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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Advanced Auto Parts Clash At Daytona

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Advanced Auto Parts Clash At Daytona


DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, (February 13, 2017) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida going into the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Feb. 18. A total of 25 drivers are eligible to participate in the annual preseason, 75 lap, two segments, non-points race. The event will be broadcast live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

2017 Eligible Participants Include:
Unlike previous years, the starting field for the 2017 Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria.
2016 Coors Light Pole Winners
Greg Biffle
Alex Bowman
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Austin Dillon
Carl Edwards
Chase Elliott
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson
Matt Kenseth
Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano
Martin Truex Jr.
Former Clash Winners
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Tony Stewart
Former Daytona 500 Pole Winners
Danica Patrick
2016 Monster Energy Playoff Participants
Chris Buescher
Kyle Larson
Jamie McMurray

 

Eligible Driver’s Performances

 

Greg Biffle

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2005     5          2          16        70        1          44        Running

2007     13        5          16        70                                Running

2008     20        17        16        48                               Accident

2009     17        26        16        72                                Accident

2010     15        5          16        74        2          5          Accident

2011     5          11        16        75                                Running

2012     6          7          16        82        3          17        Running

2013     2          4          16        75        1          2          Running

2015     14        7          16        67        1          1          Accident

2016     10        16        16        79                                Running

 

Alex Bowman – No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS

This will be Alex Bowman’s debut in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.

  

Chris Buescher – No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet SS

This will be Chris Buescher’s debut in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.

 


Kurt Busch – No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion         

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2002     14        1          97        70        1          3          Running

2003     11        3          97        70        1          11        Running

2005     6          6          97        70                                Running

2007     3          19        2          70        2          6          Running

2008     18        1          2          70                               Running

2009     9          12        2          78                                Running

2010     23        22        2          32                                Accident

2011     1          17        22        75        3          3          Running

2012     17        6          51        82                                Accident

2013     13        18        78        15                                Accident

2014     14        10        41        35                                Accident

2015     15        13        41        67                                Accident

2016     7          21        41        79                                Running

 

 

Kyle Busch – No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry                                                           

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2006     15        14        5          72        2          4          Running

2007     7          6          5          70        3          39        Running

2009     10        10        18        78        2          6          Running

2010     4          17        18        76                                Running

2011     16        21        18        41        2          2          Accident

2012     1          2          18        82        2          3          Running

2013     16        13        18        14                                Accident

2014     3          4          18        75        1          6          Running

2015     8          5          18        75                                Running

2016     17        9          18        72                                Accident

 

 

Austin Dillon – No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet SS

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2015     17        6          3          61                                Accident

2016     8          10        3          79                                Running

 

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. – No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS                                           

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2001     6          10        8          70                                Running

2002     2          16        8          70        1          20        Running

2003     1          19        8          70        4          13        Running

2004     2          19        8          70                                Running

2005     7          12        8          70                                Running

2006     2          19        8          72        1          1          Running

2007     14        17        8          70                                Running

2008     1          7          88        70        7          47        Running

2009     18        9          88        64        4          23        Accident

2010     11        11        88        76                                Running

2011     19        1          88        27        3          4          Accident

2012     20        8          88        54        2          12        Accident

2013     8          16        88        75                                Running

2014     9          14        88        65        1          7          Accident

2015     9          24        88        75        1          13        Running

2016     15        23        88        75                                Running

 

Carl Edwards                                                              

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2006     16        11        99        71                                Running

2008     12        20        99        70        1          1          Running

2009     7          11        99        78        2          11        Running

2010     17        1          99        74        2          42        Accident

2011     21        3          99        33                                Accident

2012     9          11        99        82                                Running

2013     12        1          99        75                                Running

2014     13        7          99        35                                Accident

2015     3          14        19        75        1          1          Running

2016     16        19        19        72                                Accident

 

 

Chase Elliott – No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS

 

This will be Chase Elliott’s debut in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.

Denny Hamlin – No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry                                                       

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2006     1          15        11        72        3          16        Running

2007     17        21        11        70                                Running

2008     9          12        11        70                               Running

2009     13        5          11        78        2          4          Running

2010     5          24        11        76                                Running

2011     12        4          11        75                                Running

2012     5          16        11        82                                Running

2013     15        5          11        14                                Accident

2014     1          1          11        75        6          27        Running

2015     19        9          11        45                                Accident

2016     1          15        11        79        5          39        Running

 

 
Kevin Harvick – No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion                                           

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2003     9          16        29        70                                Running

2004     3          5          29        70        2          10        Running

2006     20        18        29        15                                Engine

2007     5          20        29        70        2          11        Running

2009     1          27        29        78        1          1          Running

2010     1          2          29        76        5          21        Running

2011     7          18        29        75                                Running

2012     22        22        29        54        3          4          Accident

2013     1          17        29        75        3          37        Running

2014     5          6          4          75        2          6          Running

