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William Byron Leads The Pack Practice at Daytona in Final Practice before the 2018 Clash

William Byron leads the way in his #24  Axalta sponsored Chevrolet the final practice  before Sundays Advanced Auto Parts Clash.

Like last season, the starting field for the 2018 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.

A total of 20 drivers are eligible to participate in the annual preseason, 75 lap, two segments, non-points race. A competition caution on Lap 25 will separate the two segments. The event will be broadcast live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

3 drivers will not expected to race are  Dale Earnhardt Jr, Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick making it a 17 car field.

The Clash had become a traditional night race is now moved back to the day time. Driver intros are scheduled for 2:30  on Sunday and they will go green at 3:00PM.

Eligible Drivers

2017 Coors Light Pole Winners

Ryan Blaney

Kurt Busch

Kyle Busch

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chase Elliott

Denny Hamlin

Kevin Harvick

Erik Jones

Matt Kenseth

Brad Keselowski

Kyle Larson

Joey Logano

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

Former Daytona 500 Pole Winners

Austin Dillon

Jimmie Johnson

Danica Patrick

2017 Monster Energy Playoff Participants

Kasey Kahne

Jamie McMurray

Ryan Newman