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Daytona Race Information.



Happy Hour (final) practice for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#43-Wallace 196.954
#19-Suarez 196.528
#31-Newman 195.464
#24-Byron 196.382
#48-Johnson 196.305
most laps run: #6-Bayne, 18 laps.
best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 2 drivers): #95-Kahne 190.841
slowest: #92-Gilliland 186.893 & #72-LaJoie 185.391

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway have been made. With the field downsized to 40 cars, the first three pit stalls have been eliminated, are not in play and don't count towards driving through more than three pit boxes.
Pole winner #88-Bowman chose pit stall 4, the first stall available [as do most pole sitters].
Outside pole winner #11-Hamlin took pit stall 21, with an opening in front of it.
#21-Blaney, who starts 3rd, took the 43rd and final pit stall on pit road.

Elliott wins 2nd Can-Am Duel 150: #9-Chase Elliott won the 2nd Can-Am Duel 150 Qualifying race for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. #4-Harvick finished 2nd then #20-Jones, #14-Bowyer, #18-Busch, #3-Dillon, #21-Menard, #6-Bayne, #11-Hamlin, #47-Allmendinger, #34-McDowell, #78-Truex, Jr., #95-Kahne, #7-Patrick, #96-Kennington, #72-LaJoie, #23-Gaulding, #66-Thompson, #32-DiBenedetto, and #42-Larson.
The top 10 finishers earned points under the new scoring system. #9-Elliott win earns him 10 points, 10th place #47-Allmendinger gets 1 point.
There was 1 caution for 3 laps. On lap 12 #9-Elliott took the air of #20-Jones, causing him to spin. Behind Jones, #42-Larson and #32-DiBenedetto spun Both of them will go to a backup.
The finishers of the 2nd Can-Am Duel 150 will line up on the outside (even number) line. #9-Elliott will start the Daytona 500 in 4th, #4-Harvick will start 6th on Sunday.

Blaney wins first Can-Am Duel 150: #12-Ryan Blaney won the first Can-Am Duel 150 Qualifying race for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway followed by #22-Logano, #42-Wallace, Jr., #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #41-Busch, #31-Newman, #38-Ragan, #19-Suarez, #1-McMurray, #37-Buscher, #13-Dillon, #62-Gaughan, #00-Earnhardt, #88-Bowman, #51-Marks, #2-Keselowski, #92-Gilliland, #24-Byron, #48-Johnson, #10-Almirola.
The top 10 finishers earned points under the new scoring system. #12-Blaney win earns him 10 points, 10th place #37-Buescher gets 1 point.
There were 4 cautions for 14 laps.
The first caution was for #48-Johnson, who cut a tire and spun out. He hit #10-Almirola. Both drivers will go to a backup car for the 500.
The second caution was for a spin by #24-Byron after #17-Stenhouse, Jr took the air off the rear of his car. Byron goes to a backup.
#92-Gilliland brought out the third caution with an accident when Stenhouse also took the air off his spoiler. Gilliland will go to a backup as well.
The 4th and final caution involved #2-Keselowski and #1-McMurray with 3 laps left. Keselowski pulled down on track, then tried to move back up, but McMurray had already pulled up. Keselowski will need a backup car too.
The finishers of the 1st Can-Am Duel 150 will line up on the inside (odd number) line of the Daytona 500. #12-Baney will start 3rd, #22-Logano fifth.

#88-Alex Bowman won the pole for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway with speed of 195.644mph for his 1st pole at Daytona and 2nd of his career. #11-Hamlin will start the Daytona 500 2nd.
Qualifying for the Daytona 500 only sets the front row for the race. Speeds will be used to set the lineup for Thursday's Can-Am Duel races.
Other drivers that made it to the second and final round of qualifying: #48-Johnson, #18-Busch, #24-Byron, #20-Jones, #19-Suarez, #4-Harvick, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #9-Elliott, #22-Logano and #21-Menard.

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Crew Rosters (pdf)
Final Practice (pdf)
Fourth Practice (pdf)
Third Practice (pdf)
Pitstalls (pdf)
Starting Lineup (pdf)
Can-Am Duel Race 2 Results (pdf)
Can-Am Duel Race 1 Results (pdf)
Can-Am Duel Race 2 Pitstalls (pdf)
Can-Am Duel Race 1 Pitstalls (pdf)
Can-Am Duel Race 2 Starting Lineup (pdf)
Can-Am Duel Race 1 Starting Lineup (pdf)
Qualifying Results (pdf)
Qualifying Order (pdf)
Second Practice (pdf)
First Practice (pdf)
Goodyear Tire Notes
Daytona 500 Entry List (pdf)
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David Gilliland believes his start Sunday in the Daytona 500 will be his last Daytona 500. The 41-year-old driver, who sat on the pole in 2007 and finished third in 2011, has not competed in the event since 2015 to focus on building a late model team to help develop his son, Todd. Gilliland, who drove a Kyle Busch Motorsports truck Friday night, will drive for Ricky Benton Racing in the Daytona 500: "It will probably be my last one. … We're focusing on our [racing] business and growing it. You drive something like this [truck], it spoils you. Opportunities for a 41-year-old guy to drive that [good] stuff are few and far between."

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR

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