Starting Lineup: 61st Running Of The Daytona 500by Hunter Thomas February 15, 2019 0 comments
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The starting lineup for the 61st running of the Daytona 500 is set following Thursday night’s Gander RV Duels.
While Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron and Alex Bowman will start on the front row in their Chevrolets, Sunday’s second row will be Fords. Kevin Harvick won the first Duel on Thursday night and then defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, Joey Logano took the checkered flag in the second Duel.
In fact, the Fords were so dominate during the Duels that rows three and four will also consist of only Mustangs. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start fifth, followed by Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard and Aric Almirola.
The Toyotas of Matt DiBenedetto and Denny Hamlin round out the top-10 starting positions.
Following the Duels on Thursday night, Ryan Truex and Joey Gase failed to advance to the Daytona 500 as they didn’t claim a high enough position to make the 40-car field.
The Daytona 500 will broadcast live on FOX and the Motor Racing Network (MRN) at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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