And 4! Alex Bowman took the fourth pole of his profession at the Daytona 500 on Thursday night, due to his greatest time in qualifying. The Hendrick Motorsport driver is forward of his teammate William Byron, who may also begin in the entrance row.
As normal, the remainder of the grid was made up of two qualifying races, the Can-Am duels.
Aric Almirola (Stewart-Haas) withstood an enormous assault from Joey Logano in the final lap to win the first duel. He led 52 of 60 qualifying laps, whereas Christopher Bell (Joe Gibbs Racing) handed Logano simply earlier than the line to complete second, adopted by Ryan Newman, Logano and Ryan Preece to finish the prime 5.
Denny Hamlin, two-time defending Daytona 500 winner, who’s trying to turn into the first driver in historical past to win three consecutive editions of the Great American Race, was thirteenth. He needed to push his # 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota into the pits after the race as a result of he ran out of gasoline on the final lap, after taking the white flag in fourth place.
The second duel was dominated by Austin Dillon (Richard Childress Racing), who beat Bubba Wallace at the end line. Wallace (23 XI Racing) took the lead on the final lap and held it till the exit of flip 4 when Dillon dived from the prime of the financial institution to cross below Wallace’s # 23 Toyota.
It was Dillon’s first Daytona qualifying race to win and he did so by main two laps, like when he received the Daytona 500 in 2018 towards a sure Wallace.
The latter retained second place, adopted by Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott to finish the prime 5.
The beginning grid: