Daytona 500 Starting Lineup Now Set

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla — Heading into Thursday night’s Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona, we knew who 38 of the 40 starters would definitely be. We also knew that we’d have five drivers going for the final two spots and that Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman would share the front row for Sunday’s 62nd Running of the Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN).

But, how would the rest of the field fill out?

Daniel Suarez and JJ Yeley both eliminated themselves from making the race when they crashed in the lone respectively incidents in each Duel. Chad Finchum was too far down to contend in Duel 1, meaning Reed Sorenson and Timmy Hill advance as the final two open cars to the Great American Race.

Then, Joey Logano winning Duel 1 and William Byron being victorious in Duel 2, will share Row 2 as a result.

Overall, it was a Ford and Chevy night on Thursday, with Ford going 1-2-3-4 in Duel 1 and Chevy 1-2-3 in Duel 2.

Daytona 500 Starting Lineup

Row 1: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Alex Bowman

Row 2: Joey Logano, William Byron

Row 3: Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson

Row 4: Ryan Newman, Kyle Larson

Row 5: Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick

Row 6: Darrell Wallace Jr., Cole Custer R

Row 7: Austin Dillon, Erik Jones

Row 8: Martin Truex Jr., Matt DiBenedetto

Row 9: Christopher Bell R, Kurt Busch

Row 10: Chris Buescher, Ross Chastain

Row 11: Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick R

Row 12: John Hunter Nemechek R, Ty Dillon

Row 13: Chase Elliott, Michael McDowell

Row 14: Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch

Row 15: Clint Bowyer, David Ragan

Row 16: Ryan Preece, Timmy Hill

Row 17: Justin Haley, Brennan Poole R

Row 18: Quin Houff R, Corey LaJoie

Row 19: Joey Gase, BJ McLeod

Row 20: Brendan Gaughan, Reed Sorenson

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