Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Daytona 500 Starting Lineup

Wide open Daytona 500; up to 35 drivers have a shot at winning 
Now that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Budweiser Duel qualifying races have concluded, the starting lineup for the 57th annual Daytona 500 is set, and the teams will now focus their attention preparing their cars for the 200-lap event.

Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson had already secured the pole and outside pole positions respectively, and now their fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr., will start from third, with Kyle Busch fourth and Joey Logano starting fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Carl Edwards starting sixth, Tony Stewart seventh, Greg Biffle eighth, Clint Bowyer ninth and Martin Truex Jr. starts 10th.

Failing to make the starting lineup were Josh Wise, Ron Hornaday Jr., Alex Bowman, Jeb Burton, Justin Marks and Brian Scott.

The the teams that make up the final starting lineup, will have two more practice sessions Friday beginning with a session from 11:00 am – 12:25 pm (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then again from 2:00 pm – 3:25 pm (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

“Happy Hour” (final) practice for the Daytona 500 is scheduled for Saturday morning from 10:00 am – 11:55 am (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

The 57th annual Daytona 500 is set to get underway on Sunday, February 22nd, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 pm (ET) and FOX will be providing television coverage of the event.

Car#DriverSponsor / ManuQualifying
Reason for
making Daytona 500
124Jeff Gordon (PC7)Drive to End Hunger Chevy201.293Pole
248Jimmie JohnsonLowe's Chevy201.135Outside Pole
388Dale Earnhardt Jr.Nationwide Chevy0.000Finished 1st in Duel 1
418Kyle BuschM&M's Crispy Toyota201.216Finished 2nd in Duel 2
522Joey LoganoShell Pennzoil Ford198.812Finished 3rd in Duel 1
619Carl EdwardsArris Toyota202.315Finished 3rd in Duel 2
714Tony Stewart (PC4)Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy197.698Finished 4th in Duel 1
816Greg BiffleOrtho Ford199.075Finished 4th in Duel 2
915Clint Bowyer5-hour Energy Toyota194.995Finished 5th in Duel 1
1078Martin Truex Jr.Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevy199.738Finished 5th in Duel 2
114Kevin Harvick (PC1)Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevy197.994Finished 6th in Duel 1
1244Reed SorensonGolden Corral Chevy194.978Finished 6th in Duel 2
135Kasey KahneFarmers Insurance Chevy200.691Finished 7th in Duel 1
1421Ryan Blaney(i)Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford199.084Finished 7th in Duel 2
151Jamie McMurrayCessna/McDonald's Chevy202.247Finished 8th in Duel 1
1651Justin AllgaierBrandt Chevy196.532Finished 8th in Duel 2
1740Landon Chevy193.299Finished 9th in Duel 1
1866Mike WallaceCrazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota192.509Finished 9th in Duel 2
1935Cole WhittSpeed Stick Ford194.012Finished 10th in Duel 1
2010Danica PatrickGoDaddy Chevy197.959Finished 10th in Duel 2
2127Paul MenardPeak/Menards Chevy198.325Finished 11th in Duel 1
2231Ryan Newman (E)Caterpillar Chevy198.177Finished 11th in Duel 2
2395Michael McDowellThrivent Financial Ford195.300Finished 12th in Duel 1
2441Kurt Busch (PC5)Haas Automation Chevy197.976Finished 12th in Duel 2
2523JJ Yeley(i)MAXIM Fantasy App/Dr. Pepper Toyota199.256Finished 13th in Duel 1
2638David GillilandLove's Travel Stops Ford195.346Finished 13th in Duel 2
2746Michael AnnettPilot/Flying J Chevy196.554Finished 14th in Duel 1
2834David RaganKentucky Fried Chicken Ford194.452Finished 14th in Duel 2
2942Kyle LarsonTarget Chevy195.588Finished 15th in Duel 1
303Austin DillonDOW Chevy201.108Finished 15th in Duel 2
3133Ty Dillon(i)Cheerios/Kroger Chevy200.678Finished 16th in Duel 1
3217Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Fastenal Ford202.334Finished 16th in Duel 2
33-SPD43Aric AlmirolaSmithfield Ford202.3701st fastest speed
34-SPD55Michael WaltripAaron's Dream Machine Toyota201.3925th fastest speed
35-SPD20Matt Kenseth (PC6)Dollar General Toyota200.60210th fastest speed
36-SPD83Johnny Sauter(i)Dustless Blasting Toyota199.57412th fastest speed
37-OP6Trevor Bayne (B)AdvoCare Ford199.031#99 2014 owners points 8th
38-OP9Sam Hornish Jr.Twisted Tea Ford199.1192014 owners points 23rd
39-OP2Brad Keselowski (PC3)Miller Lite Ford199.0622014 owners points 5th
40-OP47AJ AllmendingerKroger/USO Chevy198.2122014 owners points 13th
41-OP13Casey MearsGEICO Chevy197.9462014 owners points 26th
42-OP11Denny HamlinFedEx Express Toyota0.0002014 owners points 3rd
43-PC32Bobby Labonte (PC8)C & J Energy Services Ford199.067Past Champion
44-DNQ7Alex BowmanToy State/Nikko Chevy198.229Did not qualify
45-DNQ62Brian Scott(i)Shore Lodge Chevy197.828Did not qualify
46-DNQ26Jeb Download the App Toyota195.004Did not qualify
47-DNQ29Justin Marks(i)American Born Moonshine Toyota194.675Did not qualify
48-DNQ98Josh WisePhoenix Construction Ford193.386Did not qualify
49-DNQ30Ron Hornaday Jr.Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevy190.791Did not qualify

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