Ryan Blaney will lead the field to the green flag during the Busch Clash on Tuesday. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images photo)

Ryan Blaney Draws Pole For Busch Clash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A random draw has placed Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney on the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Clash, which is set to kickstart the NASCAR season on Tuesday at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

The race, which in previous years has taken place on the 2.5-mile Daytona Int’l Speedway oval, will take place on the track’s 3.56-mile infield road course for the first time.

The lineup for the Busch Clash was determined on Monday, Feb. with a drawing held virtually at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Crew chiefs for each of the teams competing in the race picked a Busch Beer can, which was then turned over to reveal a starting position.

Blaney will be joined on the front row by Alex Bowman, who will be making his debut in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and William Byron will start third through fifth, respectively.

The race will be 35 laps, with a scheduled caution set for lap 15.

Busch Clash Starting Lineup:

1. Ryan Blaney
2. Alex Bowman
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Brad Keselowski
5. William Byron
6. Tyler Reddick
7. Chase Elliott
8. Cole Custer
9. Erik Jones
10. Joey Logano
11. Ryan Newman
12. Matt DiBenedetto
13. Chris Buescher
14. Ty Dillon
15. Kurt Busch
16. Kyle Busch
17. Kevin Harvick
18. Martin Truex Jr.
19. Austin Dillon
20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
21. Aric Almirola

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