2015     11        8          4          75        1          1          Running

2016     25        22        4          22                                Accident

 

Jimmie Johnson – No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2003     7          2          48        70        1          4          Running

2004     9          17        48        70                                Running

2005     1          17        48        70        1          16        Running

2006     5          2          48        72        3          12        Running

2007     4          8          48        70                                Running

2008     3          18        48        70                               Running

2009     14        21        48        77        1          2          Accident

2010     13        16        48        76                                Running

2011     4          23        48        75        2          7          Running

2012     14        18        48        74        1          1          Accident

2013     14        11        48        14                                Accident

2014     17        18        48        28                                Accident

2015     22        17        48        45                                Accident

2016     22        1          48        43                                Accident

Matt Kenseth – No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry                                                        

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2003     3          5          17        70        3          6          Running

2006     6          16        17        72                                Running

2009     8          25        17        78        1          1          Running

2010     16        8          17        74                                Accident

2011     13        19        17        74                                Running

2012     21        23        17        54                                Accident

2013     5          12        20        75        2          25        Running

2014     10        16        20        35                                Accident

2015     1          16        20        75        4          21        Running

2016     12        13        20        79                                Running

 

Brad Keselowski – No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion                                                              

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2012     4          3          2          82                                Running

2014     2          5          2          75        3          8          Running

2015     25        4          2          22        1          2          Accident

2016     9          2          2          79        6          26        Running

 

Kyle Larson – No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS                                                                                                                                           Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2015     5          25        42        75                                Running

2016     4          4          42        79                                Running

 

Joey Logano – No. 22 Team Penske Ford Fusion                                                                  

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2009     28        19        20        3                                  Accident

2010     7          21        20        76                                Running

2011     18        22        20        27                                Accident

2012     18        10        20        54        1          1          Accident

2013     3          9          22        75                                Running

2014     4          11        22        75        2          11        Running

2015     6          3          22        75                                Running

2016     2          25        22        79                                Running

Jamie McMurray – No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS             

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2004     17        3          42        69        2          8          Accident

2006     8          17        26        72        1          1          Running

2008     22        4          26        24                                Accident

2009     2          15        26        78        4          16        Running

2010     3          9          1          76        2          2          Running

2011     2          14        1          75                                Running

2012     16        4          1          73        5          11        Accident

2014     6          2          1          75        2          10        Running

2015     24        21        1          45                                Accident

2016     14        24        1          78        1          14        Running

 

Danica Patrick – No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion                                        

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2014     16        12        10        35                                Accident

2015     10        15        10        75                                Running

2016     11        12        10        79                                Running

 

Tony Stewart                          

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2000     4          3          20        25                                Running

2001     1          7          20        70                                Running

2002     1          3          20        70        2          31        Running

2003     15        12        20        70                                Running

2004     7          18        20        70                                Running

2005     4          8          20        70                                Running

2006     3          3          20        72        3          7          Running

2007     1          14        20        70        2          11        Running

2008     2          10        20        70        2          9          Running

2009     3          6          14        78        1          4          Running

2010     9          13        14        76        2          6          Running

2011     11        2          14        75        3          4          Running

2012     2          15        14        82        1          7          Running

2013     4          15        14        75        2          5          Running

2014     11        9          14        35                                Accident

2015     13        22        14        67                                Accident

 

Martin Truex Jr. – No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota Camry                                  

                                                            Times  Laps   

Year     Fin       St         Car      Laps    Led      Led      Status

2008     21        9          1          47                                Accident

2012     19        1          56        54        2          7          Accident

2013     9          6          56        75        1          2          Running

2015     2          10        78        75        4          29        Running

2016     13        7          78        78                                Running
The Advanced Auto Parts Clash At Daytona Tidbits

  • The number of participants has ranged from a low of seven in 1981 to a high of 28 in 2009. Unlike previous years, the starting field for the 2017 Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria. (20 drivers are eligible for this year’s event).
  • Jeff Gordon has appeared in the most consecutive Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona races, competing in 22 consecutive events from 1994-2015.
  • Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in consecutive Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona starts with 14 (2003 – 2016).
  • The top five drivers with the most Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona appearances: Mark Martin (24), Bill Elliott (23), Jeff Gordon (22), Ken Schrader (19) and Rusty Wallace (19).
  • There have been nine multiple winners in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona:
    • o Dale Earnhardt won six events, most all-time (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).
    • o Dale Jarrett won in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
    • o Kevin Harvick won in 2009, 2010 and 2013.
    • o Tony Stewart won in 2001, 2002 and 2007.
    • o Denny Hamlin won in 2006, 2014 and 2016.
    • o Other multiple winners: Neil Bonnett (1983-1984), Ken Schrader, (1989-1990), Jeff Gordon (1994 and 1997), and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003 and 2008).
    • o Bonnett, Schrader, Stewart and Harvick are the only drivers to win back-to-back Clash at Daytona races. No driver has won three consecutive Clash events.

