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NSCS: Budweiser Duel Line-Ups

With Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson locked into the front row for the Daytona 500, the process of setting the field for the Great American Race continues on Thursday evening with the Budweiser Duels.

Based on the group qualifying session on Sunday at Daytona, here is the pair of line-ups for the two races.

 

Budweiser Duel #1

Inside Outside
Jeff Gordon Denny Hamlin
Kyle Busch Carl Edwards
Austin Dillon Jamie McMurray
Johnny Sauter Trevor Bayne
Aric Almirola Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano JJ Yeley
Paul Menard AJ Allmendinger
Kevin Harvick Tony Stewart
Casey Mears Michael Annett
Kyle Larson Michael McDowell
Clint Bowyer Justin Marks
Landon Cassill Ron Hornaday

Denny Hamlin will be forced to give up his starting spot due to failing post-Daytona 500 qualifying inspection.

Clint Bowyer will be forced to give up his starting spot due to having to go to a back-up car following a wreck during qualifying.

 

Budweiser Duel #2

Inside Outside
Jimmie Johnson Matt Kenseth
Kasey Kahne Ty Dillon
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Martin Truex Jr.
Greg Biffle Sam Hornish Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ryan Blaney
Michael Waltrip Bobby Labonte
Alex Bowman Ryan Newman
Kurt Busch Danica Patrick
Brian Scott Justin Allgaier
David Gilliland Jeb Burton
Reed Sorenson David Ragan
Josh Wise Mike Wallace

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be forced to give up his spot due to failing post-Daytona 500 qualifying inspection.

Bobby Labonte will be forced to give up his starting spot due to having to go to a back-up car following a wreck during qualifying.

Ryan Newman will be forced to give up his spot due to changing motors during Saturday’s Daytona 500 practice.

Reed Sorenson will be forced to give up his starting spot due to having to go to a back-up car following a wreck during qualifying.

 

The Daytona 500 features a unique format for setting the starting line-up. Below is the info-graphic as distributed by NASCAR.

2015Daytona500_StartingLineupInfo

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