Single-car qualifying for the 2018 Daytona 500 took place Sunday and set the front row for the 60th running of The Great American Race. It also set the starting lineup for Thursday's Can-Am Duel qualifying races, which will set the rest of the field for the Daytona 500.
2018 Daytona 500 pole winner Alex Bowman and second-place qualifier Denny Hamlin will start first in their respective Duel races, with Bowman leading the field to the green flag in the first Duel at 7 p.m. ET and Hamlin leading the field to green in the second Duel at 9 p.m. ET.
The results of the first Duel on Thursday will set the inside row for the Daytona 500, and the results of the second Duel will set the outside row. Each Duel will be a 60-lap, 150-mile race. All 40 cars that entered this year will compete in the Can-Am Duel qualifying races and make the field for the Daytona 500.
Here is all you need to know about Thursday's Can-Am Duel qualifying races to set the field for Sunday's Daytona 500.
When are Daytona Duels 2018?
Date: Thursday, Feb. 15
Start times: 7 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. ET
Streaming: fubo TV (7-day free trial)
This year's Can-Am Duel qualifying races for the Daytona 500 are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, with the first race starting at 7 p.m. ET and the second race scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.
FS1 will televise both Can-Am Duel qualifying races, with the radio call available via MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Daytona Duels 2018: Qualifying race lineups
Starting lineups for Thursday's Can-Am Duel qualifying races were determined by the finishing order of Sunday's single-car qualifying. The teams that qualified in odd-numbered positions (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) will compete in Duel 1. Even-numbered qualifiers will compete in Duel 2.
|1.||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2.||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3.||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4.||Daniel Suarez||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing|
|6.||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|7.||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|8.||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske|
|9.||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|10.||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske|
|11.||Ryan Newman||Richard Childress Racing|
|12.||Jamie McMurray||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|13.||Darrell Wallace Jr.||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|14.||Ty Dillon||Germain Racing|
|15.||Chris Buescher||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|16.||Brendan Gaughan||Beard Motorsports|
|17.||Justin Marks||Rick Ware Racing|
|18.||Jeffrey Earnhardt||Starcom Racing|
|19.||David Gilliland||RBR Enterprises|
|20.||Gray Gaulding||BK Racing|
|1.||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2.||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3.||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4.||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5.||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6.||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing|
|7.||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing|
|8.||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|9.||Kasey Kahne||Leavine Family Racing|
|10.||Trevor Bayne||Roush Fenway Racing|
|11.||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|12.||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports|
|13.||Martin Truex Jr.||Furniture Row Racing|
|14.||Danica Patrick||Premium Motorsports|
|15.||AJ Allmendinger||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|16.||Matt DiBenedetto||GO FAS Racing|
|17.||DJ Kennington||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|18.||Mark Thompson||Phoenix Air Racing|
|19.||Corey LaJoie||TriStar Motorsports|
|20.||David Ragan||Front Row Motorsports|
Daytona Duels 2018: Format, points payout
Each Can-Am Duel on Thursday will be a 60-lap, 150 mile race. Both Duels again will award regular-season points heading into the Daytona 500.
The winner of each Duel will get 10 points, with one less point per place from second through 10th, which will earn one point. Unlike at the end of stages in Monster Energy Cup Series races, the winner of each Duel will not receive one playoff point.
The points payout for each Duel on Thursday is as follows:
|Place in Duel||Points|
Daytona Duels 2018: Odds for qualifying races
2018 Can-Am Duel odds via Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||8/1|
|Darrell Wallace Jr.||40/1|
|FIELD (all others)||50/1|
|Martin Truex Jr.||7/1|
|FIELD (all others)||100/1|
Daytona Speedweeks schedule 2018
Thursday, Feb. 15
- 11:35 a.m.-12:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series first practice, FS1
- 2:25-3:25 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series second practice, FS1
- 4:35-5:25 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1
- 7:00 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 1 (60 laps, 150 miles), FS1
- 9:00 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 2 (60 laps, 150 miles), FS1
Friday, Feb. 16
- 12:05-12:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series practice, FS1
- 1:05-1:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1
- 2:05-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, FS1
- 3:05-3:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1
- 4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying (single vehicle/two rounds), FS1
- 7:30 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps, 250 miles), FS1
Saturday, Feb. 17
- 9:35 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying (single vehicle/two rounds), FS1
- 12:05-12:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
- 2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series PowerShares QQQ 300 (120 laps, 300 miles), FS1
Sunday, Feb. 18
- 2:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 (200 laps, 500 miles), Fox