 

  • Buddy Baker (1979), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Jeff Gordon (1994), Dale Jarrett (1996) and Denny Hamlin (2006) all won the first Clash at Daytona in which they competed.
  • Only six times in the 33-year history of the race has the winner gone on to win the Daytona 500:
  • Bobby Allison (1982)
  • Bill Elliott (1987)
  • Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000)
  • Jeff Gordon (1997)
  • Denny Hamlin (2016)
  • There have been four winners from the pole: Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader (1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).· Two drivers have swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 pole and Daytona 500 from 1979-2016: Dale Jarrett (2000) and Bill Elliott (1987)
  • One driver has swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 from 1979-2016: Bobby Allison (1982).
  • Seven drivers have won the Clash at Daytona (1979-2016) and the championship in the same season. Dale Earnhardt is the only one to have accomplished it multiple times (four).

Tony Stewart (2002)

Jeff Gordon (1997)

Dale Earnhardt (1993, 1991, 1986 and 1980)

Darrell Waltrip (1981)

  • Four drivers have won consecutive Clash at Daytona races (1979-2016). None went on to win that year’s Daytona 500.

Kevin Harvick (2009-10)

Tony Stewart (2000-01)

Ken Schrader (1990-91)

Neil Bonnett (1983-84)

  • The format for The Clash at Daytona has changed 14 times since its inception into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 1979.· Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed in the Clash at Daytona (1979 – 2016)

The Clash At Daytona Manufacturer Wins Recap

 

Manufacturer         Victories          Last Victory – Driver

Chevrolet                20                    2013 – Kevin Harvick

Ford                       7                      2004 – Dale Jarrett

Toyota                    4                      2016 – Denny Hamlin

Buick                      2                      1982 – Bobby Allison

Oldsmobile             2                      1980 – Dale Earnhardt

Pontiac                   2                      2002 – Tony Stewart

Dodge                    1                      2011 – Kurt Busch


By the Numbers: The Advance Auto Parts Clash At Daytona

.013 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kyle Busch over Tony Stewart in 2012, the closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history

.058 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kurt Busch over Jamie McMurray in 2011, the second closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history

.08 – Margin of victory in seconds by Dale Earnhardt over Sterling Marlin in 1995, the third closest margin of victory in the Clash at Daytona history

1 – Laps led by Rusty Wallace (1998), Neil Bonnett (1983-84), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Dale Jarrett (2000 and 2004) and Kevin Harvick (2009) in the Clash at Daytona races they won

2.75 – Average finish by Dale Earnhardt, best by any driver with multiple starts

4 – Number of drivers to win the Clash at Daytona from the pole position – Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader (1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).

5 – Drivers who have won the event in their first appearance (Buddy Baker, 1979; Dale Earnhardt, 1980; Jeff Gordon, 1994; Dale Jarrett, 1996; Denny Hamlin, 2006)

6 – Number of the Clash at Daytona wins by Dale Earnhardt, the series leader (1980, 86, 88, 91, 93, 95)

7 – Number of fewest starters in the field for the Clash at Daytona (1981)

11 – Number of starts before winning, most since race began in 1979 (Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin)

14 – Number of different leaders in the 2009 event, most since race began in 1979

20 – Number of wins by Chevrolet in the Clash at Daytona, leads all manufacturers

22 – Most consecutive starts in the Clash at Daytona by Jeff Gordon (1994-2015).

27 – Kevin Harvick’s starting position in 2009, the lowest by a race winner in the event’s history

28 – Number of lead changes in the 2011 event, highest number since race began in 1979

44 – Laps led by Greg Biffle in 2005, the most by a driver who did not win the event

47 – Laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008, the most in a single Clash at Daytona.

197.802 mph – The fastest average speed of the race for the Clash at Daytona was in 1987 won by Bill Elliott.
Breakdown of Clash at Daytona Winners:

Year Driver Year Driver
 1979 Buddy Baker 1998 Rusty Wallace
1980 Dale Earnhardt 1999 Mark Martin
1981 Darrell Waltrip 2000 Dale Jarrett
1982 Bobby Allison 2001 Tony Stewart
1983 Neil Bonnett 2002 Tony Stewart
1984 Neil Bonnett 2003 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
1985 Terry Labonte 2004 Dale Jarrett
1986 Dale Earnhardt 2005 Jimmie Johnson
1987 Bill Elliott 2006 Denny Hamlin
1988 Dale Earnhardt 2007 Tony Stewart
1989 Ken Schrader 2008 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
1990 Ken Schrader 2009 Kevin Harvick
1991 Dale Earnhardt 2010 Kevin Harvick
1992 Geoff Bodine 2011 Kurt Busch
1993 Dale Earnhardt 2012 Kyle Busch
1994 Jeff Gordon 2013 Kevin Harvick
1995 Dale Earnhardt 2014 Denny Hamlin
1996 Dale Jarrett 2015 Matt Kenseth
1997 Jeff Gordon 2016 Denny Hamlin

 

 

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