Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona postponed to Sunday


The start of the NASCAR season will have to wait after the first event was rained out.

Saturday's scheduled Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona was postponed to Sunday.

The 75-lap Clash, an homage to the event originally known as the Busch Clash, is a non-points sprint race featuring an All-Star list of 17 drivers.

It is the unofficial start to the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series year.

The Clash begins Speedweek at Daytona leading up to next Sunday's Daytona 500.

Denny Hamlin won last year's Daytona 500 and is one of the 17 drivers who will compete in the Clash.

He also won last year's Clash and is seeking to become the first back-to-back winner of the event since Kevin Harvick in 2009-2010.