DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Crew chiefs met Friday before the first practice session to draw positions for the starting order and pit selection for Saturday's The Clash.
Chad Knaus drew a six, which means Jimmie Johnson will lead his Hendrick Motorsports teammates to the green flag, with Alex Bowman behind him in eighth.
Chase Elliott -- competing in the season-opening exhibition event for the first time -- will roll off the grid in 14th, rounding out the organization's effort.
Kasey Kahne was not eligible to compete in The Clash this season.
The 75-lap exhibition race will be split into two segments. The first segment contains 25 laps and will be followed by a competition caution. The remaining 50 laps will comprise the second segment, concluding the season-kickoff event.
It will air live on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET, and will also be available on the radio via MRN and SiriusXM.