DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The 40-car field is set for Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Pole-sitter Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson claimed front row starting spots in Wednesday’s qualifying. Thursday’s Duels set the starting order for the rest of the field.
Christopher Bell will start fifth and have last year’s Daytona 500 winner, Austin Cindric, starting next to him.
Kevin Harvick, making his final Daytona 500 start, will take the green flag from the 13th spot. Three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin starts 18th. Kyle Busch, involved in a crash in his qualifying race, is listed as starting 36th.
Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, making his first series start since 2020, starts 39th. Travis Pastrana, making his first Cup start, will be 40th in the lineup.