Monday, June 24

Daytona 500 grid: Full beginning field for postponed NASCAR Cup opener

Forty automobiles will begin the most-watched motorsports occasion in the United States on Monday afternoon, an occasion that is rain-delayed from Sunday, which likewise functions as the yearly season-opener for the NASCAR Cup Series.

2024 Daytona 500 starting lineup

*– begins with the back of the field

What took place in Daytona 500 certifying?

Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang

Picture by: Matthew T. Thacker/ NKP/ Motorsport Images

Logano made Team Penske its first-ever pole in the 500 on Wednesday night, with a lap of 49.465 s, 181.947 miles per hour, ending a 11-year streak of Chevrolet controling time trials at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. This is Ford’s 13th Daytona 500 pole.

Both B.J. McLeod and J.J. Yeley directly missed out on making an area in the 500 throughout Thursday night’s Duel races, which were won by the Toyotas of Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell.

After the front row, the odd numbered beginning positions are based upon the ending up positions of Duel 1, the even number positions were based upon Duel 2 completing areas.

Seven-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson and 25-year-old Kaz Grala raced their method through the Duels, both suffering nail-biting races as their fortunes ups and downs in Daytona’s infamously unpredictable draft.

A number of chauffeurs will be pushed into backup vehicles after the frenzied certifying races and will drop to the tail of the field after the warmup laps. They consist of protecting NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Noah Gragson, and Daniel Hemric.

Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing, Zone Chevrolet Camaro, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/PEAK Ford Mustang, William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Axalta Chevrolet Camaro, crash

Image by: Michael L. Levitt/ Motorsport Images

Numerous others have actually needed to make repair work to their main cars and trucks.

Grala will likewise begin with the back, following an engine modification when he mis-shifted on his certifying lap, altering down rather of up with his consecutive equipment lever, and grenading the motor.

After certifying, Chris Buescher returned home to North Carolina to be with his other half, Emma, for the birth of their 2nd kid. He will go back to the track to use up his beginning area on Monday.

What’s the weather report for Monday at Daytona?

After downpour delayed both the Daytona 500 and the Xfinity Series 300-miler, the projection for Monday looks much more appealing.

The Xfinity race is set up to begin at 11am, when the rain opportunities are up to 16%– although it is most likely to drizzle up till a minimum of dawn, so some track drying will likely be needed. Warm spells are anticipated from 9am– and that constantly assists, in spite of temperature level highs of simply 59F.

For the 4pm start time of the Daytona 500, the rain opportunity drops to simply 4%. A 14mph northern breeze will likely affect the preparing.

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