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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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