Daytona Duel: GM Racing preview

GATORADE DUEL AT DAYTONA * Chevrolet has won 41 of 96 Gatorade Duel races held beginning in 1959, more than any other manufacturer (the two-race event was not run in 1968 due to weather issues) * Jimmie Johnson, No. 48...

GATORADE DUEL AT DAYTONA

* Chevrolet has won 41 of 96 Gatorade Duel races held beginning in 1959, more than any other manufacturer (the two-race event was not run in 1968 due to weather issues)

* Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's Impala SS, will start on the pole of the Gatorade 150-mile Qualifying Race No. 1 as a result of being the fastest qualifier of the 53 entries for the Daytona 500

+ Johnson will start on the pole of the 50th running of the Daytona 500 no matter where he finishes in his 150-mile race

* Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Impala SS, leads active Team Chevy drivers with four Gatorade Duel victories - '93, '02, '06, '07

* Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Impala SS has won two of the qualifying races - '03, '04

+ Went on to win Daytona 500 in '04

* A total of 12 Impala SS drivers will start the first Gatorade 150-mile race

+ Johnson, on the pole

+ Joe Nemechek, No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Impala SS, starts 2nd

+ Casey Mears, No. 5 Kellogg's/CARQUEST Impala SS, starts 3rd

+ Earnhardt, Jr., starts 5th

+ Scott Riggs, No. 66 State Water Heaters Impala SS, starts 8th

+ Regan Smith, No. 01 The Principal Financial Group Impala SS, starts 10th

+ Kenny Wallace, No. 87 Furniture Row Racing Impala SS, starts 11th

+ Jeremy Mayfield, No. 70 Midnight Moon Impala SS, starts 12th

+ Paul Menard, No. 15 Menards/Peak Impala SS, starts 16th

+ Martin Truex, Jr., No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Impala SS, starts17th

+ Clint Bowyer, No. 07 Jack Daniel's Impala SS, starts 21st

+ Sterling Marlin, No. 09 Miccosukee Resorts Impala SS, starts 25th

* A total of seven Impala SS drivers will start the second Gatorade 150-mile race

+ Gordon, starts 6th

+ Mark Martin, No. 8 U.S. Army Impala SS, starts 12th

+ Eric McClure, No. 37 Hefty Impala SS, starts 19th

+ Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Impala SS, starts 21st

+ Jeff Burton, No. 31 AT&T Impala SS, starts 24th

+ John Andretti, No. 34 Makoto Impala SS, starts 25th

+ Stanton Barrett, No. 50 NOS Energy Drink, starts 26th

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Jeremy Mayfield , Kevin Harvick , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Sterling Marlin , Casey Mears , Jimmie Johnson , Scott Riggs , Martin Truex Jr. , Stanton Barrett , Paul Menard , Regan Smith , Clint Bowyer , Eric McClure , Mark Martin
Teams Furniture Row Racing