Mother nature can’t keep the Daytona 500 Live Stream Series down forever. After rain put a damper on Saturday’s festivities, the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway now is scheduled to start Sunday at 11:35 a.m. ET. And although it’s only an exhibition, the event provides high-octane racing nonetheless.
This 75-lap, non-points race comes in two segments, split by a competition caution at Lap 25. Drivers must satisfy at least one of the following criteria to qualify for the race: 2016 Coors Light Pole Award winners, former Clash race winners and former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2016. Moreover, all 16 drivers from the 2016 playoffs also are eligible.
And although Dale Earnhardt Jr. will spend the race in FOX Sports 1’s broadcast booth, seven-time NASCAR premier series champion Jimmie Johnson is set to compete. Here’s how to watch the 2017 Clash at Daytona online.Recently known as the Sprint Unlimited and Bud Shootout, Saturday night’s “Advance Auto Daytona 500 Live 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.
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Aside from Dale Earnhardt Jr., who isn’t driving in the Clash due to injury concerns, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. are the favorites to win on Saturday, and next weekend at the Daytona 500 for that matter.Last year’s exhibition winner, Hamlin, went on to Nascar Daytona 500 Live beat Truex by less than six inches in the Daytona 500. Hamlin has also won the Clash in 2014 and 2006. He’s proven himself as one of the best restrictor-plate racers — as have Keselowski, the Busch brothers and Harvick, who also owns three Clash wins.
Don’t sleep on Austin Dillon, who owns the fourth-highest average finish at Daytona the past four races and the fifth-best at restrictor-plate tracks since 2015.Qualifying for the first two spots in the Daytona 500 is set for Sunday afternoon from Daytona International Speedway. The Fox telecast of Sunday’s qualifying round at Daytona will be available to stream online at Fox Sports Go, beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
The top two qualifying times on Sunday earn the top two spots at the start of the Daytona 500, with the bulk of the remainder of the field determined by Thursday’s Can-Am Duel races.The race itself is a week away, also set for Fox, on Feb. 26.Joey Logano was the 2015 Daytona 500 champion, and on Saturday, he had the fastest time in practice.
“In all honesty, I’ve never Daytona 500 Live Stream been that fast in qualifying here in Daytona in my whole career,” Logano told the Associated Press. “I feel like I’ve never had a shot at it, but now I feel like I’m closer than ever. I feel like I’m kind of in new territory, plus I think some of these other guys sandbag a lot, so tomorrow will be the telltale sign. [Source]