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What the starting lineups look like for the Bluegreen Vacation Duels in Daytona 500 qualifying

Daytona 500 qualifying continues on Thursday with the Bluegreen Vacation Duels. We break down the starting lineups for Duel 1 and Duel 2.

AUTO: FEB 13 NASCAR Cup Series - Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 At DAYTONA

The Daytona 500 is just a few days away, and on Thursday evening we’ll find out what the starting lineup will look like. The first two spots were determined on Wednesday in a single-car qualifying time trial. Alex Bowman ran the fastest lap to secure the pole and William Byron was second fastest to secure the other front row spot.

On Thursday, Daytona will host the Bluegreen Vacations Duels starting at 7 p.m. ET on FS1. Duel 1 starts at 7 and Duel 2 starts 20 minutes after the wrap of the first Duel — usually around 8:40 p.m. The two races set the next 18 rows of the race. Spots 3 through 36 in the grid are based off the results of Duel 1 and Duel 2 for the Charter teams. Spots 37 and 38 are based on finishing order of the two best Open teams. Spots 39 and 40 are then based off the time trial results for the next two best Open teams.

The order for each of the Duels is based off Wednesday’s qualifying results. The fastest car from Wednesday — Alex Bowman — has spot 1 in Duel 1. He is followed by the odd finishers from Wednesday — 3, 5, 7, etc. The second fastest car from Wednesday — William Byron — has spot 1 in Duel 2. He is followed by the even finishers from Wednesday — 4, 6, 8, etc.

Duel 1 starting lineup

*Open team that is not locked into the Daytona 500

Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 starting lineup

Order Driver/ Car # Team
Order Driver/ Car # Team
1 Alex Bowman No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Aric Almirola No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
3 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
4 Christopher Bell No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
5 Ryan Preece No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
6 Daniel Suarez No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Team Chevrolet
7 Denny Hamlin No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
8 Kyle Larson No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Matt DiBenedetto No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford
10 Austin Cindric* No. 33 Team Penske Ford
11 Joey Logano No. 22 Team Penske Ford
12 Ryan Newman No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
13 Cole Custer No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
14 Michael McDowell No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford
15 Erik Jones No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Tyler Reddick No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
17 Ty Dillon* No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
18 Jamie McMurray No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
19 Quin Houff No. 00 StarCom Racing Chevrolet
20 Timmy Hill* No. 66 Motorsports Business Management Ford
21 Cody Ware No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
22 Josh Bilicki No. 52 Rick Ware Racing Ford

Duel 2 starting lineup

*Open team that is not locked into the Daytona 500

Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 starting lineup

Order Driver/ Car # Team
Order Driver/ Car # Team
1 William Byron No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Bubba Wallace No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota
3 Kevin Harvick No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
4 Austin Dillon No. 3 Richard Childress Racing
5 Chase Elliott No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 David Ragan No. 36 Front Row Motorsports Ford
7 Kurt Busch No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
8 Kyle Busch No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
9 Ryan Blaney No. 12 Team Penske Ford
10 Kaz Grala* No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
11 Chase Briscoe No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
12 Ross Chastain No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
13 Brad Keselowski No. 2 Team Penske Ford
14 Martin Truex Jr. No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
15 Chris Buescher No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
16 Anthony Alfredo No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford
17 Corey LaJoie No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
18 Garrett Smithley* No. 13 Motorsports Business Management Ford
19 BJ McLeod No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Ford
20 Joey Gase No. 53 Rick Ware Racing Ford
21 Derrike Cope No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
22 Noah Gragson* No. 62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet