Less than one month after losing their patriarch, NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood, Wood Brothers Racing will lead the field to the very first green flag of 2019 in the Advance Auto Parts Clash. Saturday night, the crew chiefs of all the Clash participants drew a number for their starting spot in Sunday’s exhibition race and Greg Erwin pulled the #1 for his driver Paul Menard. The non-televised event has always been a fan favorite and in recent years, they’ve had the help from USAC .25 Midget drivers to determine the Clash starting lineup.
Kyle Busch, who famously won the event in 2012 after making multiple fantastic saves that may just be some of the best in history, will start alongside Menard in 2nd. Brad Keselowski, the defending winner of the race, will start 3rd. And Ryan Newman with his brand new team in Roush Fenway Racing, will start 4th.
After a 4 car wreck during the only Clash practice session of the weekend, both Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin have been forced to go to backup cars. This means that they will lose their starting positions and move to the rear of the field during the pace laps.
|1||21||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center|
|2||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||M&M’s Chocolate Bar|
|3||2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||Miller Lite|
|4||6||Ryan Newman||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||Wyndham Rewards|
|5||88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevy||Nationwide|
|6||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||Busch Beer Car2Can|
|7||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||Shell Pennzoil|
|8||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||Ford||Menards/Peak|
|9||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevy||Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats|
|10||41||Daniel Suarez||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||Haas Automation|
|11||40||Jamie McMurray||Spire Motorsports||Chevy||AdventHealth|
|12||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||Bass Pro Shops/Tracker ATVs|
|13||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevy||Ally|
|14||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevy||Credit One Bank|
|15||14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||Mobil 1|
|16||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevy||Mountain Dew|
|17||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||FedEx Express|
|18||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||Smithfield Prime Fresh|
|19||1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevy||Monster Energy|
|20||20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||Sport Clips|