Daytona 500 Field Set following Budweiser Duels, Full Lineup


Austin Dillon claimed the pole and Martin Truex Jr. won a spot on the front row for the Daytona 500 via their qualifying times, but the rest of the field had their starting spot for the 56th annual Great American Race determined by their finish in Thursday’s Budweiser Duels.

A total of 43 cars will start the Daytona 500 on Sunday headed by Dillon. Matt Kenseth will start third by winning Budweiser Duel 1, while Denny Hamlin figures to move to the front row with Martin Truex involved in a last lap wreck in Duel 2.

Sunday’s race will air on FOX beginning at 1:00 pm ET. It will consist of 200 laps for a total of 500 miles.

This list does not reflect any drivers who will be forced to backups.

Full Starting Lineup for the Daytona 500

  1. Austin Dillon
  2. Martin Truex (to back of field)
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Denny Hamlin (will move up to front row)
  5. Kasey Kahne
  6. Jeff Gordon
  7. Marcos Ambrose
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  10. Paul Menard
  11. Josh Wise
  12. Brian Scott
  13. Aric Almirola
  14. Trevor Bayne
  15. A.J. Allmendinger
  16. Kyle Larson
  17. David Gilliland
  18. Landon Cassill
  19. Ryan Newman
  20. Clint Bowyer
  21. Tony Stewart
  22. Jamie McMurray
  23. Cole Whitt
  24. Terry Labonte
  25. Greg Biffle
  26. Bobby Labonte
  27. Danica Patrick
  28. Casey Mears
  29. Alex Bowman
  30. Carl Edwards
  31. Brian Vickers
  32. Jimmie Johnson
  33. Brad Keselowski
  34. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  35. Joey Logano
  36. Michael Annett
  37. Kyle Busch
  38. Kevin Harvick
  39. Reed Sorenson
  40. Justin Allgaier
  41. Parker Kligrman
  42. Michael Waltrip
  43. David Ragan

Eric McClure, Ryan Truex, Joe Nemechek, Morgan Shepherd and Michael McDowell failed to make the Daytona 500 field.