Saturday, February 07, 2009

Daytona 500 quaifying order is out

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet is scheduled to be the first car on the track Sunday in qualifying for the Daytona 500.
The draw for qualifying order was held Saturday morning, with Gordon's team getting the first slot. Kasey Kahne, David Stremme and Bobby Labonte will be next. Jimmie Johnson is scheduled to go out ninth. Carl Edwards has the No. 17 spot and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is set to go out 30th.
Cars in the top 35 go first followed by the 22 go-or-go-home cars. Brad Keselowski goes out first among the cars that have to race their way into next Sunday's race. James Hylton is the last car scheduled to go out.
Practice for Daytona 500 has begun at the track. Fifteen minutes into the two-hour session we've had 25 cars make their first runs. Bill Elliott's Ford is at the top of the list at 10:50 am with Dale Earnhardt Jr. second.
Here's the qualifying order for tomorrow:
1. Jeff Gordon; 2. Kasey Kahne; 3. David Stremme; 4. Bobby Labonte; 5. Kurt Busch, 6; Brian Vickers; 7. John Andretti; 8. Mark Martin; 9. Jimmie Johnson; 10. Robby Gordon; 11. Juan Pablo Montoya; 12. Kevin Harvick; 13. Aric Almirola; 14. Greg Biffle; 15; Scott Speed; 16. Reed Sorenson; 17. Carl Edwards; 18. CaseyMears; 19. Michael Waltrip; 20. David Reutimann; 21. Jeff Burton; 22. Paul Menard; 23. Ryan Newman; 24. Jamie McMurray; 25. David Ragan; 26. Elliott Sadler; 27. Sam Hornish Jr.; 28. Martin Truex Jr.; 29. Martin Ambrose; 30. Dale Earnhardt Jr.; 31. Denny Hamlin; 32. Matt Kenseth; 33. Joey Logano; 34. Clint Bowyer; 35. Kyle Busch.
(go-or-go-home cars)
36. Brad Keselowski; 37. Jeremy Mayfield; 38. Mike Garvey; 39. Kirk Shelmerdine; 40. Mike Skinner; 41. Travis Kvapil; 42. Mike Wallace; 43. Tony Stewart; 44. Bill Elliott; 45. Geoff Bodine; 46. Kelly Bires; 47. Terry Labonte; 48. Boris Said; 49. Derrike Cope; 50. Regan Smith; 51. Joe Nemechek. 52. AJ Allmendinger; 53. Norm Benning; 54. Tony Raines; 55. Carl Long; 56. Scott Riggs; 57. James Hylton.


Anonymous said...

Afer all the fuss about the babys driving top cars looks like old school is making a good showing!!! This is gonna be a good year!!