Kyle Busch Squeeks by After Leaders Wreck for Busch Clash Win

Kyle Busch used a last lap tussle between leader Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott to pass both the second Busch Clash win of his career.

Busch started 16th in the 21 car field in the first race of the NASCAR Season, the exhibition Busch Clash on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course.

Blaney, the pole sitter, was leading heading into the front stretch chicane with NASCAR’s Road Course King Elliott when the two made contact. This sent Blaney into the outside wall, and slowed Elliott, allowing Busch the opportunity he needed to slip through for the win. Elliott recovered to finish second with Joey Logano, Tyler Reddick and William Byron rounding out the top 5.

Full Results:

PosNoDriverTeamManufacturerLaps
118Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota35
29Chase ElliottHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet35
322Joey LoganoTeam PenskeFord35
48Tyler ReddickRichard Childress RacingChevrolet35
524William ByronHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet35
611Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs RacingToyota35
748Alex BowmanHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet35
843Erik JonesRichard Petty MotorsportsChevrolet35
947Ricky Stenhouse Jr.JTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet35
1021Matt DiBenedettoWood Brothers RacingFord35
113Austin DillonRichard Childress RacingChevrolet35
1210Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas RacingFord35
1312Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeFord35
146Ryan NewmanRoush Fenway RacingFord35
154Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas RacingFord35
1617Chris BuescherRoush Fenway RacingFord35
172Brad KeselowskiTeam PenskeFord35
1823Ty Dillon (i)23XI RacingToyota35
191Kurt BuschChip Ganassi RacingChevrolet35
2041Cole CusterStewart-Haas RacingFord32
2119Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs RacingToyota27