Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott were the winners of Thursday night's Twin Can-Am Duel 150-mile qualifying races. That means that Blaney and Elliott will line up in the second row for Sunday's Daytona 500 behind pole winner Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin.
Even with all the controversial changes to the format of NASCAR's top three divisions this year the ending of the sport's biggest race still had an exciting finish. Kurt Busch led just one lap of the Daytona 500, the last one, and it's the one he needed to win it for the first time in his career. It also gave Tony Stewart his first win at the Daytona 500, as an owner.
An incredible finish to the Daytona 500. Denny Hamlin moved from fourth to pass Matt Kenseth on the final lap and edged Martin Truex, Jr. at the finish line by one/one hundredth of a second in the closest finish in the 58-year history of the race. The margin of victory was just four inches giving Hamlin his first Daytona 500 win, the first for Toyota and the first for Joe Gibbs Racing since Dale
The field is now set for Sunday's Daytona 500 following Thursday night's Can-Am Duel 150's. Rookie Chase Elliott captured the pole and if his crew can fix his car Matt Kenseth will start alongside of him in the first row based on last Sunday's qualifying. The rest of the field is set based on the 150's.
Luke Bryan has been selected to kick off the Great American Race at the Daytona International Speedway in 2014. The ACM Entertainer of the Year will perform during the Daytona 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show on Feb. 23.
The field is now set for Sunday’s Daytona 500 after Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch emerged the winners of Thursday’s Budweiser Duels. Coming off the victory in the Sprint Unlimited, Harvick won his heat in the Duel 150's and that will place him in the third starting position on Sunday while Busch will start fourth. Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon already clinched the front row last Sunday. Patrick ca