Listen to the Daytona 500 here today! So here are the big story lines


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Today is the Daytona 500 the kickoff of the 2019 NASCAR season and there are plenty of interesting storylines worth following. It marks the debut of the Ford Mustang replacing the Taurus that won the 2018 NASCAR Championship.

Meanwhile, Chevy and Toyota feel that they come to Daytona with great expectations headed into what should be an exciting 2019 season.

Chevy has two young talented drivers on the poll for the race William Byron and Alex Bowman will start on the front row for today’s 500. But there are powerful teams representing Ford and Toyota that feel they have a strong chance to win at Daytona.

Ford has Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano will start third and fourth, respectively. They the two Can-Am Duels on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway that set the rest of the field for the Daytona 500.

The race can be heard in the Tampa Bay area on Sports Talk Florida WHBO 1040 AM. The Daytona 500 can be seen Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX and streamed on the Fox Sports app with a pay TV subscription.

You can also do a seven day trial on any of the streaming services like Sling, HULU Live TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, and others.

Here is the starting grid for the 2019 Daytona 500.

Pos   Car   Driver       Team

1       24     William Byron Axalta Chevrolet

2       88     Alex Bowman  Nationwide Chevrolet

3       4       Kevin Harvick  Busch Beer Car2Can Ford

4       22     Joey Logano     Shell Pennzoil Ford

5       17     Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford

6       14     Clint Bowyer    Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Ford

7       21     Paul Menard    Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford

8       10     Aric Almirola   Smithfield Ford

9       95     Matt DiBenedetto   Procore Toyota

10     11     Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota

11     19     Martin Truex Jr.        Bass Pro Shops Toyota

12     1       Kurt Busch        Monster Energy Chevrolet

13     43     Bubba Wallace         Aftershokz Chevrolet

14     12     Ryan Blaney     Menards/Peak Ford

15     37     Chris Buescher          Kleenex Wet Wipes Chevrolet

16     40     Jamie McMurray     McDonald’s/Cessna/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet

17     48     Jimmie Johnson       Ally Chevrolet

18     9       Chase Elliott    NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet

19     6       Ryan Newman Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Ford

20     3       Austin Dillon    Dow Chevrolet

21     47     Ryan Preece # Kroger.com Chevrolet

22     13     Ty Dillon  GEICO Chevrolet

23     41     Daniel Suarez  Haas Automation Ford

24     38     David Ragan    Select Blinds Ford

25     96     Parker Kligerman     Gaunt Brothers Racing/Toyota Toyota

26     42     Kyle Larson       Credit One Bank Chevrolet

27     00     Landon Cassill PERMATEX Chevrolet

28     20     Erik Jones         Sport Clips Toyota

29     8       Daniel Hemric #       Bass Pro Shops/Caterpillar Chevrolet

30     62     Brendan Gaughan  Beard Oil Distributing/South Point Chevrolet

31     18     Kyle Busch        M&M’s Chocolate Bar Toyota

32     32     Corey LaJoie    Old Spice Ford

33     36     Matt Tifft #       Speedco Ford

34     34     Michael McDowell  Love’s Travel Stops Ford

35     2       Brad Keselowski       Discount Tire Ford

36     15     Ross Chastain  Chevrolet

37     52     Cody Ware #    Winn Dixie Chevrolet

38     51     BJ McLeod        Jacob Companies Chevrolet

39     31     Tyler Reddick  Symbicort Chevrolet

40     27     Casey Mears    Chevrolet

DNQ 66     Joey Gase        Medic Air Systems Inc./Fan Memories Toyota

DNQ 71     Ryan Truex       Accell Construction Inc. Chevrolet

 

 

 

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