Jones leads JGR Toyota 1-2-3-4 in Busch Clash practice at Daytona

Erik Jones
Erik Jones

Joe Gibbs Racing dominated Saturday’s sole practice for the 2020 Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway, claiming the top four spots on the leaderboard.

Erik Jones held the No. 1 spot at 199.756 mph. Denny Hamlin was then runner-up at 199.734 mph. Martin Truex Jr. was the last in the top three at 199.703 mph, while reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch was then fourth at 199.645 mph.

The four JGR Toyotas were the only cars to break 199 mph.

Six Fords then followed, starting with Ryan Blaney in fifth (198.667 mph). Brad Keselowski (198.544 mph), Joey Logano (198.509 mph), Kevin Harvick (198.439 mph), Clint Bowyer (198.199 mph) and Aric Almirola (197.624 mph) round out the top 10.

Chase Elliott had the best-performing Chevrolet in 11th at 197.347 mph.

Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion who will retire from full-time racing at the end of the 2020 season, came in 17th at 191.910 mph.

Five factors determine Busch Clash eligibility: 2019 Busch Pole Award winners, former Clash winners who competed full time the previous season, former Daytona 500 winners who competed full time the previous season, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full time the previous season or drivers who qualified for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

The starting lineup will be determined via random drawing at 6:30 p.m. ET in the Fan Zone. The 75-lap exhibition is then Sunday at 3 p.m. ET (FS1/FOX Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Busch Clash Practice Results

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Behind Gap
1 20 Erik Jones Sport Clips Toyota 45.055 199.756 —.— —.—
2 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 45.060 199.734 -0.005 -0.005
3 19 Martin Truex Jr. SiriusXM Toyota 45.067 199.703 -0.012 -0.007
4 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 45.080 199.645 -0.025 -0.013
5 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Peak Ford 45.302 198.667 -0.247 -0.222
6 2 Brad Keselowski MoneyLion Ford 45.330 198.544 -0.275 -0.028
7 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 45.338 198.509 -0.283 -0.008
8 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light #PIT4BUSCH Ford 45.354 198.439 -0.299 -0.016
9 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 Ford 45.409 198.199 -0.354 -0.055
10 10 Aric Almirola Pure Farmland Ford 45.541 197.624 -0.486 -0.132
11 9 Chase Elliott Mountain Dew Zero Sugar Chevrolet 45.605 197.347 -0.550 -0.064
12 3 Austin Dillon Symbicort/Rig Up Chevrolet 45.611 197.321 -0.556 -0.006
13 88 Alex Bowman Valvoline Chevrolet 45.617 197.295 -0.562 -0.006
14 6 Ryan Newman Koch Industries Ford 45.694 196.962 -0.639 -0.077
15 1 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Chevrolet 45.864 196.232 -0.809 -0.170
16 24 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet 46.497 193.561 -1.442 -0.633
17 48 Jimmie Johnson Ally Chevrolet 46.897 191.910 -1.842 -0.400
18 42 Kyle Larson Advent Health Chevrolet 47.191 190.714 -2.136 -0.294

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