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Daytona 500 - Starting grid

The results of the Thursday Duel races finalise the order of the starting grid for the Daytona 500 behind Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon.
The two Daytona 500 Duel events have put Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch share the second row of the grid for this Sunday's Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship season opener.

Danica Patrick had previously won pole position in last Sunday's qualifying speed trials, becoming the first female driver to win a pole in Sprint Cup history. Jeff Gordon locked himself into the second place position in the same session.

The order of the rest of the starting grid was formed by the results of the two Thursday afternoon Duel races, with Duel 1 setting the order for the inside line behind Patrick and Duel 2 setting the order of the outside line behind Gordon.

Kevin Harvick won the first Duel putting him into third place on the grid, with Greg Biffle and Juan Montoya earning fifth and seventh place starts with their efforts. In the second Duel, Kyle Busch held off Kasey Kahne and Austin Dillon to the chequered flag, meaning Busch starts from fourth alongside Harvick and Kahne and Dillon take sixth and eight positions respectively.

Irrespective of their grid positions, Carl Edwards and Trevor Bayne will both be sent to the back of the field before the start of the race after Duel crashes sent them to their back-up cars. Brian Keselowski and Mike Bliss failed to qualify for the Daytona 500.

Daytona 500 starting grid

1. #10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing
2. #24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
3. #29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing
4. #18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
5. #16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
6. #5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports
7. #42 Juan Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
8. #33 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing
9. #48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
10. #15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing
11. #78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing
12. #20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing
13. #14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing
14. #55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing
15. #2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing
16. #27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing
17. #13 Casey Mears Germain Racing
18. #31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing
19. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports
20. #1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
21. #22 Joey Logano Penske Racing
22. #34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports
23. #47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing
24. #9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports
25. #38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports
26. #43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports
27. #87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports
28. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing
29. #26 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Racing
30. #7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing
31. #95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing
32. #35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports
33. #21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing
34. #39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing
35. #11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
36. #99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing
37. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing
38. #98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing
39. #32 Terry Labonte FAS Lane Racing
40. #51 Regan Smith Finch Racing
41. #36 JJ Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing
42. #83 David Reutimann BK Racing
43. #93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing

Did not qualify

#19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing
#52 Brian Keselowski Brian Keselowski Racing


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Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, and Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, races to win Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet SS finished second. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, celebrates with a burnout after winning the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
With General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, holds the Michigan Heritage Trophy after winning the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. In 2013, MIS began awarding the Michigan Heritage Trophy as a recognition and celebration of the automobile and it`s importance to the race track and the manufacturers competing in NASCAR. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, celebrates with his crew after winning the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Justin Allgaier, driver of the #51 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, and Michael Annett, driver of the #7 Allstate Peterbilt/Pilot Chevrolet, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, lead the field to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, races Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Johnny Sauter, driver of the #98 Nextant/Curb Toyota, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers For Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on August 16, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Paul Menard, driver of the #27 CertainTeed/Menards Chevrolet SS, qualified seventh Friday, August 15, 2014 for Sunday`s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Menard is 17th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet SS, qualified sixth Friday, August 15, 2014 for Sunday`s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Harvick is 8th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, captured the pole position Friday, August 15, 2014 for Sunday`s Pure Michigan NASCAR Sprint Cup 400 race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The was Gordon`s second pole position this season. He set a new track record in the final round of qualifying with a lap of 206.558 mph. Gordon is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, celebrates capturing the pole position Friday, August 15, 2014 for Sunday`s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The was Gordon`s second pole position this season. He set a new track record in the final round of qualifying with a lap of 206.558 mph. Gordon is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, sits in his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Pete Richardson - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 2:31 PM

Finally figured out how to print the starting Grid. What make anyone think anybody would want to print some story and the line up be on more then one page. Come on Guys You are better then this. Last years site was not bad, but this one needs some work. Like the Gen 6 cars and the type of racing. l Let's hope for good weather and a great race today with out the BIG ONE in the last few laps.

Pete Ricahrdson - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 2:19 PM

The NASCAR web site is not user friendly. All I want is a printable copy of the the starting line up for each race, What is this blured, NASCAR across the top. You guys can do better then this, All of us fans do not use an Iphone or personal device. We need to find the information easy and printable, so we can get our pools going.



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