Coke Zero starting lineup set after Daytona International Speedway qualifying
The NASCAR Daytona starting lineup is set following qualifying today. The race will take place tomorrow on July 1st, 2017.
View the full Daytona starting lineup below.
Round one Daytona Qualifying Results: 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr; 2. Chase Elliott; 3. Joey Logano; 4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 5. Kasey Kahne; 6. Brad Keselowski; 7. Ryan Blaney; 8. Danica Patrick; 9. Kevin Harvick; 10. Clint Bowyer; 11. Jamie McMurray; 12. Jimmie Johnson;
Kyle Busch was fastest in Daytona practice speeds yesterday. However, today he managed 16th.
Kevin Harvick led early in the final round of July Daytona qualifying. The 7th car out, Brad Keselowski, took away the top spot.
The fastest cars from round 1 will enter the highbanks of Daytona last. Chase Elliott and Dale Jr are the last cars to take to the 2.5 mile track. Chase Elliott first, he takes the top spot.
Dale Earnhardt Jr is last to go. Can he start on pole for possibly his final start at Daytona?! He’s in the green!
Dale Earnhardt Jr to the top of the board! Place another stake in the Earnhardt column at Daytona! It might be his final MENCS race at Daytona. But, Dale Jr will start it from the pole. He will lead the starting grid to green in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
View the full 2017 Daytona starting lineup below.
It’s the 14th career NASCAR Cup Series pole for Dale Earnhardt Jr. In order to realistically make the 2017 MENCS Playoffs, Dale Jr needs a win. This is a good start to his weekend at Daytona.
Dale Earnhardt Jr is the recipiant of the Coors Light Pole Award. He comments, “I have to give HMS a lot of credit.”
He explained, “Particularly, for me personally it seams like it’s been the #24 bunch. We’ve kinda been pushing each other over the last several years in qualifying at Daytona and Talladega. It’s been a healthy competition. I think that’s why we win poles and qualifying so well at some of these races. A healthy competition within the company.”
How’s the car? Dale Jr, “The car, I don’t do anything in qualifying but just hold the wheel and make sure it don’t hit the apron. Otherwise, the car does every thing. A lot of credit to the power, the body man back at the shop. All that stuff’s so critical.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr stats at Daytona are special; 2-time Daytona 500 winner, 2-time Coke 400 winner, 6-time Xfinity winner, 5 qualifier wins and 2 Shootout wins
The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero 400 is set. The race will take place tomorrow night at Daytona International Speedway. The green flag will drop at 7:30 ET.
Author: Shane Walters
July 2017 Daytona Starting Lineup
Coke Zero 400
July 1st, 2017
|1||Dale Earnhardt Jr||47.127|
|6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||47.367|
|25||Martin Truex Jr||47.815|
|31||Darrell Wallace Jr||48.145|