The first time the Busch Clash held on the Daytona Oval Inner Circuit brought a dramatic run to mark the start of the 2021 season of NASCAR Cup.
Kyle Busch stole the victory Tuesday night by taking advantage of favorites Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott. The competitor of # 18 of Joe Gibbs Racing He only led the last of 35 laps, but it was enough to take the checkered flag.
Elliott, last year’s champion, finished second after surviving contact with Blaney at the final chicane. The latter collided with the outer retaining wall.
Joey Logano closed in third place followed by Tyler Reddick y William Byron.
Kevin Harvick, who was in the leading group, suffered a double twist in the early part of the competition, ruining his chances for the win.
Martin Truex Jr. led twice and was on top when the race was neutralized as planned, but an exit at the last chicane, for which he skipped this zone, turned into a penalty that sent him to the rear of the platoon.
This Wednesday the first qualifying session for the Daytona 500 will take place.