NASCAR results from Daytona International Speedway
Tonight, they’ll set the remainder of the Daytona 500 field. Two races are on deck for tonight. They will set the inside and outside rows for the biggest race of the season this Sunday.
View full 2020 Daytona Duel results below.
The first duel will set the running order for the inside row of the Daytona 500. Minus the pole position, Ricky Stenhouse Jr has locked into that position following qualifying.
There’s been a bit of a weather delay leading to the green. An hour and 20 minutes behind, we’re ready.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Chase Elliott lead them to the starting line. 60 laps and 150 miles of stock car racing are up next…
Green flag, Ricky Stenhouse Jr is clear before turn one. He drops from the top to the bottom and leads with a push from Elliott.
Lap 4, Clint Bowyer leads a charge from the outside lane. He pulls to the number of Stenhouse. He has a line of five Fords behind him.
Lap 7, the outside line has faded. They were unable to keep pace with the larger inside line. Stenhouse continues to lead.
Lap 10, Hamlin pulls out of line from 3rd. He was trying to catch the nose of Clint Bowyer on the outside lane. Instead, Bowyer moved to his outside and left Hamlin in the middle as he drops to 16th.
Lap 11, Stenhouse Jr leads Elliott. Most of the field has formed single file around the outside wall.
Lap 12, Ricky Stenhouse Jr has a large piece of trash on his grill. He remains up front.
Lap 23, all the Chevrolets head for the pit lane. They’re led by Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Lap 24, all four Toyotas pit together. Martin Truex Jr checks up and Bell gets into the back of him. Truex has missed his pit spot and is forced to backup.
Clint Bowyer leads as the Fords have yet to pit.
Lap 31, the Fords are heading to the pit lane. As they checkup, Ryan Blaney left no room for Suarez. Suarez is into the back of Blaney.
The caution is out. Suarez is on the hook as Blaney heads for the pits with door and nose damage.
None of the Ford drivers made it to the pit entry line before the pits closed. All those drivers will be heading to the tail of the field.
“The sensation of movement in the back makes me feel loose,” Hamlin states under yellow.
Hamlin thought he had a flat tire in the Clash race. He ended up spinning and taking out a ton of cars in the process.
Most the field returns to the pit lane. Stenhouse Jr stays out and cycles back to the lead in the process.
Green, Stenhouse leads. Logano is coming with a huge push from Almirola. As they lock bumpers, Logano noses ahead.
Lap 40, Stenhouse attempts to side draft and break them apart. The outside line is clear. Austin Dillon drops to the bottom, he leads the inside line.
Lap 47, the top nine cars run single file around the bottom. Logano leads.
10 to go
Lap 50, the outside lane is rolling with Denny Hamlin. Logano and others see it coming, they move to the top to block it. Hamlin drops to the bottom and he now tries to get something going down there.
8 to go, the entire field is strung out single file around the top.
5 to go, most of the field remains on the top. Ricky Stenhouse Jr leads a smaller train on the bottom with Hamlin on his bumper.
Stenhouse aggressively side drafts. He pulls Almirola off the bumper of Logano. The bottom lane has the momentum. Stenhouse Jr is clear.
4 to go, Logano noses back ahead on the top.
3 to go, side by side up front.
2 to go, Stenhouse is clear but he stays low and doesn’t block the outside lane. Logano back to the lead on the outside.
1 to go, Almirola is glued to the bumper of Logano into turn one. They are clear as the bottom lane dissipates.
Joey Logano wins Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway!
Duel 1 Results
February 13, 2020
NASCAR Cup Series
Daytona International Speedway
Pos | Driver
1. Joey Logano
2. Aric Amirola
3. Ryan Newman
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Bubba Wallace
6. Austin Dillon
7. Martin Truex Jr
8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
9. Christopher Bell
10. Chris Buescher
11. Denny Hamlin
12. John Hunter Nemechek
13. Chase Elliott
14. Ryan Blaney
15. Clint Bowyer
16. Ryan Preece
17. Justin Haley
18. Reed Sorenson
19. Quin Houff
20. Chad Finchum
21. Joey Gase
22. Daniel Suarez