Daytona 500 starting lineup: Qualifying results, pole winner, driver entry list

August 26, 2020

first_imgGREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 15, 20197:08 p.m. — We’re moments away from the start of Duel 1.6:32 p.m. — Jeff Gordon offers some pre-race thoughts.Should William Byron and Alex Bowman race for the win or play it safe tonight? @JeffGordonWeb has some advice for both of them: #HotPass | #NASCARonFS1— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 20196:23 p.m. — We’re about 40 minutes away from the start of Duel 1, and the drivers are ready to go.Game time:the_horns::skin-tone-4:— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) February 14, 2019 After two of NASCAR’s best young prospects, William Byron and Alex Bowman, clinched the front-row positions for the Daytona 500 last weekend, the rest of the starting lineup was determined by Thursday’s Gander RV Duel qualifying races at Daytona.Kevin Harvick won Duel 1, while reigning champ Joey Logano took Duel 2 with a furious late surge. MORE: Watch NASCAR live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)In the first race, Jimmie Johnson’s 48 car hit the 18 car of Kyle Busch, who spun out of control. Busch was not happy afterward. Brad Keselowski, meanwhile, was assessed two penalties, sending him to the back of the pack.In the second race, Logano passed Clint Bowyer in the last lap to earn the full 10 regular-season points for winning a duel race.Sporting News tracked live results and highlights from Thursday’s Gander RV Duel qualifying races and the starting lineup for the Daytona 500.Daytona 500 starting lineupDuel 1 resultsThe first Duel race set the inside row for the Daytona 500. (See below for highlights.) William Byron was locked into the pole position for the Daytona 500 after logging the fastest lap in single-car qualifying Sunday.Starting position     Driver Car No.1.William Byron243.Kevin Harvick45.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.177.Paul Menard219.Matt DiBenedetto9511.Martin Truex Jr.1913.Bubba Wallace4315.Chris Buescher3717.Jimmie Johnson4819.Ryan Newman621.Ryan Preece4723.Daniel Suarez4125.Parker Kligerman9627.Landon Cassill0029.Daniel Hemric831.Kyle Busch1833.Matt Tifft3635.Brad Keselowski237.Cody Ware5239.Tyler Reddick31MORE: NASCAR’s 2019 rule changes explainedDuel 2 resultsThe second Duel race set the outside row for the Daytona 500. (See below for highlights.) Alex Bowman locked himself into the second-place starting position with his single-car qualifying run Sunday.Starting position     Driver Car No.2.Alex Bowman884.Joey Logano226.Clint Bowyer148.Aric Almirola1010.Denny Hamlin1112.Kurt Busch114.Ryan Blaney1216.Jamie McMurray4018.Chase Elliott820.Austin Dillon322.Ty Dillon1324.David Ragan3826.Kyle Larson4228.Erik Jones2030.Brendan Gaughan6232.Corey LaJoie3234.Michael McDowell3436.Ross Chastain1538.BJ McLeod5140.Casey Mears27MORE: Full NASCAR schedule for 2019 racesDaytona Duels 2019: Results, highlights(All times Eastern)9:39 p.m. — Logano wins Duel 2, coming out of nowhere to pass the field. Bowyer finishes second.9:38 p.m. — Logano overtakes Bowyer!9:31 p.m. — As we go down to the wire here, Bowyer is maintaining his advantage. Hamlin and Almirola are on his tail.9:26 p.m. — Fifteen more laps. Bowyer, Hamlin and Almirola lead the way.9:16 p.m. — Halfway there. Clint Bowyer is in first place.9 p.m. — Through 10 laps, Bowman and Chase Elliott lead the way.8:45 p.m. — Duel 2 is underway.Duel 18:12 p.m. — Harvick wins it! Stenhouse edged Menard for second.8:08 p.m. — Harvick, Stenhouse, Menard, Truex Jr. Four to go.8:04 p.m. — Something to watch at the back:Tyler Reddick’s in front of Parker Kligerman, who’s in front of Ryan Truex.If Reddick stays in front of Parker, he and Truex make the #Daytona500 .If Parker passes Reddick and stays ahead of Truex, Truex doesn’t make it in. #GanderRVDuel— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) February 15, 20198 p.m. — Fifteen laps to go. Harvick continues to pace the field.7:50 p.m. — Jimmie apologized to Busch, but Busch wasn’t having it.Kyle Busch isn’t happy …— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 15, 2019Around goes Kyle Busch!With help from Jimmie Johnson, “Rowdy” goes for a slide. #GanderRVDuel— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) February 15, 20197:48 p.m. — Halfway through, Harvick leads the pack.7:44 p.m. — Caution. Kyle Busch spins out. Jimmie Johnson appeared to make contact with him.Around goes Kyle Busch!With help from Jimmie Johnson, “Rowdy” goes for a slide. #GanderRVDuel— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) February 15, 20197:37 p.m. — On Lap 15, Keselowski received a one-lap penalty for pitting outside the box.Not a good night so far for @keselowski :persevere:He’s forced to serve a one-lap penalty, and THEN speeds off pit road. #GanderRVDuel— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 15, 20197:36 p.m. — Harvick, Menard, Stenhouse and Truex Jr. make up the top four through 20 laps.7:28 p.m. — Ten laps down, Byron and Johnson lead the field.7:20 p.m. — And we’re off!last_img

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