Cup Series

Daytona 500 Qualifying: Byron and Bowman on front row

Much of the buzz surrounding the 2019 Daytona 500 has been about the new Ford Mustang. All the blue oval drivers and teams have been praising how much better this car will be than the Fusion. Nobody tell the guys at Hendrick Motorsports, because they just made a statement in Daytona 500 Qualifying.

William Byron in the #24 Axalta Chevy ran the fastest time of 46.319 to secure the pole for the Great American Race. Alex Bowman will start beside him on the outside pole with a time of 46.355. Hendrick has the next row covered as well with Jimmie Johnson 3rd and Chase Elliott in 4th.

Byron’s pole makes it five straight times that a Hendrick Motorsports driver will lead the field to green in the Daytona 500. In 2015 it was Jeff Gordon, Chase Elliott in 2016 & 2017, while Alex Bowman was last year’s fastest qualifier. In addition to being five straight for Hendrick, this marks the 700th Cup Series Pole for Chevrolet.

Full Qualifying Results

  1. 24-William Byron
  2. 88-Alex Bowman
  3. 48-Jimmie Johnson
  4. 9-Chase Elliott
  5. 8-Daniel Hemric
  6. 22-Joey Logano
  7. 19-Martin Truex Jr.
  8. 14-Clint Bowyer
  9. 2-Brad Keselowski
  10. 3-Austin Dillon
  11. 21-Paul Menard
  12. 11-Denny Hamlin
  13. 18-Kyle Busch
  14. 20-Erik Jones
  15. 4-Kevin Harvick
  16. 31-Tyler Reddick
  17. 12-Ryan Blaney
  18. 17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  19. 10-Aric Almirola
  20. 41-Daniel Suarez
  21. 1-Kurt Busch
  22. 37-Chris Buescher
  23. 38-David Ragan
  24. 6-Ryan Newman
  25. 34-Michael McDowell
  26. 27-Casey Mears
  27. 71-Ryan Truex
  28. 47-Ryan Preece
  29. 40-Jamie McMurray
  30. 95-Matt DiBenedetto
  31. 62-Brendan Gaughan
  32. 42-Kyle Larson
  33. 43-Bubba Wallace
  34. 13-Ty Dillon
  35. 36-Matt Tifft
  36. 96-Parker Kligerman
  37. 15-Ross Chastain
  38. 00-Landon Cassill
  39. 32-Corey Lajoie
  40. 52-Cody Ware
  41. 51-BJ McLeod
  42. 66-Joey Gase
Nate Zimmerly
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