William Byron fastest in Saturday's MENCS Daytona practice

William Byron fastest in Saturday's MENCS Daytona practice

Now, we get the best of both worlds this week, as Keselowski will start in the 17th position, giving him the most upside of any driver in the race. Bowman has competed in the series at Daytona three times previously and this will be his first race with his new Hendrick Motorsports ride. Rain pushed the event past year to Sunday, and NASCAR and track officials liked having Daytona 500 pole qualifying and the Clash as a doubleheader on the same day.

Chicagoland Speedway announced today that fans who purchase tickets for the Overton's 400 using the code CLSTRUEX18 have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a ticket refund if 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Martin Truex Jr. wins the 60 Annual DAYTONA 500 on February 18.

But Earnhardt retired at the end of last season and the empty seat went to Bowman, who drove 10 races filling in for Earnhardt when Earnhardt was sidelined in 2016 with a concussion.

The promotion will begin on Friday, February 9 and will close one hour before the start of the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, February 18 (race start time scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET) or while supplies last.

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Byron, the 2017 Xfinity Series champion, will be making his Cup debut at Daytona.

Denny Hamlin qualified second in a Toyota from Joe Gibbs Racing.

Joey Logano was third in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford at 201.608 miles per hour, while Denny Hamlin finished fourth in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 201.464 miles per hour.

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