NASCAR - Sprint Cup - Budweiser Duel (Race 2) Preview

The Sports NetworkFebruary 17, 2014 

Date: Thursday, Feb. 20

Start Time: Approximately 9 p.m. ET

Site: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Fla.

Track: 2.5-mile tri-oval

Laps: 60

Miles: 150

Capacity: 146,000 (Grandstand Seating)

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 56th

On TV: FOX Sports 1

Announcers:

On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio

Race record:

Qualifying record:

2013 Finish (Race 2)

Defending champion: Kyle Busch (Race 2)

Runner up: Kasey Kahne (Race 2)

Pole winner:

Top 10:

1. Kyle Busch (Start: 4)

2. Kasey Kahne (3)

3. Austin Dillon (8)

4. Clint Bowyer (9)

5. Matt Kenseth (5)

6. Mark Martin (14)

7. Paul Menard (7)

8. Jeff Burton (10)

9. Jamie McMurray (11)

10. David Ragan (15)

Average speed: 193.966 mph

Time of race: 46 mins., 24 secs.

Margin of victory: 0.093 secs.

Caution flags: 0 for 0 laps

Lead changes: 6 among 5 drivers

Past winners

2013 Race 2 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 193.966 mph

2012 Race 2 Matt Kenseth, Ford, 194.175 mph

2011 Race 2 Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 136.571 mph

2010 Race 2 Kasey Kahne, Ford, 174.644 mph

2009 Race 2 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 157.251 mph

2008 Race 2 Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 128.428 mph

2007 Race 2 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 154.950 mph

2006 Race 2 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 146.490 mph

2005 Race 2 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 145.161 mph

2004 Race 2 Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 182.334 mph

2003 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 180.868 mph

2002 Race 2 Michael Waltrip, Chevrolet, 131.930 mph

2001 Race 2 Mike Skinner, Chevrolet, 162.338 mph

2000 Race 2 Ricky Rudd, Ford, 188.048 mph

1999 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 155.280 mph

1998 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 147.203 mph

1997 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 162.749 mph

1996 Race 2 Ernie Irvan, Ford), 186.027 mph

1995 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet), 131.887 mph

1994 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 146.771 mph

1993 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 157.288 mph

1992 Race 2 Bill Elliott, Ford, 169.811 mph

1991 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 156.794 mph

1990 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 157.123 mph

1989 Race 2 Terry Labonte, Ford, 189.554 mph

1988 Race 2 Darrell Waltrip, Chevrolet, 133.889 mph

1987 Race 2 Benny Parsons, Chevrolet, 182.778 mph

1986 Race 2 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 153.270 mph

1985 Race 2 Cale Yarborough, Ford, 155.387 mph

1984 Race 2 Bobby Allison, Buick, 139.578 mph

1983 Race 2 Neil Bonnett, Chevrolet, 122.183 mph

1982 Race 2 Buddy Baker, Buick, 144.509 mph

1981 Race 2 Darrell Waltrip, Buick, 152.905 mph

1980 Race 2 Donnie Allison, Oldsmobile, 165.441 mph

1979 Race 2 Darrell Waltrip, Oldsmobile, 153.009 mph

1978 Race 2 Darrell Waltrip, Chevrolet, 169.583 mph

1977 Race 2 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 171.429 mph

1976 Race 2 Darrell Waltrip, Chevrolet, 156.250 mph

1975 Race 2 David Pearson, Mercury, 156.958 mph

1974 Race 2 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 129.724 mph

1973 Race 2 Coo Coo Marlin, Chevrolet, 157.177 mph

1972 Race 2 Bobby Allison, Chevrolet, 178.217 mph

1971 Race 2 David Pearson, Mercury, 168.728 mph

1970 Race 2 Charlie Glotzbach, Dodge, 147.734 mph

1969 Race 2 Bobby Isaac, Dodge, 151.668 mph

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1967 Race 2 Fred Lorenzen, Ford, 174.583 mph

