The Clash: What You Need to Know
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2020) – The 2020 NASCAR Cup season officially kicks off with this weekend’s Clash at Daytona International Speedway.
The Clash field consists of 18 drivers who were 2019 Pole Award winners, drivers who qualified for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and former Clash, Daytona 500 and Daytona 500 pole winners all in which competed full-time last season.
The annual non-points event will be 75 laps and broken up into two stages. The opening segment will be 25 laps, the final stage will be 50 laps. Daytona 500 Qualifying precedes The Clash.
Ryan Newman is eligible to compete due to his 2008 Daytona 500 victory and 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff appearance.
The Clash airs Sunday, Feb. 9 on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 3 p.m. ET.