Chase Elliott won the Can-Am Duel #1 & Denny Hamlin won the Can-Am Duel #2 at Daytona

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Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Starting from pole Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet won the Can-Am Duel #1 at Daytona International Speedway, his 1st win in the qualifying event. 2nd Place Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna McDonald’s Chevrolet, started from 12th place. 3rd Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford, started from 4th place.

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A view of cars racing during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

4th Place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, started from 2nd place followed by 5th place Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Toyota, started from 5th place. 6th Place Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford, started from 10th place followed by 7th place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota, started from 3rd place. 8th Place Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Foods Ford, started from 13th place followed by 9th place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 9th place. Lastly in the Top was Car 72 Cole Whitt Florida Lottery Ford, in 10th place, started from 18th place.

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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, and Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 2 Cautions for 7 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 27 for Competition, 2nd Caution on lap 50 for Car 55 Reed Sorenson Toyota, 27, 83 Crash on the Frontstretch.

The race had 6 Lead Changes among 3 drivers: C. Elliott 1; B. Keselowski 2-11; Kyle Busch 12; B. Keselowski 13-24; Kyle Busch 25-30; B. Keselowski 31-36; C. Elliott 37-60.

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Starting from 3rd place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota won the Can-Am Duel #2 at Daytona International Speedway, his 3rd win in the qualifying event. 2nd Place Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 Ford, started from 2nd place. 3rd Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, started from 11th place.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

4th Place Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger Click List Chevrolet, started from 14th place followed by 5th place Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet, started from 13th place. 6th Place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet, started from pole followed by 7th place Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Ford, started from 12th place. 8th Place Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet,
started from 5th place followed by 9th place Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet, started from 8th place. Lastly in the Top was Car 13 Ty Dillon # GEICO Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 6th place.

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Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Mobil 1 Ford, races Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Canadian Car 96 DJ Kennington Lordco/Castrol Toyota just raced his way into the Daytona 500 2017. DJ Kennington was a former driver in the Canadian Tire Series/Pinty’s Series.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota, lead a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 2 Cautions for 8 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 27 for Competition. 2nd Caution on lap 48 for Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet Crash in Turn 3.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, leads Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 5 Lead Changes among 3 drivers: D. Earnhardt Jr. 1-2; D. Hamlin 3-4; D. Earnhardt Jr. 5-27; R. Blaney 28-30; D. Earnhardt Jr. 31-58; D. Hamlin 59-60.

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(Top L-R) Howard Augustine ‘Humpy’ Wheeler, Jr, Mike Joy, Shannon Spake, Ray Evernham, Kyle Petty, Richard ‘The King’ Petty, Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip, Zane Stoddard (Bottom L-R) Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, Cristela Alonzo, Brian Fee, Daniel Suarez, and Chase Elliott attend the ‘Cars 3’ NASCAR Collaboration Announcement on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 0
Unofficial Race Results for the Can-Am Duel At Daytona 1 – Sunday, February 26, 2017
Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL – 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 60 Laps – 150 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet 60 Running
2. 12. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna McDonald’s Chevrolet 60 Running
3. 4. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford 60 Running
4. 2. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 60 Running
5. 5. Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Toyota 60 Running
6. 10. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 60 Running
7. 3. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota 60 Running
8. 13. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Foods Ford 60 Running
9. 9. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 60 Running
10. 18. Car 72 Cole Whitt Florida Lottery Ford 60 Running
11. 8. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 60 Running
12. 6. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 60 Running
13. 7. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 60 Running
14. 15. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto EJ Wade Construction Ford 60 Running
15. 14. Car 34 Landon Cassill Love’s Ford 60 Running
16. 16. Car 37 Chris Buescher Cottonelle Mega Roll Chevrolet 60 Running
17. 20. Car 23 Joey Gase(i) Best Home Furnishings Toyota 60 Running
18. 21. Car 83 * Corey LaJoie Dustless Blasting Toyota 60 Running
19. 17. Car 75 * Brendan Gaughan(i) Beard Oil Distributing Chevrolet 60 Running
20. 11. Car 27 Paul Menard Menards/Peak Chevrolet 59 Running
21. 19. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Toyota 48 Accident
Time of Race: 0 Hrs, 56 Mins, 13 Secs. Average Speed: 160.095 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.156 Seconds

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: #55 (unapproved transmission change). Failed to Qualify: N/A
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Feb. 26, 2017 – Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications @ P.O. Box 2875, Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2875

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 0
Unofficial Race Results for the Can-Am Duel At Daytona 2 – Sunday, February 26, 2017
Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL – 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 60 Laps – 150 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 3. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 60 Running
2. 2. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 Ford 60 Running
3. 11. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford 60 Running
4. 14. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger Click List Chevrolet 60 Running
5. 13. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 60 Running
6. 1. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 60 Running
7. 12. Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Ford 60 Running
8. 5. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 60 Running
9. 8. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 60 Running
10. 6. Car 13 Ty Dillon # GEICO Chevrolet 60 Running
11. 16. Car 38 David Ragan Camping World Ford 60 Running
12. 15. Car 95 Michael McDowell K-Love Radio Chevrolet 60 Running
13. 7. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 60 Running
14. 4. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 60 Running
15. 19. Car 96 * DJ Kennington Lordco/Castrol Toyota 60 Running
16. 18. Car 7 * Elliott Sadler(i) Golden Corral Chevrolet 60 Running
17. 17. Car 15 Michael Waltrip Aaron’s Toyota 60 Running
18. 20. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Little Joes Autos/Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 60 Running
19. 10. Car 77 Erik Jones # 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota 59 Running
20. 9. Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 55 Accident
21. 21. Car 51 * Timmy Hill(i) Spoonful of Music Foundation/Bubba Burger Chevrolet Engine

Time of Race: 0 Hrs, 57 Mins, 20 Secs. Average Speed: 156.977 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.214 Seconds.

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: #15 (unapproved transmission change). Failed to Qualify: N/A.
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Feb. 26, 2017 – Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications @ P.O. Box 2875, Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2875

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