The Budweiser Duels had been expected to leave some of the higher profile drivers on the sidelines for the Daytona 500 but after 300 miles of racing there were no surprises and with six of the 49 cars involved in accidents, none of which were major theĀ  cars of Hendrick Motorsports swept the Duels much like they did front row qualifing 5 days earlier.

Starting Line Up
Daytona International Speedway
57th Annual Daytona 500

Pos Car Driver Team Reason
1. 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet
2. 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet
3. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet
4. 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Crispy Toyota
5. 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford
6. 19 Carl Edwards Arris Toyota
7. 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet
8. 16 Greg Biffle Ortho Ford
9. 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota
10. 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet
11. 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet
12. 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire Ford
13. 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet
14. 44 Reed Sorenson Golden Corral Chevrolet
15. 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna/McDonald’s Chevrolet
16. 66 Mike Wallace Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota
17. 40 Landon Cassill CarsForSale.com Chevrolet
18. 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet
19. 35 Cole Whitt Speed Stick Ford
20. 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet
21. 27 Paul Menard Peak/Menards Chevrolet
22. 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet
23 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford
24 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet
25 23 JJ Yeley(i) MAXIM Fantasy App/Dr. Pepper Toyota
26 38 David Gilliland Love’s Travel Stops Ford
27 46 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet
28 34 David Ragan Kentucky Fried Chicken Ford
29 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet
30 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet
31 33 Ty Dillon Cheerios/Kroger Chevrolet
32 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford
33 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford
34 55 Michael Waltrip Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota
35 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota
36 83 Johnny Sauter Dustless Blasting Toyota
37 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford
38 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Twisted Tea Ford
39 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford
40 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/USO Chevrolet
41 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet
42 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota
43 32 Bobby Labonte C & J Energy Services Ford
Did Not Qualify:
Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Jeb Burton, Justin Marks, Josh Wise, Ron Hornaday Jr.

Photos: Dave Moulthrop

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