Daytona Duels 2018: Qualifying race start times, lineups, format

Thursday's Can-Am Duel qualifying races will set the field for the 2018 Daytona 500. Here are the start times and lineups for both qualifying races.

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

Duel 1

Starting spot Driver Team
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

Duel 2

Starting spot Driver Team
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

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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
1st 10 points
2nd Nine points
3rd Eight points
4th Seven points
5th Six points
6th Five points
7th Four points
8th Three points
9th Two points
10th One point

Daytona Duels 2018: Odds for qualifying races

2018 Can-Am Duel odds via Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.

Duel 1

Driver Odds
Brad Keselowski 2/1
Joey Logano 9/2
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 8/1
Jimmie Johnson 8/1
Ryan Blaney 8/1
Alex Bowman 12/1
William Byron 15/1
Kurt Busch 12/1
Jamie McMurray 15/1
Daniel Suarez 20/1
Aric Almirola 20/1
Ryan Newman 25/1
Darrell Wallace Jr. 40/1
Ty Dillon 40/1
Chris Buecsher 80/1
FIELD (all others) 50/1

Duel 2

Driver Odds
Denny Hamlin 4/1
Kyle Busch 4/1
Chase Elliott 5/1
Kevin Harvick 6/1
Kyle Larson 7/1
Martin Truex Jr. 7/1
Clint Bowyer 12/1
Erik Jones 15/1
Austin Dillon 18/1
Trevor Bayne 20/1
Paul Menard 20/1
Kasey Kahne 35/1
AJ Allmendinger 40/1
Michael McDowell 50/1
Danica Patrick 50/1
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