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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