Chase Elliott & Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports make the front row for the 59th Annual Daytona 500

Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 59th Annual Daytona 500 with a lap of 46.663 seconds, 192.872 mph. This is Chase Elliott’s 3rd pole in 42 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his 1st pole & 1st Top 10 start in 2017. This is his 2nd Daytona 500 pole (2016-2017) in 3 races at Daytona International Speedway. Alan Gustafson, crew chief for Chase Elliott, posted his 3rd consecutive Daytona 500 pole (Jeff Gordon, 2015; Chase Elliott, 2016-2017) tieing the record Ernie Elliott set in 1985-1987. Chase Elliott becomes the fifth driver in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history to win consecutive Daytona 500 poles joining Fireball Roberts, Buddy Baker, Bill Elliott, and Ken Schrader. Chase and Bill Elliott are the fourth father-son duo to win the Daytona 500 pole joining Richard and Kyle Petty, Bobby and Davey Allison and Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr.; the Elliott’s are the first father-son duo to win consecutive Daytona 500 poles.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, talks to IndyCar driver Graham Rahal and his girlfriend, Courtney Force (R) during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

2nd Place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet with a time of 46.665 & speed of 192.864mph. Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted his 1st Top 10 start of 2017 and his 23rd in 35 races at Daytona International Speedway. This makes it a Hendrick Motorsports front row for the 59th Annual Daytona 500 based on no unapproved changes & no use of back-up car. 3rd Place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford with a time of 46.707 & speed of 192.691. Brad Keselowski posted his 3rd Top 10 start at Daytona International Speedway. Ty Dillon (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

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Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 TaxAct Ford, drives during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Time Trial Results
Daytona International Speedway
The 59th Annual Daytona 500
Provided by NASCAR Statistics – Sun, February 19, 2017 @ 07:06 PM Eastern
Driver Date Time Speed
Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott 02/15/87 42.783 210.364

Qualifying Round: 2
Position Car Driver Team Time Speed mph
1. Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet 46.663 192.872
2. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 46.665 192.864
3. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 46.707 192.691
4. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 Ford 46.736 192.571
5. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota 46.800 192.308
6. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 46.823 192.213
7. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford 46.829 192.189
8. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 46.853 192.090
9. Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Toyota 46.871 192.016
10. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 46.876 191.996
11. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 46.932 191.767
12. Car 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 47.009 191.453

Qualifying Round: 1
Position Car Driver Team Time Speed mph
1. Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet 46.800 192.308
2. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 46.810 192.267
3. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 46.820 192.226
4. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota 46.826 192.201
5. Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Toyota 46.840 192.143
6. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 46.845 192.123
7. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 Ford 46.854 192.086
8. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 46.855 192.082
9. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 46.859 192.066
10. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 46.864 192.045
11. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford 46.867 192.033
12. Car 13 Ty Dillon # GEICO Chevrolet 46.869 192.025
13. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 46.874 192.004
14. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 46.900 191.898
15. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 46.905 191.877
16. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 46.923 191.804
17. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 46.929 191.779
18. Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 46.937 191.746
19. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 46.944 191.718
20. Car 77 Erik Jones # 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota 46.950 191.693
21. Car 27 Paul Menard Menards/Peak Chevrolet 46.989 191.534
22. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford 47.017 191.420
23. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna McDonald’s Chevrolet 47.023 191.396
24. Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Ford 47.042 191.318
25. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Foods Ford 47.123 190.990
26. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 47.127 190.973
27. Car 34 Landon Cassill Love’s Ford 47.285 190.335
28. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger Click List Chevrolet 47.298 190.283
9. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto EJ Wade Construction Ford 47.355 190.054
30. Car 95 Michael McDowell K-Love Radio Chevrolet 47.438 189.721
31. Car 37 Chris Buescher Cottonelle Mega Roll Chevrolet 47.513 189.422
32. Car 38 David Ragan Camping World Ford 47.518 189.402
33. Car 75 Brendan Gaughan(i) Beard Oil Distributing Chevrolet 47.545 189.294
34. Car 72 Cole Whitt Florida Lottery Ford 47.592 189.107
35. Car 15 Michael Waltrip Aaron’s Toyota 47.599 189.080
36. Car 7 Elliott Sadler(i) Golden Corral Chevrolet 47.730 188.561
37. Car 55 Reed Sorenson Toyota 48.043 187.332
38. Car 96 DJ Kennington Lordco/Castrol Toyota 48.175 186.819
39. Car 23 Joey Gase(i) Best Home Furnishings Toyota 48.428 185.843
40. Car 83 Corey LaJoie Dustless Blasting Toyota 48.584 185.246
41. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Little Joes Autos/Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 48.710 184.767
42. Car 51 Timmy Hill(i) Spoonful of Music Foundation/Bubba Burger 48.886 184.102

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