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Everything you need to know about the 2023 Daytona 500 Lineup

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The Daytona 500 is one of the most anticipated and prestigious events in the world of car racing, and it marks the beginning of the NASCAR Cup Series season. This year, the 65th annual running of the Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, February 19th. As we gear up for the exciting event, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the 2023 Daytona 500 lineup.

Daytona 500 Lineup

Qualifying for the Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 starting lineup is unique compared to other races on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. In the Daytona 500, 40 cars will make the starting grid, with 36 teams guaranteed starting spots due to their Charters. The remaining four spots are available for Open teams.

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Qualifying for the Daytona 500 started with single-car qualifying on Wednesday. The two fastest drivers secured the front-row starting positions for Sunday’s race, with Hendrick Motorsports teammates Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson taking these positions. The fastest overall driver earned the Busch Light Pole, which was won by Alex Bowman. The two fastest Open cars also clinched spots in Sunday’s race. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and Travis Pastrana took these honors.

The Bluegreen Vacation Duel Races

The remaining results from the single-car qualifying will set the field for the two Bluegreen Vacation Duel races, which are 60-lap races. These races will be held on Thursday, February 16th, and the results will set the lineup for the Daytona 500.

Drivers who are in odd-numbered positions on the speed chart from single-car qualifying will make up the starting grid of Duel No. 1, while those who qualified in even-numbered positions make up Duel No. 2. The highest-finishing Open car in each duel will advance into the Daytona 500.

Bluegreen Vacation Duel No. 1 Starting Lineup

The starting lineup for Duel No. 1 includes drivers who qualified in odd-numbered positions on the speed chart from single-car qualifying. The starting positions for Duel No. 1 are as follows:

Starting
Pos.
Car
No.
DriverTeamManufacturer
148Alex BowmanHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet
224William ByronHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet
322Joey LoganoTeam PenskeFord
412Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeFord
521Harrison BurtonWood Brothers RacingFord
623Bubba Wallace23XI RacingToyota
717Chris BuescherRFK RacingFord
81Ross ChastainTrackhouse RacingChevrolet
94Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas RacingFord
1054Ty GibbsJoe Gibbs RacingToyota
1120Christopher BellJoe Gibbs RacingToyota
1284Jimmie JohnsonLEGACY MOTOR CLUBChevrolet
1334Michael McDowellFront Row MotorsportsFord
1443Erik JonesLEGACY MOTOR CLUBFord
1536Zane SmithFront Row MotorsportsFord
1616AJ AllmendingerKaulig RacingChevrolet
173Austin DillonRichard Childress RacingChevrolet
1847Ricky Stenhouse Jr.JTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet
1951Cody WareRick Ware RacingFord
2077Ty DillonSpire MotorsportsChevrolet
2113Chandler SmithKaulig RacingChevrolet

The Bluegreen Vacation Duel No. 2 Starting Lineup

The starting lineup for Duel No. 2 includes drivers who qualified in even-numbered positions on the speed chart from single-car qualifying. The starting positions for Duel No. 2 are as follows:

Starting
Pos.
Car
No.
DriverTeamManufacturer
15Kyle LarsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet
210Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas RacingFord
314Chase BriscoeStewart-Haas RacingFord
42Austin CindricTeam PenskeFord
58Kyle BuschRichard Childress RacingChevrolet
699Daniel SuarezTrackhouse RacingChevrolet
79Chase ElliottHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet
841Ryan PreeceStewart-Haas RacingFord
96Brad KeselowskiRFK RacingFord
1045Tyler Reddick23XI RacingToyota
1119Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs RacingToyota
1267Travis Pastrana23XI RacingToyota
1311Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs RacingToyota
1442Noah GragsonLEGACY MOTOR CLUBChevrolet
1531Justin HaleyKaulig RacingChevrolet
1662Austin HillBeard MotorsportsChevrolet
1738Todd GillilandFront Row MotorsportsFord
1878BJ McLeodLive Fast MotorsportsChevrolet
1915Riley HerbstRick Ware RacingFord
207Corey LaJoieSpire MotorsportsChevrolet
2150Conor DalyThe Money Team RacingChevrolet

Note: Results and the final lineups are not yet. Because the Duels race schedule is Thursday, February 16th. We will input updated results and the full lineup after happening the races.

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