Daytona Duel: GM Racing preview

CHEVY AT DAYTONA - GATORADE DUEL QUALIFYING RACES Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Monte Carlo SS won the second Duel in 2006 to secure a second-row starting position in last year's Daytona 500. Gordon has captured three Duel career wins. Other ...

CHEVY AT DAYTONA - GATORADE DUEL QUALIFYING RACES

Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Monte Carlo SS won the second Duel in 2006 to secure a second-row starting position in last year's Daytona 500. Gordon has captured three Duel career wins.

Other active Team Chevy drivers with former Duel wins to their credit include Sterling Marlin, No. 14 Waste Management Monte Carlo SS (3 wins), Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 8 Budweiser Monte Carlo SS (2 wins), and Tony Stewart, No. 20 Home Depot Monte Carlo SS (2 wins).

Of the 94 qualifying races run in the past 48 years (rain in '68 cancelled the events), Chevrolet drivers have been to victory lane 39 times, more than any other manufacturer.

28 Team Chevy drivers will participate in the Gatorade Duel line up today. There are 15 Chevrolets in Qualifying Race #1 and 13 Chevrolets in Qualifying Race #2.

two are locked in the top-two starting spots. In addition to the pole qualifier, the odd-number positions (3, 5, 7, etc.) of the highest-ranked 35 finishers in the final 2006 owner's point standings will be assigned to the first race. The same procedure is used for the second race starting with the outside front row position. The lineup for each race is set on the qualifying times for those not in the top-35 at season's end by alternating between the two races utilizing the odd-even formula.

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Sterling Marlin