Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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How the field is set for the Daytona 500

Budweiser Duel 1 Lineup

Today's races at Daytona International Speedway

Lap length: 2½ miles

(Car number in parentheses)

1. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 196.434 mph.

2. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 195.976.

3. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 195.925.

4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.771.

5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 195.767.

6. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr.*, Chevrolet, 195.584.

7. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 195.508.

8. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 195.495.

9. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 195.24.

10. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 195.207.

11. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 195.084.

12. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 194.961.

13. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 194.742.

14. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.729.

15. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 194.654.

16. (26) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 194.313.

17. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 193.657.

18. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 193.54.

19. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 193.096.

20. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 192.563.

21. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 190.339.

22. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 190.046.

23. (52) Brian Keselowski, Toyota, 183.876.

* Due to engine failure in practice Wednesday, he must move to back of pack before green flag drops

Budweiser Duel 2 Lineup

1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 196.292 mph.

2. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 195.946.

3. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 195.852.

4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 195.767.

5. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 195.725.

6. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 195.537.

7. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 195.503.

8. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 195.385.

9. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 195.228.

10. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 195.156.

11. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 195.042.

12. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 194.793.

13. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 194.742.

14. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 194.683.

15. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 194.616.

16. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 194.254.

17. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 193.544.

18. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 193.515.

19. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 192.996.

20. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 192.094.

21. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 190.142.

22. (19) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 189.438.

How the field is set for the Daytona 500

• Sunday's two-lap qualifying determined the first two spots, pole-sitter Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon. Patrick and Gordon will compete today, but if they crash and have to use a backup car Sunday, they would move back in the field.

• Grid spots 3-32 are determined by two 150-mile qualifiers. The top 15 in each qualifying race make the field, as does the 16th-place driver if a driver who is already qualified finishes in the top 15 of their duel.

• Spots 33-36 are set by the four fastest remaining qualifying speeds.

• Spots 37-42 are for the highest ranking cars in 2012 owners' points not yet qualified.

• The 43rd, and final, spot could go to a former Cup series champ who doesn't get in any other way. If all previous champions race their way in or qualify on speed, the final spot goes to the highest ranking car in 2012 owners' points not yet qualified.

Speedweeks

TODAY

9 a.m.: NASCAR Nationwide practice

10:15: Nationwide practice

12:10 p.m.: NASCAR truck practice

2: Sprint Cup Budweiser Duel 150s (two races, 60 laps and 150 miles each). TV: Speed

FRIDAY

11 a.m.: Daytona 500 practice

12:30 p.m.: Daytona 500 practice

1:40: NASCAR truck qualifying (two laps, all positions)

3:35: Nationwide qualifying (two laps, all positions)

7:30: Trucks NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps, 250 miles). TV: Speed

SATURDAY

10:30 a.m.: Final Daytona 500 practice

1:15 p.m.: Nationwide DRIVE4COPD 300 (120 laps, 300 miles). TV: ESPN

SUNDAY

1 Sprint Cup Daytona 500 (200 laps, 500 miles). TV: Ch. 13

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