Daytona Duels 2018 outcomes: Starting lineup set for Daytona 500

The entrance row was already set for the 2018 Daytona 500 after Sunday’s single-automotive qualifying , and on Thursday night time the remaining beginning lineup for the sixtieth operating of The Nice American Race was determined within the Can-Am Duels.

The primary Duel race featured an early wreck from Jimmie Johnson that additionally took out Aric Almirola. Afterward, motion from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. induced William Byron and David Gilliland to additionally crash and require a backup for Sunday’s race. The Penske trio of Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski held the highest spots for a lot of the race till Keselowski’s 2 automotive crashed within the last laps. Blaney grabbed the checkered flag in the long run with Logano and Bubba Wallace behind him.

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Duel No. 2 was a bit tamer with one other trio — Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones of Joe Gibbs Racing — beginning out with an early lead. Jones wound up crashing with Kyle Larson and Matt DiBenedetto, each of whom can be knocked out of the race, however managed to complete. The race progressed with Chase Elliot, Hamlin and Kevin Harvick within the prime three spots till the ultimate few laps when Hamlin dropped again and Harvick tried to cross. Elliot would prevail although and took house the checkered flag with Harvick and Jones behind him.

The outcomes from the primary Duel on Thursday set the within row for the Daytona 500 behind Alex Bowman, and the outcomes of the second Duel set the surface row behind Hamlin for Sunday’s race. All forty automobiles that entered this yr competed within the Can-Am Duel qualifying races will make the sector for the Daytona 500. People who wrecked and would require a backup will begin within the again.

Listed here are the outcomes and highlights from Thursday’s Can-Am Duel qualifying races and the beginning lineup for the Daytona 500.

Duel 1 Outcomes

Place         Automotive No.    Driver
1 12 Ryan Blaney
2 22 Joey Logano
three forty three Darrell Wallace Jr.
four 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
5 forty one Kurt Busch
6 31 Ryan Newman
7 38 David Ragan
eight 19 Daniel Suarez
9 1 Jamie McMurray
10 37 Chris Buescher
eleven thirteen Ty Dillon
12 sixty two Brendan Gaughan
thirteen 00 Jeffrey Earnhardt
14 88 Alex Bowman
15 fifty one Justin Marks
sixteen 2 Brad Keselowski
17 ninety two David Gilliland
18 24 William Byron
19 forty eight Jimmie Johnson
20 10 Aric Almirola

Duel 2 Outcomes

Place      Automotive No.      Driver
1 9 Chase Elliot
2 four Kevin Harvick
three 20 Erik Jones
four 14 Clint Bowyer
5 18 Kyle Busch
6 three Austin Dillon
7 21 Paul Menard
eight 6 Trevor Bayne
9 eleven Denny Hamlin
10 forty seven AJ Allmendinger
eleven 34 Michael McDowell
12 seventy eight Martin Truex Jr.
thirteen ninety five Kasey Kahne
14 7 Danica Patrick
15 ninety six D.J. Kennington
sixteen seventy two Corey Lajoie
17 23 Grey Gaulding
18 sixty six Mark Thompson
19 32 Matt DiBenedetto
20 forty two Kyle Larson

Daytona Duels 2018: Outcomes

(All occasions ET)

9:50 p.m.: And Elliot takes the checkered flag in Duel 2. Harvick and Jones go two-three behind him.

9:forty eight p.m.: Harvick will get to second place however Elliot blocks. One to go.

9:forty five p.m.: 5 laps to go and Elliot, Hamlin and Harvick nonetheless sit one-two-three.

9:forty p.m.: Not a lot motion with 15 to go.

9:27 p.m.: Loads of lead modifications to date. Chase Elliot has the lead on the midway level.

9:18 p.m.: Larson and DiBenedetto are finished for the night time. They will require backups for Sunday.

9:sixteen p.m.: Harvick, Hamlin and Kyle Busch have the highest three spots out of the restart with forty five to go.

9:08 p.m.: Warning flag is out. Jones (20), DiBenedetto (32) and Kyle Larson (forty two) all concerned after Elliot passes Jones who crashes.

9:02 p.m.: The Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) trio of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones is out to the early lead.

eight:fifty nine p.m.: We have got the inexperienced flag and Duel No. 2 has began!

eight:forty six p.m.: The winner of Duel No. 1.

eight:28 p.m.: Blaney takes the win within the first Can-Am Duel. Logano and Bubba Wallace end second and third.

eight:25 p.m.: The race goes to additional time with Blaney within the lead.

eight:21 p.m.: Keselowski tries to dam Jamie McMurray however wrecks and spins out.

eight:20 p.m.: The Penske trio nonetheless has the lead with 5 laps to go.

eight:eleven p.m.: Stenhouse once more concerned within the crash regardless of not contacting Gilliland or Byron.

eight:09 p.m.: David Gilliland (ninety two) crashes now with no contact. Warning flag out for the third time tonight.

7:fifty eight p.m.: William Byron (24) crashes after an in depth move from Stenhouse. Warning is out.

7:fifty three p.m.: A bit of over half method via and Staff Penske nonetheless leads one-two-three.

7:forty eight p.m.: Junior weighs in on the race.

7:forty six p.m.: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was as much as third however the Penske trio is again on prime.

7:36 p.m.: Suarez’s view of the wreck.

7:33 p.m.: The ten (Almirola) additionally going to a backup.

7:28 p.m.: Jimmie Johnson loses management and wrecks, taking out Daniel Suarez and Aric Almirola with him. The forty eight automotive is pulling out a backup which means Johnson will begin behind the Daytona 500

7:25 p.m.: A number of laps in and Group Penske has the highest three spots with Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski within the lead.

7:20 p.m.: And they’re off! Alex Bowman instantly drops to the again. His spot in Sunday’s massive race is already set so long as his automotive holds up tonight.

7:17 p.m.: Engines are fired up.

6:fifty three p.m.: It is virtually race time in Daytona.

6:05 p.m.: The primary Daytona 500 Can-Am Duel qualifying race is simply an hour away and the automobiles are preparing.