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With the Can-Am Duels in the books, the starting grid for the Daytona 500 is set. We already knew that Dale Earnhardt Jr’s replacement in the 88 car, Alex Bowman would be starting on the pole with Denny Hamlin in second.

Winning the first duel gave Ryan Blaney the third position and Chase Elliott secured the fourth spot with his win in the second race.

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Joey Logano rounds out the top five, followed by Kevin Harvick, Bubba Wallace, Erik Jones, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Clint Bowyer.

The Busch brothers will start next to each other with Kurt in 11th and Kyle in 12th.

The reining champion, Martin Truex Jr. will start in a disappointing 24th place.

Danica Patrick starts all the way back in 28th, one spot behind Jeff Earnhardt.

Notable names who crashed out of the duels and will start in the back of the field include Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski.

Big names will have a long way to go now that the final starting order for the Daytona 500 is set Sean Gardner / Stringer
Anthony Brown About the author:
Anthony Brown's crowning achievements are rebuilding a $500 Honda VFR and getting rid of his wife's beige Camry. He has owned nine cars in the last ten years, none of them automatic.
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