Dale Earnhardt's Chevrolet took the lead on the sixth lap and held off the challenge of Bill Elliott's Ford to win the $180,000 Busch Clash in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Victory in the 20-lap, 50-mile sprint was worth $75,000 to Earnhardt, who beat seven competitors for his second Busch Clash triumph. Earnhardt, who won four Winston Cup events in 1985, won the Busch Clash in 1980 but did not qualify the past two years.

Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., was in Earnhardt's rear-view mirror for the final 10 laps but couldn't make up ground as Earnhardt drove at an average speed of 195.865 mph. Earnhardt's margin of victory was two car lengths.

Neil Bonnett finished third in a Chevrolet and Geoff Bodine, whose Chevrolet spun out on the fourth lap, placed fourth.

In the race that followed, the Automobile Racing Club of America 200 late model stock car race won by Grant Adcox, Randy Baker, the younger brother of NASCAR stock car star Buddy Baker, was injured in a crash in the backstretch on the final lap.

Baker swung onto the infield as he came off the second turn. His Oldsmobile Cutlass then dug into the soft grass and began flipping and barrel-rolling, finally coming to rest upright on the grass.

It took the track safety crew nearly 15 minutes to pry Baker from the wreckage. He was admitted to Halifax General Hospital with a concussion and kept overnight for observation. Hospital officials said he was in stable condition.

There were several multicar crashes in the race and two other injuries reported. Dean Roper was admitted to Halifax with three cracked ribs and a puncture wound to his right knee, and Billie Harvey was treated for a small cut on his chin and released.