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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)
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Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS races to a second place finish and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, October 26, 2014 in the  Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Both Gordon and Newman are in the The Eliminator 8 phase of the Chase which continues next week at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Chevrolet SS, races to his 4th win of the season with Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finishing second Sunday, October 26, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. This was also Earnhardt, Jr.`s first career win at Martinsville. Gordon now leads the standings in the Eliminator 8 phase of the Chase which continues next week at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, is spun by Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron`s Dream Machine Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Crew members work on the #4 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet of Kevin Harvick in the garage area after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford, is pushed to the garage area for repairs following an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)
(L-R) Sybil Scott, Janis Davis, Wendell Scott, Cheryl Ashley and Frank Scott pose with Darrell Wallace, Jr. (3rdL), driver of the #34 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott Toyota, during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Darrell Wallace, Jr., driver of the #34 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Darrell Wallace, Jr., driver of the #34 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott Toyota, poses with the Keystone Light Pole award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet SS qualified for 33rd position after hitting the wall Friday, October 24, 2014 for Sunday`s  Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Harvick, who is in the Chase, is 2nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings.  (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
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Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS qualified for 13th position Friday, October 24, 2014 for Sunday`s  Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Gordon, who is in the Chase, is 7th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings.  (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS won the pole position and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS qualified for 16th position Friday, October 24, 2014 for Sunday`s  Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. McMurray, who is not in the Chase, is 19th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. This was McMurray`s 2nd Pole win this season. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald`s Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, climbs into his car prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/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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