Budweiser Daytona Duels 2015: Starting Lineups

Sprint Unlimited winner Matt Kenseth (20) is considered a favorite in Budweiser Duel #1. (Getty)

Sprint Unlimited winner Matt Kenseth (20) is considered a favorite in Budweiser Duel #1. (Getty)

After Thursday night’s Budweiser Duels, the field and lineup for the Daytona 500 will be set.

The Duels consist of two 150-mile races, which act as the qualifying for Sunday’s Great American Race. The finishing order will determine the starting grid.

Last weekend’s qualifying saw Jeff Gordon take the pole in what will be his final 500. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson was second.

Gordon will be on the pole in Duel 1 and Johnson No. 1 in the second race.

After last weekend’s qualifying, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Chevrolet did not meet NASCAR’s minimum height requirement, and the track bar in Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota didn’t meet specifications either.

Therefore, Junior will start last in race 1 and Hamlin begins in the back of Duel 2.

Duel 1 begins at 7 p.m. Eastern Thursday and race 2 is at 8:30. Both can be seen on Fox Sports 1.

Here are the starting lineups for both races:


Budweiser Duel 1 Lineup

1. Jeff Gordon #24 / Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet
2. Matt Kenseth #20 / Dollar General Toyota
3. Kasey Kahne #5 / Farmers Insurance Chevrolet
4. Ty Dillon #33 / Cheerios/Kroger Chevrolet
5. Jamie McMurray #1 / Cessna/McDonald’s Chevrolet
6. Johnny Sauter #83 / Dustless Blasting Toyota
7. Trevor Bayne #6 / Advocare Ford
8. Aric Almirola #43 / Smithfield Ford
9. Brad Keselowski #2 / Miller Lite Ford
10. Joey Logano #22 / Shell Pennzoil Ford
11. JJ Yeley #23 / MAXIM Fantasy Sports App/Dr. Pepper Toyota
12. Paul Menard #27 / Peak/Menards Chevrolet
13. AJ Allmendinger #47 / Kroger/USO Chevrolet
14. Kevin Harvick #4 / Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet
15. Tony Stewart #14 / Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet
16. Casey Mears #13 / GEICO Chevrolet
17. Michael Annett #46 / Flying J/Pilot Chevrolet
18. Kyle Larson #42 / Target Chevrolet
19. Michael McDowell #95 / Thrivent Financial Ford
20. Clint Bowyer #15 / 5-hour Energy Toyota
21. Justin Marks #29 / American Born Moonshine Toyota
22. Cole Whitt #35 / Speed Stick Ford
23. Landon Cassill #40 / Carsforsale.com Chevrolet
24. Ron Hornaday Jr. #30 / Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet
25. Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 / Nationwide Chevrolet


Clint Bowyer Barrel Rolls on Final Lap – Budweiser Duel 2 – 2014 NASCAR Sprint CupNASCAR: Clint Bowyer gets airborne on the final lap of Duel 2 at Daytona, does a complete barrel roll, lands on his tires, and then finishes the race.2014-02-21T03:26:08.000Z


Budweiser Duel 2 Lineup

1. Jimmie Johnson #48 / Lowe’s Chevrolet
2. Kyle Busch #18 / M&M’s Crispy Toyota
3. Carl Edwards #19 / Arris Toyota
4. Austin Dillon #3 / DOW Chevrolet
5. Martin Truex Jr. #78 / Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet
6. Greg Biffle #16 / Ortho Ford
7. Sam Hornish Jr. #9 / Twisted Tea Ford
8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 / Fastenal Ford
9. Ryan Blaney #21 / Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford
10. Michael Waltrip #55 / Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota
11. Bobby Labonte #32 / C&J Energy Services Ford
12. Alex Bowman #7 / Toy State/Nikko Chevrolet
13. Ryan Newman #31 / Caterpillar Chevrolet
14. Kurt Busch #41 / Haas Automation Chevrolet
15. Danica Patrick #10 / GoDaddy Chevrolet
16. Brian Scott #62 / Shore Lodge Chevrolet
17. Justin Allgaier #51 / Brandt Chevrolet
18. David Gilliland #38 / Love’s Travel Stop Ford
19. Jeb Burton #26 / LiveDeal.com Download the App Toyota
20. Reed Sorenson #44 / Golden Corral Chevrolet
21. David Ragan #34 / Kentucky Fried Chicken Ford
22. Josh Wise #98 / Phoenix Construction Ford
23. Mike Wallace #66 / Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota
24. Denny Hamlin #11 / FedEx Express Toyota