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Daytona 500 grid: Full beginning subject for delayed NASCAR Cup opener

Forty cars will start the most-watched motorsports event in the United States on Monday afternoon, an event that is rain-delayed from Sunday, which also serves as the annual season-opener for the NASCAR Cup Series. 2024 Daytona 500 starting lineup  * – starts from the rear of the field What happened in Daytona 500 qualifying? Joey

Daytona 500 grid: Full beginning subject for delayed NASCAR Cup opener

Forty automobiles will begin the most-watched motorsports occasion in the USA on Monday afternoon, an occasion that’s rain-delayed from Sunday, which additionally serves because the annual season-opener for the NASCAR Cup Sequence.

2024 Daytona 500 beginning lineup 

* – begins from the rear of the sphere

What occurred in Daytona 500 qualifying?

Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang

Joey Logano, Crew Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang

Picture by: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP / Motorsport Images

Logano earned Team Penske its first-ever pole within the 500 on Wednesday night time, with a lap of 49.465s, 181.947mph, ending a 11-year streak of Chevrolet dominating time trials on the 2.5-mile superspeedway. That is Ford’s thirteenth Daytona 500 pole.

Each B.J. McLeod and J.J. Yeley narrowly missed incomes a spot within the 500 throughout Thursday night time’s Duel races, which have been gained by the Toyotas of Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell.

After the entrance row, the odd numbered beginning positions are based mostly on the ending positions of Duel 1, the even quantity positions have been based mostly on Duel 2 ending spots.

Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and 25-year-old Kaz Grala raced their approach in through the Duels, each struggling nail-biting races as their fortunes ebbed and flowed in Daytona’s notoriously fickle draft.

A number of drivers shall be pressured into backup automobiles after the frantic qualifying races and can drop to the tail of the sphere after the warmup laps. They embody defending NASCAR Cup Sequence champion Ryan Blaney, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Noah Gragson, and Daniel Hemric.

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Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing, Zone Chevrolet Camaro, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/PEAK Ford Mustang, William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Axalta Chevrolet Camaro, crash

Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing, Zone Chevrolet Camaro, Ryan Blaney, Crew Penske, Menards/PEAK Ford Mustang, William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Axalta Chevrolet Camaro, crash

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Many others have needed to make repairs to their major automobiles.

Grala may also begin from the rear, following an engine change when he mis-shifted on his qualifying lap, altering down as a substitute of up together with his sequential gear lever, and grenading the motor.

After qualifying, Chris Buescher returned house to North Carolina to be together with his spouse, Emma, for the delivery of their second little one. He’ll return to the observe to take up his beginning spot on Monday.

What’s the climate forecast for Monday at Daytona?

After torrential rain postponed each the Daytona 500 and the Xfinity Sequence 300-miler, the forecast for Monday seems to be much more promising.

The Xfinity race is scheduled to begin at 11am, when the rain probabilities fall to 16% – though it’s prone to rain up till at the very least dawn, so some observe drying will probably be required. However sunny spells are forecast from 9am – and that at all times helps, regardless of temperature highs of simply 59F.

For the 4pm begin time of the Daytona 500, the rain likelihood drops to simply 4%. A 14mph northerly breeze will probably affect the drafting.

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