Brad Keselowski On Pole For Advance Auto Parts Clash At Daytona

Brad Keselowski On Pole For Advance Auto Parts Clash At Daytona

by February 17, 2017 0 comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a random draw on Friday, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin will start on the front row in Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway.

Although the field isn’t set by time, Keselowski was fastest in opening practice on Friday. Keselowski clocked the 10th fastest lap in final practice.

“It’s a great way to start the year,” Keselowski said about starting on the pole for Saturday race. “We just need to make sure we finish there. That’s something to be joyous about, but at the end of the day it’s just a draw and you’ve got to make it count.”

Seventeen drivers will start the 75-lap non-points race. Hamlin enters the event as the defending winner. The driver of the No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry clocked the fastest lap in final practice.

Saturday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona will broadcast live at 8 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 (FS1)

Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

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Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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