MWR Results

Sec. MPH
20th Clint Bowyer 46.267 194.523
34th Michael Waltrip 46.529 193.428
37th Brian Vickers 46.681 192.798

NOTES:

  • • Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 pole driving the No. 3.
  • • Sunday marked the first time the No. 3 raced in NASCAR Sprint Cup action since Dale Earnhardt’s death at Daytona in 2001.
  • • Martin Truex Jr., Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman rounded out the top-five qualifiers.
  • • Forty-nine drivers made a qualifying attempt.
  • • Dillon and Truex are locked into the first row for the Feb. 23 Daytona 500.
  • • Thursday’s two 150-mile Duel races determine a majority of the starting lineup.
  • • Fox Sports 1 will carry the races beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.
  • • See below for explanation of Daytona qualifying.

Clint Bowyer, No. 15 5-HOUR Energy Toyota:

“That was about what we expected and we’re right there with our Toyota teammates. We’ll be good in the Duels -- feel like we’ve got a solid 5-hour ENERGY Camry in the draft. We’ll be fine.”

Michael Waltrip, No. 66 Blue-Def/AAA Toyota:

“We haven’t had the speed since we got here and we’re trying to figure that out. The cars going 193 miles an hour are going to drive perfect and I felt like I did an okay job of holding the line where I wanted it to and there just isn’t any speed there. Fortunately today’s not the most important part and we’ll figure out how to get with them on Thursday.”

Brian Vickers, No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota:

“Well, we wanted to go faster. I held it wide open. It’s tough as a driver here. There are things you can do -- obviously you don’t want to clip the apron, you want to keep the wheel as smooth as possible but there’s not a whole lot you can do. I think we’re going to have a good race car. The testing was pretty good down here when they were in the draft, but we obviously would like a little more speed out of the Aaron’s Dream Machine in qualifying.”

QUALIFYING RESULTS

1 Austin Dillon 45.914 196.019
2 Martin Truex, Jr. 45.953 195.852
3 Greg Biffle 45.961 195.818
4 Carl Edwards 45.986 195.712
5 Ryan Newman 45.987 195.707
6 Brad Keselowski 46.084 195.296
7 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 46.104 195.211
8 Jeff Gordon 46.144 195.042
9 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 46.153 195.004
10 Paul Menard 46.173 194.919
11 Marcos Ambrose 46.179 194.894
12 Brian Scott 46.207 194.776
13 Aric Almirola 46.235 194.658
14 Jimmie Johnson 46.240 194.637
15 Joey Logano 46.253 194.582
16 Casey Mears 46.253 194.582
17 Matt Kenseth 46.255 194.574
18 Michael Annett 46.255 194.574
19 Kasey Kahne 46.262 194.544
20 Clint Bowyer 46.267 194.523
21 Kyle Busch 46.272 194.502
22 Denny Hamlin 46.278 194.477
23 Kevin Harvick 46.291 194.422
24 Kyle Larson 46.294 194.410
25 Danica Patrick 46.301 194.380
26 Trevor Bayne 46.312 194.334
27 A.J. Allmendinger 46.366 194.108
28 Kurt Busch 46.373 194.078
29 Reed Sorenson 46.376 194.066
30 Justin Allgaier 46.436 193.815
31 David Gilliland 46.455 193.736
32 Landon Cassill 46.456 193.732
33 Parker Kligerman 46.489 193.594
34 Michael Waltrip 46.529 193.428
35 Tony Stewart 46.544 193.365
36 Eric McClure 46.655 192.905
37 Brian Vickers 46.681 192.798
38 Jamie McMurray 46.706 192.695
39 Cole Whitt 46.744 192.538
40 David Ragan 46.795 192.328
41 Michael McDowell 46.804 192.291
42 Terry Labonte 46.842 192.135
43 Josh Wise 46.860 192.061
44 Bobby Labonte 46.999 191.493
45 Joe Nemechek 47.249 190.480
46 Ryan Truex 47.282 190.347
47 Alex Bowman 47.447 189.685
48 Morgan Shepherd 47.483 189.542
49 Dave Blaney .000

FIRST DUEL LINEUP

1 Austin Dillon 45.914 196.019
2 Greg Biffle 45.961 195.818
3 Ryan Newman 45.987 195.707
4 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 46.104 195.211
5 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 46.153 195.004
6 Marcos Ambrose 46.179 194.894
7 Aric Almirola 46.235 194.658
8 Joey Logano 46.253 194.582
9 Matt Kenseth 46.255 194.574
10 Kasey Kahne 46.262 194.544
11 Kyle Busch 46.272 194.502
12 Kevin Harvick 46.291 194.422
13 Danica Patrick 46.301 194.380
14 AJ Allmendinger 46.366 194.108
15 Reed Sorenson 46.376 194.066
16 David Gilliland 46.455 193.736
17 Parker Kligerman 46.489 193.594
18 Tony Stewart 46.544 193.365
19 Brian Vickers 46.681 192.798
20 Cole Whitt 46.744 192.538
21 Michael McDowell 46.804 192.291
22 Josh Wise 46.860 192.061
23 Joe Nemechek 47.249 190.480
24 Alex Bowman 47.447 189.685
25 Dave Blaney DNS

SECOND DUEL LINEUP

1 Martin Truex, Jr. 45.953 195.852
2 Carl Edwards 45.986 195.712
3 Brad Keselowski 46.084 195.296
4 Jeff Gordon 46.144 195.042
5 Paul Menard 46.173 194.919
6 Brian Scott 46.207 194.776
7 Jimmie Johnson 46.240 194.637
8 Casey Mears 46.253 194.582
9 Michael Annett 46.255 194.574
10 Clint Bowyer 46.267 194.523
11 Denny Hamlin 46.278 194.477
12 Kyle Larson 46.294 194.410
13 Trevor Bayne 46.312 194.334
14 Kurt Busch 46.373 194.078
15 Justin Allgaier 46.436 193.616
16 Landon Cassill 46.456 193.732
17 Michael Waltrip 46.529 193.428
18 Eric McClure 46.655 192.905
19 Jamie McMurray 46.706 192.695
20 David Ragan 46.795 192.328
21 Terry Labonte 46.842 192.135
22 Bobby Labonte 46.999 191.493
23 Ryan Truex 47.282 190.347
24 Morgan Shepherd 47.483 189.542

All results unofficial

HOW THE FIELD QUALIFIES FOR THE DAYTONA 500

  • Today’s two fastest qualifiers will start the Daytona 500 first and second.
  • The highest 15 finishers in each Duel race – excluding the two fastest Sunday - will earn a spot in the Daytona 500, and fill positions 3-32.
  • Based on their finishing position in the first Duel race, the top 15 will line up on the inside row (odd-number starting positions).
  • Based on their finishing position in the second Duel race, the top 15 will line up on the outside row (even-number starting positions).
  • Positions 33-36 will go to the four fastest cars from qualifying that have not already earned a spot.
  • Position 37-42 will be provisional positions, and go to the highest six cars in 2013 owner points that have not already qualified via the Duel or qualifying.
  • The 43rd starting position will be assigned to any car owner who has the most recent eligible past NASCAR Sprint Cup champion who did not make the field by any other method, providing the driver had competed in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. If the 43rd position remains unused it will be assigned to the next highest car in 2013 owner points not already locked into the field.

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