23XI Racing hits the race track for the very first time in team history on Feb. 9th for the Busch Clash at DAYTONA. Driver Ty Dillon will be in the No. 23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry car seat as he is eligible for the race due to winning a race stage last season. Bubba Wallace will jump into the seat the day after the Clash for Daytona 500 qualifying.
The format of the non-points, exhibition 43rd Annual Busch Clash At DAYTONA on the iconic DAYTONA Road course will be 35 laps with one scheduled caution set on lap 15, while the starting lineup for the will be determined via a blind draw Monday night (Feb. 8th) on Daytona International Speedway’s Facebook page.
The draw can be seen Monday beginning at 9 p.m. on facebook.com/DAYTONA (click Facebook). NASCAR.com’s Alex Weaver will host the virtual event, and will be joined by Speedway President Chip Wile as well as the crew chiefs of each teams that will compete in the Busch Clash.
One of the most unique and anticipated events in all of motorsports, the Busch Clash At DAYTONA will mark the first time the traditional exhibition-style event will tackle the track’s 14-turn, 3.61-mile road course, plus will take place under the lights with a scheduled a 7:00 p.m. ET start. FoxSports1 has the TV coverage.
Drivers will compete on the same storied course (with the lone addition a NASCAR fourth-turn chicane) of as the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and the DAYTONA 200, North America’s premier races for sports cars and motorcycles, respectively. The road course was introduced to NASCAR’s top three national series this past August for the first time.