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NASCAR

Feb 9 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Erik Jones Wins The Clash at Daytona International Speedway

February 09, 2020, Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin proved two Camrys are better than one at Daytona International Speedway, as the duo worked together to send Jones to victory lane on Sunday afternoon. Erik Jones Wins The Clash at Daytona International Speedway

Tandem Camrys a winning combination in Cup Series exhibition race

Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin proved two Camrys are better than one at Daytona International Speedway, as the duo worked together to send Jones to victory lane on Sunday afternoon.

On a final, overtime restart at Daytona, the No. 20 Camry looked the worse for wear after surviving multiple accidents throughout the race, but with the help of teammate Hamlin, Jones was able to power past the field and claim the first race of the NASCAR Cup Series season.

February 09, 2020, Erik Jones Wins The Clash at Daytona International Speedway

“I have to thank Denny (Hamlin) off the bat,” said Jones. “He pushed us really good there in the end. He got us the lead and got us up front. It was wild. We got in a few wrecks and tore the car up pretty bad. I didn’t know how rough it was. I knew it was still holding water and oil, so we were in okay shape. What a way to start the year – in victory lane.”

Erik Jones

Five cars finished on the lead lap in a race marred by on-track incidents. Hamlin finished sixth, one lap down after pushing his teammate to the win.

“When we linked up, it was fast,” said Jones. “I mean it was unbelievable. The thing is, I had his damaged race car to cover up all the damage to mine, so it just worked. Just another fast Camry. That was two fast Camrys on that last lap there.”

Erik Jones

NASCAR Cup Series competition resumes at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, February 13, with The Duels where Toyota drivers will compete for their starting positions in the Daytona 500.