Daytona 500 Field Set


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Austin Dillion beats Bubba Wallace to win the 2nd Daytona Duel on Thursday Night.

Dalton Janousek, Sports Director

The 2021 NASCAR season has maybe been the most anticipated season in over 20 years. And now the field is set for the opening race of the season. On Wednesday, drivers completed a 1 lap single car qualifying session to set the front row. Alex Bowman ( 48 Ally Chevrolet) and William Byron (No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet) had the fastest times making them the pole sitters for the Daytona 500. Thursday night, drivers competed in the Daytona Duels. The Duels being 2, 60 lap races to set the rest of the field for Sunday. The first duel setting the inside row, and the second duel setting the outside duel. In the first race, Aric Almirola (No. 10 Smithfield Ford) won after leading 52 of the 60 laps. In the second duel, Austin Dillion (No. 3 Brass Pro Shop Chevrolet) won in a final lap pass with Bubba Wallace (No. 23 Door Dash Toyota) after getting a big push from Kevin Harvick. The race starts at 2:30 P.M. est on Fox. Here is the full lineup for the 2021 Daytona 500.

1. Alex Bowman No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports
2. William Byron No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports
3. Aric Almirola No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
4. Austin Dillon No. 3 Richard Childress Racing
5. Christopher Bell No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
6. Bubba Wallace No. 23 23XI Racing
7. Ryan Newman No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing
8. Kevin Harvick No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
9. Joey Logano No. 22 Team Penske
10. Kyle Busch No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
11. Ryan Preece* No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing*
12. Chase Elliott No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports
13 Kyle Larson No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports
14. Ryan Blaney No. 12 Team Penske
15. Daniel Suarez No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Team
16. Corey LaJoie No. 7 Spire Motorsports
17. Michael McDowell No. 34 Front Row Motorsports
18. David Ragan* No. 36 Front Row Motorsports*
19. Jamie McMurray No. 77 Spire Motorsports
20. Kurt Busch No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
22. Chris Buescher No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing
23. Matt DiBenedetto No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing
24. Brad Keselowski No. 2 Team Penske
25. Denny Hamlin No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
26. Martin Truex Jr. No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
27. Cole Custer No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
28. Joey Gase No. 53 Rick Ware Racing
29. Tyler Reddick No. 8 Richard Childress Racing
30. Chase Briscoe No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
31. Erik Jones No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
32. Derrike Cope No. 15 Rick Ware Racing
33. Quin Houff No. 00 StarCom Racing
34. Ross Chastain No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
35. Cody Ware No. 51 Rick Ware Racing
36. Anthony Alfredo No. 38 Front Row Motorsports
37. Josh Bilicki No. 52 Rick Ware Racing
38. BJ McLeod No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports
39. Austin Cindric* No. 33 Team Penske
40. Kaz Grala* No. 16 Kaulig Racing