1966 Race 2 Earl Balmer, Dodge, 153.257 mph

1965 Race 2 Junior Johnson, Ford, 111.076 mph

1964 Race 2 Bobby Isaac, Dodge, 169.811 mph

1963 Race 2 Johnny Rutherford, Chevrolet, 162.969 mph

1962 Race 2 Joe Weatherly, Pontiac, 145.395 mph

1961 Race 2 Joe Weatherly, Pontiac, 152.671 mph

1960 Race 2 Jack Smith, Pontiac, 146.520 mph

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Entry list

#1. Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ) No. 78 Chevrolet (195.852 mph)

#2. Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO) No. 99 Ford (195.712 mph)

#3. Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI) No. 2 Ford (195.296 mph)

#4. Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA) No. 24 Chevrolet (195.042 mph)

#5. Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI) No. 27 Chevrolet (194.919 mph)

#6. Brian Scott (Boise, ID) No. 33 Chevrolet (194.776 mph)

#7. Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA) No. 48 Chevrolet (194.637 mph)

#8. Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA) No. 13 Ford (194.582 mph)

#9. Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA) No. 7 Chevrolet (194.574 mph)

#10. Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS) No. 15 Toyota (194.523 mph)

#11. Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA) No. 11 Toyota (194.477 mph)

#12. Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) No. 42 Chevrolet (194.410 mph)

#13. Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN) No. 21 Ford (194.334 mph)

#14. Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV) No. 41 Chevrolet (194.078 mph)

#15. Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL) No. 51 Chevrolet (193.616 mph)

#16. Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) No. 40 Chevrolet (193.372 mph)

#17. Michael Waltrip (Owensboro, KY) No. 66 Toyota (193.428 mph)

#18. Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA) No. 35 Ford (192.905 mph)

#19. Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO) No. 1 Chevrolet (192.695 mph)

#20. David Ragan (Unadilla, GA) No. 34 Ford (192.328 mph)

#21. Terry Labonte (Corpus Christi, TX) No. 32 Ford (192.135 mph)

#22. Bobby Labonte (Corpus Christi, TX) No. 52 Chevrolet (191.493 mph)

#23. Ryan Truex (Mayetta, GA) No. 83 Toyota (190.347 mph)

#24. Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC) No. 93 Toyota (189.542 mph)

Leading contenders

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Notes

The Budweiser Duel is the twin 150-mile qualifying races that will determine the starting positions for the Daytona 500 beyond the front row. In the event of cancellation, the Daytona 500 field will be set according to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rule Book.

In its 56-year history, this will be the first time the Budweiser Duel runs at nighttime.

Austin Dillon placed the famed No. 3 on the pole position for this year's Daytona 500. Dillon became the fifth rookie driver to win the pole for NASCAR's most prestigious race of the season with a lap at 196.019 mph during Sunday's time trials at Daytona International Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. guaranteed himself the second starting position after posting a lap at 195.852 mph.

The starting lineup for each of the two qualifying races was determined in time trials. Drivers who finished in the odd-numbered positions were assigned to the first Duel race, while drivers who finished in the even-numbered positions were placed in the final Duel. Dillon will start first in race 1, and Truex will begin at the front for race 2.

The highest 15 finishers in each Duel race -- excluding the already locked-in front row -- will earn a spot in the Daytona 500, filling in positions 3-32. Based on their finishing positions in the first Duel race, the top-15 will line up on the inside row (odd-number starting positions) for the Daytona 500. The top-15 in the second Duel will start the 500-mile race on the outside row (even-number starting positions).

Starting positions 33-36 will go to the four fastest drivers in time trials that have not already earned a spot based on their finishes in the Duels (outside the top-15). Position 37-42 will be provisional positions and go to the highest six teams in the 2013 Sprint Cup Series owner points that have not already qualified in either the time trials or the Duels.

The 43rd starting position will be assigned to the most recent eligible past Sprint Cup champion who did not make the field by any other method, providing that driver had competed during the 2013 Sprint Cup season. If the 43rd position remains unused, it will be assigned to the next highest team in last year's owner points not already locked into the field.

The 56th running of the Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, Feb.23. Jimmie Johnson is the defending race winner.

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