Sunday, Aug 14

NEWS: Alex Bowman Earns Pole for Daytona 500

Alex Bowman will lead the field to green in next Sunday's Daytona 500. 

Capturing our eyes when he subbed for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2016, Bowman proved to us all he is threat to the competition. 

Bowman posted the quickest lap in round 1 of qualifying and edged out Denny Hamlin in the second round.

Denny Hamlin will start on the outside of row. Positions 3-40 will be determined following Thursday's two duel races.

2018 marks the second year the NO. 88 has been on the front row of the Daytona 500. Former NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. started alongside Chase Elliott in 2017.

Below is how the field qualified on Sunday. All odd positions will be in the first duel races, while all even positions will be in the second duel race.

Line Up:

1. Alex Bowman 

2. Denny Hamlin 

3. Jimmie Johnson 

4. Kyle Busch 

5. William Byron 

6. Erik Jones 

7. Daniel Suarez 

8. Kevin Harvick 

9. Ricky Stenhouse Jr 

10. Chase Elliott 

11. Joey Logano 

12. Paul Menard 

13. Aric Almirola 

14. Austin Dillon 

15. Ryan Blaney 

16. Clint Bowyer 

17. Kurt Busch 

18. Kasey Kahne 

19. Brad Keselowski 

20. Trevor Bayne 

21. Ryan Newman 

22. Kyle Larson 

23. Jamie McMurray 

24. Michael McDowell 

25. Darrell Wallace Jr 

26. Martin Truex Jr 

27. Ty Dillon 

28. Danica Patrick 

29. Chris Buescher 

30. AJ Allmendinger 

31. Brendan Gaughan 

32. Justin Marks 

33. Matt DiBenedetto 

34. DJ Kennington 

35. Jeffrey Earnhardt

36. David Gilliland 

37. Mark Thompson 

38. Corey LaJoie 

39. Gray Gaulding 

40. David Ragan 



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