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Racing Notebook – Sunday February 9

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PITTSBURGH, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Today’s Racing Notebook is Daytona-centric as the NASCAR Cup Series cars qualified for the Daytona 500 and the Busch Clash took place on the high-banks.  Plus the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars took to Volusia Speedway Park for the third night in-a-row.

Erik Jones Win Busch Clash:

  • Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones survived a wild Busch Clash to pick up the win Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.  Jones’ No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry came across the start-finish line with the nose of the car caved-in with teammate Denny Hamlin, who was a lap down, pushing his teammate to victory in NASCAR overtime.  Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon finished second and Stewart Haas Racing’s Clint Bowyer finished third.  Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson finished fourth and his teammate Kurt Busch finished 12th.  The race was marred by 5-caution flags for 21-laps and only 6-cars were running at the finish. Busch Clash Results

Ricky Stenhouse and Alex Bowman Earn Front Row Spots For Daytona 500:

  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr is on the pole position for next Sunday’s Daytona 500.  Stenhouse turned a fast lap of 46.253-seconds (194.582 MPH) in the No. 47 Kroger JTG Daughterty Racing Chevrolet.  Hendrick Motorsports Alex Bowman is on the outside of the front row (194.3630 in the No. 88 Valvoline Chevrolet.  Hendrick powered cars posted the four fastest laps.  Only the front row is locked into next Sunday’s race.  The rest of the field will be set by how the drivers finish in Thursday night’s Duel Qualifying Races.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch And Ross Chastain Ready For Duel’s:

  • Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson posted the 20th fastest lap in the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro in pole qualifying on Sunday.  Larson’s teammate Kurt Busch posted the 22nd fastest lap in the No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro.  Ganassi development driver Ross Chastain posted the 28th fastest lap in the No. 77 AdventHealth Chevrolet.  All three drivers will compete in Duel 2 Thursday night.

Logan Schuchart Grabs Win On Final Night Of DIRTcar Nationals:

  • Logan Schuchart took the checkered flag in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.  Daryn Pittman finished second followed by Brad Sweet in third.  The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer finished 18th.
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