CUP: Daytona Friday Notebook

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[FRIDAY 7:44 am ET]

Good morning, race fans. It’s another beautiful day in Daytona Beach, where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race tonight. Here’s the SPEED on-track schedule for today.

• NASCAR Live! (SPEED, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., LIVE)

• NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice (SPEED, 11 a.m. to Noon, LIVE)

• NASCAR Live! (SPEED, Noon to 12:30 p.m., LIVE)

• NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice (SPEED, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30, LIVE)

• NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying (SPEED, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., LIVE)

• Trackside (SPEED, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., LIVE)

• NCWTS Setup (SPEED, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LIVE)

• NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (SPEED, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., LIVE)

• SPEED Center (SPEED, 10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., LIVE)

And with the Budweiser Duel in the books, here’s the starting lineup for Sunday’s 55th Annual Daytona 500:

Row 1: Danica Patrick, No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet

Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet

Row 2: Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet

Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M's Toyota

Row 3: Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford

Kasey Kahne, No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet

Row 4: Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet

Austin Dillon, No. 33 Honeynut Cheerios Chevrolet

Row 5: Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet

Clint Bowyer, No. 15 5-hour Energy Toyota

Row 6: Kurt Busch, No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet

Matt Kenseth, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota

Row 7: Tony Stewart, No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet

Mark Martin, No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota

Row 8: Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Miller Lite Ford

Paul Menard, No. 27 Menards/Peak Chevrolet

Row 9: Casey Mears, No. 13 GEICO Ford

Jeff Burton, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet

Row 10: Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet

Jamie McMurray, No. 1 McDonald's Chevrolet

Row 11: Joey Logano, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford

David Ragan, No. 34 Detail Doctor Ford

Row 12: Bobby Labonte, No. 47 Kroger Toyota

Marcos Ambrose, No. 9 Stanley Ford

Row 13: David Gilliland, No. 38 Love's Travel Stops Ford

Aric Almirola, No. 43 Smithfield Ford

Row 14: Joe Nemechek, No. 87 Constructors

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Best Buy Ford

Row 15: Michael Waltrip, No. 26, Sandy Hook School Support Fund Toyota

Dave Blaney, No. 7 Florida Lottery Chevrolet

Row 16: Scott Speed, No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Ford

Josh Wise, No. 35 MDS Transport Ford

Row 17: Trevor Bayne, No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford

Ryan Newman, No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet

Row 18: Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota

Carl Edwards, No. 99 Fastenal Ford

Row 19: Martin Truex Jr., No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota

Michael McDowell, No. 98 K-Love/Curb Records Ford

Row 20: Terry Labonte, No. 32 C&J Energy Services Ford

Regan Smith, No. 51 Phoenix Construction Chevrolet

Row 21: JJ Yeley, No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet

David Reutimann, No. 83 Burger King Toyota

Row 22: Travis Kvapil, No. 93 Burger King Toyota

Did Not Qualify: Brian Keselowski, Mike Bliss

Tom Jensen is the Editor in Chief of, Senior NASCAR Editor at RACER and a contributing Editor for You can follow him online at