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Daytona 500 starting lineup: Full grid for Sunday’s Great American Race

The Bluegreen Vacations Duel races have arrived to determine the full starting lineup for the 2022 Daytona 500. We’ll have updated results on Thursday evening.

A general view as cars race during the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 30, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

UPDATE: The Bluegreen Vacations Duel races are a wrap and the Daytona 500 starting lineups are set. Brad Keselowski won the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 to claim the No. 3 position. Chris Buescher won the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 to claim the No. 4 position. The full starting lineup is at the bottom.

The Daytona 500 is fast approaching and by Thursday evening, we’ll know what the complete starting lineup looks like. The Bluegreen Vacations Duel races are scheduled to run at 7 p.m. and approximately 8:45 p.m. ET, airing on FS1.

NASCAR opened the week with single-car qualifying on Wednesday. Kyle Larson had the fastest time after two rounds and that earned him the pole position for Sunday’s race and also the pole position for Thursday’s Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1. Alex Bowman had the second fastest time after two rounds on Wednesday, and that earned him a spot on the front row next to Larson for Sunday’s race and also the pole position for Thursday’s Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2.

Larson and Bowman can earn points toward the season-long playoff race, but for the rest of the field, the two Bluegreen Vacations Duel races will allow them to secure an improved starting spot in Sunday’s lineup. The finishing order of the first Bluegreen Vacations duel will line up the inside row for Sunday while the finishing order of the second Bluegreen Vacations duel will line up the outside row for Sunday.

Below is the starting lineup with who slots where. We’ve got the first two positions figured out and that is followed by what finishing positions Thursday evening will slot in where for Sunday. After each Bluegreen Vacations Duel, we’ll update this table. You can view the Bluegreen Vacations Duel starting lineups here.

Daytona 500 starting lineup

2022 Daytona 500 starting lineup

Position Car No. Driver How Spot is Determined
Position Car No. Driver How Spot is Determined
1 5 Kyle Larson Fastest in qualifying
2 48 Alex Bowman Second fastest in qualifying
3 6 Brad Keselowski Duel No. 1 winner
4 17 Chris Buescher Duel No. 2 winner
5 2 Austin Cindric Duel No. 1 second place
6 34 Michael McDowell Duel No. 2 second place
7 12 Ryan Blaney Duel No. 1 third place
8 21 Harrison Burton Duel No. 2 third place
9 14 Chase Briscoe Duel No. 1 fourth place
10 18 Kyle Busch Duel No. 2 fourth place
11 9 Chase Elliott Duel No. 1 fifth place
12 20 Christopher Bell Duel No. 2 fifth place
13 43 Erik Jones Duel No. 1 sixth place
14 19 Martin Truex Jr. Duel No. 2 sixth place
15 8 Tyler Reddick Duel No. 1 eighth place
16 23 Bubba Wallace Duel No. 2 seventh place
17 45 Kurt Busch Duel No. 1 ninth place
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Duel No. 2 eighth place
19 1 Ross Chastain Duel No. 1 10th place
20 22 Joey Logano Duel No. 2 ninth place
21 99 Daniel Suarez Duel No. 1 11th place
22 4 Kevin Harvick Duel. No. 2 10th place
23 24 William Byron Duel No. 1 12th place
24 7 Corey LaJoie Duel No. 2 11th place
25 31 Justin Haley Duel No. 1 13th place
26 42 Ty Dillon Duel No. 2 12th place
27 77 Landon Cassill Duel No. 1 14th place
28 44 Greg Biffle* Duel No. 2 13th place
29 38 Todd Gilliland Duel No. 1 15th place
30 11 Denny Hamlin Duel No. 2 15th place
31 41 Cole Custer Duel No. 1 16th place
32 51 Cody Ware Duel No. 2 16th place
33 16 Daniel Hemric Duel No. 1 17th place
34 15 David Ragan Duel No. 2 17th place
35 50 Kaz Grala* Duel No. 1 18th place
36 3 Austin Dillon Duel No. 2 18th place
37 78 BJ McLeod Duel No. 1 20th place
38 10 Aric Almirola Duel No. 2 19th place
39 62 Noah Gragson* Fastest Open car in qualifying (not in via Duels)
40 27 Jacques Villeneuve* Second-fastest Open car in qualifying (not in via Duels)