Ty Dillon to run Busch Clash for 23XI Racing
Ty Dillon will drive for 23XI Racing in Tuesday night’s Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway, the group mentioned Wednesday, validating a report by The Athletic.
Dillon will drive the vehicle since 23XI Racing chauffeur Bubba Wallace is not qualified for the occasion. Dillon is qualified by virtue of winning a phase last season. He won the opening phase in the playoff race at the Charlotte Roval for Germain Racing, which left the sport after the season.
The eligibility requirements for the Busch Clash are: 2020 Busch Pole Award winners; previous Busch Clash winners, Daytona 500 race winners, and Daytona 500 pole winners who ran full-time in 2020; 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoff motorists; 2020 NASCAR Cup Series race winners; and 2020 NASCAR Cup Series phase winners.
Wallace did not fulfill any of the requirements from last season when he was at Richard Petty Motorsports.
Tuesday night’s non-points occasion will be the very first race for 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin.
Twenty-four motorists are qualified, consisting of Dillon, who does not have a full-time flight this season. He is arranged to drive 4 Xfinity races for Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 vehicle this season. JGR is lined up with 23XI Racing. After the Clash, Dillon will move over to Gaunt Brothers Racing and effort to make the Daytona 500 in the No. 96 vehicle.
The complete list of qualified motorists for the Busch Clash are:
Bowyer, Johnson and Kenseth are not arranged to complete in case.
The Busch Clash will be held for the very first time on Daytona’s roadway course, which likewise will be worked on Feb. 21. The Busch Clash is arranged for 7 p.m. ET Tuesday (Feb. 9) at FS1.
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Ty Dillon to run Busch Clash for 23XI Racing initially appeared on NBCSports.com
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