If this is any indication of how the rest of the season’s going to go, I can’t WAIT for the Daytona 500.
Tonight’s Busch Clash exhibition race was the first time back on the track for NASCAR since last year’s season finale at Phoenix. If you’re not familiar with the Clash, the race is generally made up of pole winners from the previous season (although eligibility had to be changed a little this year after NASCAR scrapped qualifying in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
This year’s Clash was also unique because it’s the first time the race has been held on the Daytona road course after previously being run on the Superspeedway. And it didn’t disappoint.
After having to start at the rear of the field due to unapproved adjustments prior to the race, defending Cup Series champion Chase Elliott had raced his way up to second place on the last lap, trailing his (former?) off-track best friend Ryan Blaney.
As the pair went through the front stretch chicane side by side on their way to the finish line, Elliott got into Blaney and sent him into the wall – opening the door for Kyle Busch to sneak through for the win.
Just … WOW. Chase Elliott sends Ryan Blaney around and Rowdy is there!
RETWEET TO CONGRATULATE KYLE BUSCH ON HIS WIN IN THE BUSCH CLASH AT DAYTONA.
Now of course this race didn’t count for points, but if they’re racing this hard just to win an exhibition, it’s going to be one hell of a season once the championship is on the line.
Boogity boogity boogity, I’m ready to watch some racin’ boys!
Well it was only a matter of time I was on the other end of that 2018 Roval race. I liked being on the other side better! Just a couple guys racing hard trying to win. I appreciate the fast car and good strategy by Todd.