Daytona 500 Starting Lineup Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and Jeff Burton will lead the field to the green flag for the 53rd running of NASCAR's biggest race.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for the race but wrecked in practice and had to go to a backup car, forcing him to drop to the rear of the field for the start of the race. Gordon won the other front-row starting spot while Kurt Busch and Jeff Burton earned the third and fourth starting spots through Thursday's Gatorade Duel qualifying races.
Here is the starting lineup for Sunday's race:
Pos. Driver Team
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet* 2. Jeff Gordon No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3. Kurt Busch No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge 4. Jeff Burton No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 5. Regan Smith No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 6. Clint Bowyer No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 7. Kevin Harvick No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 8. Michael Waltrip No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 9. Matt Kenseth No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford 10. Kyle Busch No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 11. Kasey Kahne No. 4 Red Bull Racing Toyota 12. Brian Keselowski No. 92 K-Automotive Dodge 13. Juan Pablo Montoya No. 42 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 14. Jamie McMurray No. 1 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 15. AJ Allmendinger No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 16. Brad Keselowski No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge 17. Mark Martin No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 18. Denny Hamlin No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 19. Paul Menard No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 20. Martin Truex Jr. No. 56 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 21. Ryan Newman No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 22. Carl Edwards No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford 23. Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 24. David Reutimann No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 25. Tony Stewart No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 26. Greg Biffle No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford 27. Brian Vickers No. 83 Red Bull Racing Toyota 28. Robert Richardson Jr. No. 37 Front Row Motorsports Ford 29. Bill Elliott No. 09 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 30. Robby Gordon No. 7 Robby Gordon Motorsports Dodge 31. Bobby Labonte No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 32. Trevor Bayne No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford 33. J.J. Yeley No. 46 Whitney Motorsports Chevrolet 34. David Ragan No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35. Marcos Ambrose No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 36. Steve Wallace No. 77 Rusty Wallace Racing Toyota 37. Andy Lally No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 38. Joey Logano No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 39. David Gilliland No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford 40. Travis Kvapil No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford 41. Joe Nemechek No. 87 Nemco Motorsports Toyota 42. Dave Blaney No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 43. Terry Labonte No. 32 FAS Lane Racing Ford
* Will drop to the rear of the field at the start after going to a backup car.
Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope, Kevin Conway, Todd Bodine, Michael McDowell, Casey Mears.
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