Last Sunday (Feb 10) the front row for the 2019 Daytona 500 was set when William Byron put his number 24 car on the pole with Alex Bowman starting alongside.
Now it is time to set the rest of the field when 42 cars will take to the two and a half mile track in two 60 lap races to determine the starting lineup for the big race on Sunday (Feb 17).
Each race is 60 laps each – 150 miles – with no stages, but every driver must make a least one pit stop since the drivers cannot complete the race on a single fuel load.
Kevin Harvick wins race one after making a fuel only pit stop of less than five seconds.
Joey Logano wins race two on a last lap pass around Clint Bowyer to go from fourth place to first.
Ryan Truex and Joey Gase failed to qualify and make the race.
The starting lineup for the 61st annual Daytona 500:
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Martin Truex Jr