,

    I will be there for the Twins, Truck Race and Exfinity, plus a couple nights at New Smyrna for some Super Late Model races.:bounce::punkrocke:partytime:pbjtime::salute:
     
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  13. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Charter teams are required to race the race. I don't think Jr's Infinity team that Hemric drives part time for qualifies as a cup charter team. Neither does Suarez's team so they don't have to race in a race that doesn't pay that well anyway.
     
  14. Churchkey

    Churchkey Crew Chief


    Heck of a plan good luck, I always hit the night clubs along A1A after New Smyrna :)
     
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  15. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    It should still be under the lights.
     
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  16. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Amen I went to the last one under the lights in 2016 and had a great time. 2018 I went back and that didn't do it for me.
     
  17. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Cabbage Patch for the cole slaw rastlin.
     
  18. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    It's been a dreadful race the last two years - both during the day. They've gotta move it back.

    I noticed the track lowered the ticket prices to $85 this year for the reserved tower seating, down from $125, so they're starting to get the hint. It's still about $40 too high imo though.
     
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  19. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Did you grab a good Speedweeks run or two with this thing?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    $85 for a 75 lap exhibition race? They outta their gotdam minds. Over a dollar a lap.
     
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  21. Churchkey

    Churchkey Crew Chief

    I ran in IL, WI & IN never ran my junk in FL I crewed the Ray Young entry with a Bud Moore mill #99 there & for some ASA shows.
    I did hot lap the 99 @ Smyrna when we were sorting the new chassis does that count? :) Take care
     
  22. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Yes, it does.

    Thanks, I will. You do the same.
     
  23. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    when is the hauler parade?
     
  24. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Good Plan :D, but, my wife might not like the idea, LOL.
     
  25. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Haha exactly. They're milking people to come sit in that sparkly facility. Don't get me wrong, it's incredible, but they need to chill.
     
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  26. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I feel the same way about the All-Star races. Last time I checked, those tickets cost the same as the 600. Not for this space cadet.
     
  27. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    The 2012 Budweiser Shootout had 82,000 people attend. They'll be lucky to break 10,000 on Sunday.
     
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  28. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Seems odd that I keep hearing that attendance isn't that important because all the money comes from the TV contract. If so, why do they charge so much to attend the races? I think $65 for this race would be pushing it. We used to be able to go to qualifying and stay for the ARCA race for free when we wore our scout uniforms. But they stopped that a few years back.
     
  29. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I think the Rolex was around $60, possibly less.
     
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  30. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Yeah I think it was $73 after the fees but $65 face value. And what you get for that amount of money is unbelievable. Can go anywhere you want except in the garage but even if you add that it's not much more.
     
  31. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Even if you just stay in one place, you get a LOT more than just 75 lousy laps.
     
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  32. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    $40 with a three drink and Grande Nachos minimum
     
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  33. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    I'm predicting Chase to have a dominant speedweeks

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
     
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  34. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Bold Predictions are still open.
     
  35. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  36. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    For the first time in 2020, hauler parking with Capt Ron( and unload)
     
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  38. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    Here ya go, inside the track, its not a "parade" but close enough.
     
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  39. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    500 Qualifying is included too but single-car qualifying at Daytona isn't terribly interesting lol.

    Might stop over on Saturday for practice and ARCA. $25 for GA everywhere. Way better value.
     
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  40. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    seeing Custer on the side of the 41 hauler. Hey this is real
     

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