Since 1979, five drivers have graced Victory Lane in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway and Daytona 500 in the same year.
As 17 drivers are set to kick of the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series season Saturday night with the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona, 8 p.m. ET on FS1, check out who has won the exhibition race and the Great American Race back-to-back:
Bobby Allison, 1982
Allison drove the No. 88 DiGard Motorsports Buick to a Clash win and his second career Daytona 500 victory in 1982, but not without a little controversy.
Following his 500 win, NASCAR discovered Allison’s car lost its rear bumper, which fell off after contact with another car early in the race. After tests proved the car was faster and handled better without the bumper, some claimed Allison’s team purposely modified it to fall off.
Despite the findings, Allison and team received no fine and the victory stood.
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Bill Elliott, 1987
“Awesome Bill from Dawsonville” was just that in 1987, winning the Clash and Daytona 500 in a bad fast No. 9 Melling Racing Ford Thunderbird.
Dale Jarrett, 1996 and 2000
Jarrett is the only driver to complete the feat twice.
In 2000, a Clash victory not only led to Victory Lane in the Daytona 500, but a championship later that season, as well.
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Jeff Gordon, 1997
The four-time Cup champion and current FOX NASCAR analyst earned his first Clash win in 1994, but it was his second victory in the exhibition race that led to something great.
After winning the Clash in 1997, Gordon backed it up with his second of three Daytona 500 victories, completing a sweep of the podium for Hendrick Motorsports, as Terry Labonte and Ricky Craven came home second and third, respectively.
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Denny Hamlin, 2016
Last season, Denny Hamlin was the latest to achieve the feat.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver won the Clash for the second time in his career, then the Great American Race for the first time, edging out Martin Truex Jr. by 0.010 seconds.