Big One ends promising run late at Daytona


August 29, 2020

Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, Fla.)

400 miles


Start: 19th | Finish: 28th Points: 9 | Standings: 28th

  • Today was the final race of the regular season and the cut-off for the 16 drivers that will make-up the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs 

  • After narrowly missing the wreck that took out Busch, Kenseth was involved in a race-ending wreck on Lap 158, while running inside the top five

  • Today’s race finished with NASCAR overtime, going four laps passed the scheduled distance of 160 laps

  • The caution flag was shown six times for a total of 21 laps, including two red-flags

  • The lead changed 34 times among 16 drivers

Phil Surgen, Crew Chief, No. 42 Clover Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE “The team put in a good effort tonight, but unfortunately didn’t get the result to show it. We put ourselves in a good position to contend for the win late in the race, but got taken out in a wreck with just a few laps to go that ended our night before the race concluded. Matt did a nice job throughout the night to keep us in the race, and we were about where we wanted to be coming to the final few laps. It doesn’t take much on the superspeedways for things to go wrong quickly, and we were on the receiving end of that as some of the cars in front of us got pretty aggressive coming to the final laps. We’ll put tonight behind us, and get ready for Darlington, where this team had some solid races back in May.”   

NASCAR heads to Darlington Raceway next week for the Southern 500 and the first race of the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs on Sunday Sept. 6. NBC, MRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel will have live coverage beginning at 6 p.m. ET.

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