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Everything you need to know for the Advance Auto Parts Clash


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Advance Auto Parts Clash

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opens the season with the Advance Auto Parts Clash tonight at 8 p.m.

Before we get going with the Clash, there is a full slate of action happening at Daytona International Speedway today. FOX Sports brings all of the action from Daytona today on FS1, FS2, and FOXSportsGo.

Clash details

The cars take the track at 11:30 a.m. ET for the first Daytona 500 practice session that runs until 3:25 p.m. A half-hour edition of “NASCAR Race Hub” follows to lead you into the ARCA race at 4:00 p.m.

“NASCAR RaceDay” revs up at 6:00 p.m. to prepare you for the Clash at 8:00 p.m.

Here’s everything you need to know to get ready for the Advance Auto Parts Clash:

Green flag: 8:25 p.m. ET

Format: 75-lap/187.5-mile, two-segment race. A competition caution on Lap 25 will separate the segments.

Track size: 2.5 miles

Grid size: 17 cars (2016 pole winners, playoff drivers, past Daytona 500 poles winners)

Forecast: Overcast skies, 67 degrees, 35 percent chance of showers, storms

Presentation of colors: Embry-Riddle Naval ROTC

Invocation: Sonny Gallman, Central Baptist Church in Daytona Beach

National Anthem: Candace Walker of Orlando, Fla.

Command to start engines: Marcus Herman, Owner of Triangle Auto of Merritt Island.

Honorary Pace Car driver: Courtney Force, NHRA driver

Front Row: Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin (selected by random draw, not fastest lap)

 

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