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NASCAR Ford Teams Fall Short In 2024 Clash: Video

The 2024 Busch Light Clash kicked off the season with a bang on Saturday night after inclement weather and flood warnings prompted the sanctioning body to run the exhibition race early, canceling Sunday’s event and taking to the track on February 3rd, 2024 instead. Unfortunately, the Clash didn’t fall in the favor of the NASCAR Ford teams, as they chased the No. 11 Toyota TRD Camry of Denny Hamlin across the line.

Ryan Blaney, defending Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 12 NASCAR Ford Mustang, finished third, the best of all The Blue Oval teams. His performance was nothing short of impressive, as he started at the rear of the 23-car field and steadily muscled his way to third by the time the checkered flag dropped.

Meanwhile, Joey Logano finished fourth in the No. 22 Mustang after leading eight laps, as he just wasn’t able to push back to the front at the end of the race.

Hamlin led 58 laps on his way to the win, and was tailed by Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 8 Chevy Camaro ZL1, who finished second.

As a reminder, the Clash is not a point-paying event and does not count toward the 2024 Cup Series championship. It also represents the first race for the NASCAR Ford Mustang Dark Horse, which has not seen much on-track testing since its inception.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Busch Light Clash At The LA Coliseum, February 3, 2024
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 1 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota 151 58 Toyota TRD Camry
2 5 8 Kyle Busch Morgan & Morgan Chevrolet 151 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 23 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Great Lakes Flooring Ford 151 0 Ford Mustang
4 2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 151 8 Ford Mustang
5 8 5 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 151 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 4 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 151 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 22 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 151 0 Ford Mustang
8 13 6 Brad Keselowski Castrol Edge Ford 151 1 Ford Mustang
9 19 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 151 0 Toyota TRD Camry
10 6 24 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet 151 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 12 41 Ryan Preece United Rentals Ford 151 0 Ford Mustang
12 9 23 Bubba Wallace Columbia Sportswear Company Toyota 150 0 Toyota TRD Camry
13 21 42 John Hunter Nemechek Dollar Tree Toyota 150 0 Toyota TRD Camry
14 11 45 Tyler Reddick Jordan Brand Toyota 150 0 Toyota TRD Camry
15 7 1 Ross Chastain Busch Light Chevrolet 150 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
16 20 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Food4Less/Ralphs/Cheerios Chevrolet 150 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 18 7 Corey LaJoie Celsius Chevrolet 150 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
18 3 54 Ty Gibbs Monster Energy Toyota 150 84 Toyota TRD Camry
19 15 34 Michael McDowell Margaritaville at Sea Ford 149 0 Ford Mustang
20 17 10 Noah Gragson Rush Truck Centers Ford 147 0 Ford Mustang
21 10 51 Justin Haley Walmart Health & Wellness Ford 135 0 Ford Mustang
22 14 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 77 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 16 38 Todd Gilliland gener8tor Ford 68 0 Ford Mustang

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Ford Owner

    What happened to the EV reveal?

    1. Booker

      Excellent question … I wonder if the revised schedule didn’t allow them time to reveal it?

  2. No

    Brad led a lap?


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