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Daytona 500:
Daytona 500 Starting Lineup
February 23, 2012

Carl Edwards grabbed the pole for the Daytona 500 on Sunday and will share the front row with teammate Greg Biffle who grabbed the outside of the front row starting spot for the 500 in an all Roush Fenway front row.

Thursday afternoon in the Gatorade Duels it was Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth who went to victory lane in the two qualifying races that set the starting order for the final 21 rows for the Daytona 500.

A couple notable items from the Duels. The lack of cautions in the second Duel race was hard on the engines as many teams were running a bit hot. The forecast for Sunday is a little cooler, but still it could be an issue. Another note is the smaller rear spoiler has the back of the car very light and the wrong contact in a bump draft or push can send a car around very easily. Also, Danica Patrick got a hard welcome to Cup racing with a last lap wreck that destroyed her car, but she walked away uninjured.
 
Daytona 500 Starting Lineup
POS
DRIVER
CAR
MAKE SPONSOR
1
Carl Edwards
99
Ford Fastenal
2
Greg Biffle
16
Ford 3M
3
Tony Stewart
14
Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1
4
Matt Kenseth
17
Ford Best Buy
5
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
88
Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard
6
Regan Smith
78
Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX Play it Safe
7
Marcos Ambrose
9
Ford Stanley
8
Jimmie Johnson
48
Chevrolet Lowe's
9
Jeff Burton
31
Chevrolet Caterpillar
10
Elliott Sadler
33
Chevrolet General Mills / Kroger
11
Michael McDowell
98
Ford K-Love / Curb Records
12
Joey Logano
20
Toyota The Home Depot
13
Kevin Harvick
29
Chevrolet Budweiser
14
Kyle Busch
18
Toyota M&M's Brown
15
A.J. Allmendinger
22
Dodge Shell / Pennzoil
16
Jeff Gordon
24
Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger
17
Robby Gordon
7
Dodge Mapei / Menards / Speed Energy
18
Ryan Newman
39
Chevrolet U.S. Army / Quicken Loans
19
Jamie McMurray
1
Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats
20
Kasey Kahne
5
Chevrolet Farmers Insurance
21
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
6
Ford Ford EcoBoost
22
Mark Martin
55
Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine
23
Brad Keselowski
2
Dodge Miller Lite
24
Dave Blaney
36
Chevrolet Ollie's Bargain Outlet
25
David Ragan
34
Ford Scorpion Truck Bed Liners
26
Martin Truex Jr.
56
Toyota NAPA Auto Parts
27
Aric Almirola
43
Ford Smithfield - Helping Hungry Homes
28
Kurt Busch
51
Chevrolet HendrickCars.com
29
Danica Patrick
10
Chevrolet GoDaddy.com
30
Clint Bowyer
15
Toyota 5-hour Energy
31
Denny Hamlin
11
Toyota FedEx Express
32
Bobby Labonte
47
Toyota Kroger
33
David Gilliland
38
Ford MHP Power Pak Pudding
34
Joe Nemechek
87
Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves
35
Juan Montoya
42
Chevrolet Target
36
Casey Mears
13
Ford GEICO
37
Paul Menard
27
Chevrolet Peak / Menards
38
David Reutimann
93
Toyota Burger King
39
Landon Cassill
83
Toyota Burger King
40
Trevor Bayne
21
Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center
41
Tony Raines
26
Ford Front Row Motorsports
42
David Stremme
30
Toyota Inception Motorsports
43
Terry Labonte
32
Ford C&J Energy
Did Not Qualify
44
Michael Waltrip
40
Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine
45
Robert Richardson Jr.
23
Toyota North Texas Pipe
46
Bill Elliott
97
Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves
47
Mike Wallace
37
Ford Poynt.com
48
Kenny Wallace
09
Toyota American Ethanol
49
J.J. Yeley
49
Toyota America Israel Racing

 
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