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Daytona 500 starting lineup locked in

February 21, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Daytona 500 starting lineup locked in
Full field of 43 comes into clear focus after qualifying races

The 43-car starting lineup for the 2013 Daytona 500 came into clear focus Thursday, with no major surprises after the Budweiser Duel qualifying races. 

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch divided victories in each of their 150-mile qualifiers, putting their cars third and fourth respectively behind front-row starters Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon.

From there, the Daytona 500 lineup was determined by Duel results (pos. 3-32), qualifying speed (pos. 33-36) and provisional berths based on time (pos. 37-43).

Mike Bliss and Brian Keselowski were the only drivers who failed to make the 43-car field for the Great American Race.

DAYTONA 500 STARTING LINEUP

Pos.
No.
Driver
Pos.
No.
Driver
Row 1
1
10
Danica Patrick
2
24
Jeff Gordon
Row 2
3
29
Kevin Harvick
4
18
Kyle Busch
Row 3
5
16
Greg Biffle
6
5
Kasey Kahne
Row 4
7
42
Juan Pablo Montoya
8
33
Austin Dillon
Row 5
9
48
Jimmie Johnson
10
15
Clint Bowyer
Row 6
11
78
Kurt Busch
12
20
Matt Kenseth
Row 7
13
14
Tony Stewart
14
55
Mark Martin
Row 8
15
2
Brad Keselowski
16
27
Paul Menard
Row 9
17
13
Casey Mears
18
31
Jeff Burton
Row 10
19
88
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
20
1
Jamie McMurray
Row 11
21
22
Joey Logano
22
34
David Ragan
Row 12
23
47
Bobby Labonte
24
9
Marcos Ambrose
Row 13
25
38
David Gilliland
26
43
Aric Almirola
Row 14
27
87
Joe Nemechek
28
17
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Row 15
29
26
Michael Waltrip
30
7
Dave Blaney
Row 16
31
95
Scott Speed
32
35
Josh Wise
Row 17
33
21
Trevor Bayne
34
39
Ryan Newman
Row 18
35
11
Denny Hamlin
36
99
Carl Edwards
Row 19
37
56
Martin Truex Jr.
38
98
Michael McDowell
Row 20
39
32
Terry Labonte
40
51
Regan Smith
Row 21
41
36
JJ Yeley
42
83
David Reutimann
Row 22
43
93
Travis Kvapil