Jimmie Johnson wins rain-shortened Clash at Daytona

Jimmie Johnson wins rain-shortened Clash at Daytona

Jimmie Johnson wins rain-shortened Clash at Daytona

The drivers qualified for the race by being pole sitters from 2018, former Clash winners, former Daytona 500 winners, and drivers that qualified for the playoffs in 2018 that didn't already qualify in another way. But two days later, the team announced it was withdrawing from the season opener - the February 17 Daytona 500.

Paul Menard started the race from the pole in the iconic No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford and led 51 of the first 55 laps.

Chip Ganassi Racing's Kurt Busch finished the race in second place in his #1 Chevrolet while Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney finished in third and fourth place in their #22 Ford and #12 Ford, respectively, and Hendrick Motorsports' Alex Bowman finished in fifth in his #88 Chevrolet.

"I knew I wanted Gilliland behind me", Burton said.

"Adding Wave Sports as a year-long partner was a huge boost to our program, and they will be a very important part of our future efforts", a statement from the race team on Friday read. Johnson and Knaus split after a winless 2018 season.

"I'm not really sure, I have to see a replay". It was what he had to do to win an exhibition race worth little more than a trophy, and he was unremorseful as he watched video replays that showed him causing the crash. "I was going down into Turn 1 and it was looking darker and darker". "I was excited to get down here and see what we had". They posted the top speeds of the six drivers vying for four open spots in NASCAR's season opener.

"We still need a points race win to say we're back in victory lane", Johnson said.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and veteran crew chief Chad Knaus showed one thing Sunday at Daytona International Speedway: They can be successful without each other.

"I think we all aggressively side draft at these tracks", Johnson said. The final tally included three victories for Elliott and no drivers in the championship-deciding finale for the second consecutive year.

"It's hard at plate races when you don't have enough cars on the track, but I was shocked by everyone's running the top", Dillon said.

For at least one day or maybe even a week, the moves are paying off. "Working closely with the NASCAR team to design new slides featuring drivers, names, numbers, signatures and auto replicas, has been an awesome creative process" claims Tyler Nordquist, ISlide's Licensing liaison.

"One great thing about it is I inherited a great core group of guys with the 48 team", he said.

Johnson won on a day that was dominated by Hendrick Motorsports. "I can't believe it".

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