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DATE: Thursday, Feb. 20
SITE: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Fla.
TRACK: 2.5-mile tri-oval
CAPACITY: 146,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 56th
TELEVISION: FOX Sports 1
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: Approximately 9 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Daytona 500 time trials were held on Feb. 16
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kyle Busch (Race 2)
RUNNER-UP: Kasey Kahne (Race 2)
MILES: 150
LAPS: 60
 
2013 Finish (Race 2)
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Kyle Busch46Mark Martin14
2Kasey Kahne37Paul Menard7
3Austin Dillon88Jeff Burton10
4Clint Bowyer99Jamie McMurray11
5Matt Kenseth510David Ragan15
2013 Budweiser Duel (Race 2) Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 193.966 mph
TIME OF RACE: 46 mins., 24 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.093 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 0 for 0 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 6 among 5 drivers
Past Budweiser Duel (Race 2) Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 - Race 2 -- Kyle Busch (4) -- Toyota -- 193.966 mph
2012 - Race 2 -- Matt Kenseth (7) -- Ford -- 194.175 mph
2011 - Race 2 -- Jeff Burton (4) -- Chevrolet -- 136.571 mph
2010 - Race 2 -- Kasey Kahne (14) -- Ford -- 174.644 mph
2009 - Race 2 -- Kyle Busch (8) -- Toyota -- 157.251 mph
2008 - Race 2 -- Denny Hamlin (5) -- Toyota -- 128.428 mph
2007 - Race 2 -- Jeff Gordon (4) -- Chevrolet -- 154.950 mph
2006 - Race 2 -- Jeff Gordon (1) -- Chevrolet -- 146.490 mph
2005 - Race 2 -- Tony Stewart (13) -- Chevrolet -- 145.161 mph
2004 - Race 2 -- Elliott Sadler (1) -- Chevrolet -- 182.334 mph
2003 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1) -- Chevrolet -- 180.868 mph
2002 - Race 2 -- Michael Waltrip (4) -- Chevrolet -- 131.930 mph
2001 - Race 2 -- Mike Skinner (4) -- Chevrolet -- 162.338 mph
2000 - Race 2 -- Ricky Rudd (1) -- Ford -- 188.048 mph
1999 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt (5) -- Chevrolet -- 155.280 mph
1998 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt (2) -- Chevrolet -- 147.203 mph
1997 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt (5) -- Chevrolet -- 162.749 mph
1996 - Race 2 -- Ernie Irvan (1) -- Ford) -- 186.027 mph
1995 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt (1) -- Chevrolet) -- 131.887 mph
1994 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt (1) -- Chevrolet -- 146.771 mph
1993 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt (4) -- Chevrolet -- 157.288 mph
1992 - Race 2 -- Bill Elliott (1) -- Ford -- 169.811 mph
1991 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt (3) -- Chevrolet -- 156.794 mph
1990 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt (1) -- Chevrolet -- 157.123 mph
1989 - Race 2 -- Terry Labonte (3) -- Ford -- 189.554 mph
1988 - Race 2 -- Darrell Waltrip (2) -- Chevrolet -- 133.889 mph
1987 - Race 2 -- Benny Parsons (5) -- Chevrolet -- 182.778 mph
1986 - Race 2 -- Dale Earnhardt (2) -- Chevrolet -- 153.270 mph
1985 - Race 2 -- Cale Yarborough (1) -- Ford -- 155.387 mph
1984 - Race 2 -- Bobby Allison (2) -- Buick -- 139.578 mph
1983 - Race 2 -- Neil Bonnett (2) -- Chevrolet -- 122.183 mph
1982 - Race 2 -- Buddy Baker (7) -- Buick -- 144.509 mph
1981 - Race 2 -- Darrell Waltrip (1) -- Buick -- 152.905 mph
1980 - Race 2 -- Donnie Allison (1) -- Oldsmobile -- 165.441 mph
1979 - Race 2 -- Darrell Waltrip (2) -- Oldsmobile -- 153.009 mph
1978 - Race 2 -- Darrell Waltrip (4) -- Chevrolet -- 169.583 mph
1977 - Race 2 -- Cale Yarborough (4) -- Chevrolet -- 171.429 mph
1976 - Race 2 -- Darrell Waltrip (10) -- Chevrolet --156.250 mph
1975 - Race 2 -- David Pearson (1) -- Mercury -- 156.958 mph
1974 - Race 2 -- Cale Yarborough (3) -- Chevrolet -- 129.724 mph
1973 - Race 2 -- Coo Coo Marlin (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 157.177 mph
1972 - Race 2 -- Bobby Allison (2) -- Chevrolet -- 178.217 mph
1971 - Race 2 -- David Pearson (4) -- Mercury -- 168.728 mph
1970 - Race 2 -- Charlie Glotzbach (2) -- Dodge -- 147.734 mph
1969 - Race 2 -- Bobby Isaac (1) -- Dodge -- 151.668 mph
1968 - No Event Held
1967 - Race 2 -- Fred Lorenzen (6) -- Ford -- 174.583 mph
1966 - Race 2 -- Earl Balmer (6) -- Dodge -- 153.257 mph
1965 - Race 2 -- Junior Johnson (1) -- Ford -- 111.076 mph
1964 - Race 2 -- Bobby Isaac (4) -- Dodge -- 169.811 mph
1963 - Race 2 -- Johnny Rutherford (9) -- Chevrolet -- 162.969 mph
1962 - Race 2 -- Joe Weatherly (3) -- Pontiac --145.395 mph
1961 - Race 2 -- Joe Weatherly (1) -- Pontiac -- 152.671 mph
1960 - Race 2 -- Jack Smith (1) -- Pontiac -- 146.520 mph
Budweiser Duel Race 2 Starting Lineup - Entry List
StrDriver, HometownCar/Name
1.Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ)No. 78 Chevrolet (195.852 mph)
2.Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO)No. 99 Ford (195.712 mph)
3.Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI)No. 2 Ford (195.296 mph)
4.Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA)No. 24 Chevrolet (195.042 mph)
5.Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI)No. 27 Chevrolet (194.919 mph)
6.Brian Scott (Boise, ID)No. 33 Chevrolet (194.776 mph)
7.Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA)No. 48 Chevrolet (194.637 mph)
8.Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA)No. 13 Ford (194.582 mph)
9.Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)No. 7 Chevrolet (194.574 mph)
10.Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS)No. 15 Toyota (194.523 mph)
11.Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA)No. 11 Toyota (194.477 mph)
12.Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)No. 42 Chevrolet (194.410 mph)
13.Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)No. 21 Ford (194.334 mph)
14.Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV)No. 41 Chevrolet (194.078 mph)
15.Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)No. 51 Chevrolet (193.616 mph)
16.Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)No. 40 Chevrolet (193.372 mph)
17.Michael Waltrip (Owensboro, KY)No. 66 Toyota (193.428 mph)
18.Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)No. 35 Ford (192.905 mph)
19.Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO)No. 1 Chevrolet (192.695 mph)
20.David Ragan (Unadilla, GA)No. 34 Ford (192.328 mph)
21.Terry Labonte (Corpus Christi, TX)No. 32 Ford (192.135 mph)
22.Bobby Labonte (Corpus Christi, TX)No. 52 Chevrolet (191.493 mph)
23.Ryan Truex (Mayetta, GA)No. 83 Toyota (190.347 mph)
24.Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC)No. 93 Toyota (189.542 mph)
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to win - Denny Hamlin (Race 2)
NOTES:
The Budweiser Duel is the twin 150-mile qualifying races that will determine the starting positions for the Daytona 500 beyond the front row. In the event of cancellation, the Daytona 500 field will be set according to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rule Book.

