Feb 17, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick (10) talks to the media after winning the pole position for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. She is the first woman to win a pole in Sprint Cup history. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Budweiser Duel: Starting Lineups


Thursday is the final day for drivers to race their way into the Daytona 500 when the field is split in half and drive race in two dual races. For all drivers, it’s vitally important to compete this year as the new provisional system could keep NASCAR’s most popular drivers from making the biggest race of the season.

Danica Patrick qualified on the pole on for the Daytona 500 this past Sunday. She is the first female to site on the pole of any Sprint Cup Series race. Jeff Gordon will share the outside of the front row with Patrick when the field takes the green flag for the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

Here is how the two fields for the Budweiser Duel’s will line up on Thursday:

Budwesier Dual Race No. 1

Pos

Car#

Driver

Manu / Sponsor

1

10

Danica Patrick #

GoDaddy Chevy

2

21

Trevor Bayne(i)

Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford

3

14

Tony Stewart

Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy

4

11

Denny Hamlin

FedEx Express Toyota

5

22

Joey Logano

Shell Pennzoil Ford

6

88

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

National Guard Chevy

7

42

Juan Pablo Montoya

Target Chevy

8

13

Casey Mears

GEICO Ford

9

99

Carl Edwards

Fastenal Ford

10

56

Martin Truex, Jr.

NAPA Auto Parts Toyota

11

48

Jimmie Johnson

Lowe’s Chevy

12

2

Brad Keselowski

Miller Lite Ford

13

29

Kevin Harvick

Budweiser Chevy

14

16

Greg Biffle

3M Ford

15

38

David Gilliland

Love’s Travel Stops Ford

16

26

Michael Waltrip

Sandy Hook School Support Fund Toyota

17

78

Kurt Busch

Furniture Row Chevy

18

95

Scott Speed

Leavine Family Racing Ford

19

51

Regan Smith(i)

Guy Roofing Chevy

20

47

Bobby Labonte

Kroger Toyota

21

83

David Reutimann

Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota

22

87

Joe Nemechek(i)

Florida DOT/D.A.B. Constructors Toyota

23

52

Brian Keselowski

TruckerFan.com Toyota

Budweiser Dual Race No. 2

Pos

Car#

Driver

Manu / Sponsor

1

24

Jeff Gordon

Drive to End Hunger Chevy

2

39

Ryan Newman

Quicken Loans Chevy

3

5

Kasey Kahne

Farmers Insurance Chevy

4

18

Kyle Busch

M&M’s Toyota

5

20

Matt Kenseth

Dollar General Toyota

6

17

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. #

Best Buy Ford

7

27

Paul Menard

Menards/Peak Chevy

8

33

Austin Dillon(i)

Honey Nut Cheerios Chevy

9

15

Clint Bowyer

5-hour Energy Toyota

10

31

Jeff Burton

Caterpillar Chevy

11

1

Jamie McMurray

McDonald’s Chevy

12

9

Marcos Ambrose

Stanley Ford

13

43

Aric Almirola

Smithfield Ford

14

55

Mark Martin

Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota

15

34

David Ragan

Detail Doctor Ford

16

35

Josh Wise

MDS Transport Ford

17

98

Michael McDowell

K-Love/Curb Records Ford

18

32

Terry Labonte

C&J Energy Services Ford

19

7

Dave Blaney

Florida Lottery Chevy

20

36

JJ Yeley

Golden Corral Chevy

21

93

Travis Kvapil

Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota

22

19

Mike Bliss(i)

G-Oil/Plinker Tactical Toyota

Be sure to catch Beyond the Flag Editor Bryant Douglass Thursday Night on ESPNU’s UNITE talking about the Daytona 500!

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  • Nick DeGroot

    If Danica was smart; the second she isn’t out front in the duel she should drop straight to the back and stay away from the pack. You really don’t want to wreck and have to start last after winning the pole.

    • Bryant Douglass

      That is what I would think.