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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)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finished 7th Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Earnhardt Jr. is 4th, Gordon is 1st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammate Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS won. (Photo Credit: HHP/Alan Marler for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS finished 1st, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS finished 37th Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick  is 22nd, Kahne is 23rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished 3rd.(Photo Credit: HHP/Christa L. Thomas for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS celebrates his win Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick is 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished 3rd. (Photo Credit: HHP/Tami Kelly-Pope for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS celebrates his win Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick is 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished 3rd. (Photo Credit: HHP/Christa L. Thomas for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, lead the field to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, leads the field to start the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on April 11, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS won the Pole position Friday, April 11, 2014 for Saturday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick is 26th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo Credit: HHP/Tami Kelly-Pope for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick (Photo Credit: NASCAR)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, lead the field past the green flag after the initial caution ended during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, pits his car damaged by a jet dryer early in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, lead the field past the green flag after the initial caution ended during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
The Air-Titan runs on track prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/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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