In its 56-year history, this will be the first time the Budweiser Duel runs at nighttime.

Austin Dillon placed the famed No. 3 on the pole position for this year's Daytona 500. Dillon became the fifth rookie driver to win the pole for NASCAR's most prestigious race of the season with a lap at 196.019 mph during Sunday's time trials at Daytona International Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. guaranteed himself the second starting position after posting a lap at 195.852 mph.

The starting lineup for each of the two qualifying races was determined in time trials. Drivers who finished in the odd-numbered positions were assigned to the first Duel race, while drivers who finished in the even-numbered positions were placed in the final Duel. Dillon will start first in race 1, and Truex will begin at the front for race 2.

The highest 15 finishers in each Duel race -- excluding the already locked-in front row -- will earn a spot in the Daytona 500, filling in positions 3-32. Based on their finishing positions in the first Duel race, the top-15 will line up on the inside row (odd-number starting positions) for the Daytona 500. The top-15 in the second Duel will start the 500-mile race on the outside row (even-number starting positions).

Starting positions 33-36 will go to the four fastest drivers in time trials that have not already earned a spot based on their finishes in the Duels (outside the top-15). Position 37-42 will be provisional positions and go to the highest six teams in the 2013 Sprint Cup Series owner points that have not already qualified in either the time trials or the Duels.

The 43rd starting position will be assigned to the most recent eligible past Sprint Cup champion who did not make the field by any other method, providing that driver had competed during the 2013 Sprint Cup season. If the 43rd position remains unused, it will be assigned to the next highest team in last year's owner points not already locked into the field.

The 56th running of the Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, Feb.23. Jimmie Johnson is the defending race winner.

02/18 00:57:49 ET

As of February 18, 2014, at 12:59 AM ET