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Starting line-ups confirmed for Duels

The driver line-ups for the two Gatorade Duels to be held on Thursday - which will set the starting grid for the Daytona 500 - have been finalised.
Daytona 500 pole sitter Carl Edwards will lead the field of the first Gatorade Duel to the green flag shortly after 2pm ET on Thursday afternoon with Dale Earnhardt Jr. alongside him for the start of the 60 lap, 150-mile race.

The second Duel will follow, with Greg Biffle and Casey Mears on the front row. The results of the two Duel races will between them determine the starting grid for Sunday afternoon's Daytona 500 Cup race.

Last weekend's qualifying locked Edwards and Biffle onto the front row for the Great American Race, but the Duels will set the order of the cars from the second row on down.

Qualifying has already guaranteed places in the race for Trevor Bayne, David Stremme, Tony Raines and Terry Labonte. The top two finishes on Thursday among non-guaranteed drivers will also earn a starting spot in Sunday's Daytona 500, with the rest of the field being set by qualifying speed.

Clint Bowyer starts from the back of the field in Duel 2, after his car failed ride height inspection after Sunday's qualifying.

Gatorade Duel 1

1. #99 Carl Edwards Ford
2. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet
3. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford
4. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford
5. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford
6. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet
7. #43 Aric Almirola Ford
8. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet
9. #34 David Ragan Ford
10. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge
11. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge
12. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
13. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet
14. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet
15. #30 David Stremme Toyota
16. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet
17. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet
18. #32 Terry Labonte Ford
19. #140 Michael Waltrip Toyota
20. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota
21. #98 Michael McDowell Ford
22. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota
23. #38 David Gilliland Ford
24. #37 Mike Wallace Ford
25. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge

Gatorade Duel 2

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford
2. #13 Casey Mears Ford
3. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
4. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota
5. #55 Mark Martin Toyota
6. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet
7. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford
8. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet
9. #20 Joey Logano Toyota
10. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet
11. #26 Tony Raines Ford
12. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota
13. #109 Kenny Wallace Toyota
14. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet
15. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet
16. #33 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet
17. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota
18. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet
19. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota
20. #97 Bill Elliott Toyota
21. #93 David Reutimann Toyota
22. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Toyota
23. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota
24. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota



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Pole position winner Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, poses with his Roush Fenway Racing team mate and 2nd position starter Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford on pit road at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS, races to an eighth place finish with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS who finished in second place Saturday night, April 9, 2016 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Alan Marler for Chevy Racing)
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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, signs the Coors Light Pole Award backdrop after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 1, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia (Photo Credit: Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 1, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS SS, qualifies for second position Friday, March 18, 2016 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Harvick will be joined on the front row by pole setter Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS, captures the pole position Friday, March 18, 2016 for a front row start in Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Dillon will be joined on the front row with Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS who qualified second. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS, with team owner and grandfather Richard Childress after capturing the pole position Friday, March 18, 2016 for a front row start in Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Dillon will be joined on the front row with Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS who qualified second. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS, captures the pole position Friday, March 18, 2016 for a front row start in Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Dillon will be joined on the front row with Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS who qualified second. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, beats Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, to the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 13, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, qualifies for eleventh position Friday, March 11, 2016 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Gregg Ellman for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS, qualifies for seventh position Friday, March 11, 2016 for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Andrew Coppley for Chevy Racing)

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