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Starting lineup for Advance Auto Parts Clash to be set by blind draw

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald’s Big Mac Chevrolet, race during the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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The starting lineup for the Feb. 11 Advance Auto Parts Clash will be set by a blind draw Feb 10 in the UNOH Fanzone at Daytona International Speedway.

The field will be set by crew chiefs, assisted by young fans, taking part in the blind draw. The draw is part of the “Speedweeks Premiere at Daytona” fan event that will include autograph sessions with Cup drivers and drivers competing against fans in the NASCAR Heat 2 game, among other activities. The event will be held after that day’s ARCA race.

Joey Logano won last year’s Clash, a 75-lap non-points race divided into two segments. There will be a competition caution after Lap 25 to separate the segments.

Drivers eligible for the Clash are:

Ryan Blaney

Kurt Busch

Kyle Busch

Austin Dillon

Chase Elliott

Denny Hamlin

Kevin Harvick

Jimmie Johnson

Erik Jones

Kasey Kahne

Brad Keselowski

Kyle Larson

Joey Logano

Jamie McMurray

Ryan Newman

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

Note: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Danica Patrick are all eligible for the event but will not participate.

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