Daytona Duels 2020 live updates, outcomes, highlights from Daytona 500 certifying races

Buildup to the Daytona 500 and a fresh season of NASCAR Cup Series racing is lastly here, with the Daytona Duels happening Thursday night.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman have actually currently declared the very first 2 areas in the field through pole certifying, however whatever else is up for grabs. The outcomes of Duel 1 will set the within row for Sunday’s race, and the outcomes of Duel 2 will set the outdoors row. There are likewise 2 areas for the Daytona 500 that require to be filled, making Thursday night vital for chauffeurs who have not yet certified.

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Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 in 2015, while Austin Dillon declared the success in 2018.

We’re monitoring live updates and highlights from Thursday night’s Bluegreen Vacations Duel races at Daytona. Follow along below.

Daytona 500 beginning lineup

Duel 1 results

The very first battle race developed the within row for the Daytona500 (See listed below for highlights from the fight.)

Here’s what the within row will appear like Sunday:

Starting position Driver Car No.
1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47
3. Joey Logano 22
5. Aric Almirola 10
7. Ryan Newman 6
9. Brad Keselowski 2
11 Bubba Wallace 43
13 Austin Dillon 3
15 Martin Truex Jr. 42
17 Christopher Bell 95
19 Chris Buescher 17
21 Denny Hamlin 11
23 John Hunter Nemechek 38
25 Chase Elliott 9
27 Ryan Blaney 12
29 Clint Bowyer 14
31 Ryan Preece 37
33 Justin Haley 16
35 Reed Sorenson 27
37 Quin Houff 00
39 Joey Gase 51

Daytona Duels 2020 live updates, highlights

10: 37 p.m.– Harvick is still ahead.

10: 35 p.m.– Back to green. Twelve more laps.

10: 24 p.m.– Caution flag is out for a considerable wreck.

10: 19 p.m.– All cars and trucks have actually pitted at this moment.

10: 14 p.m.– We’re midway finished with Duel 2.

10: 07 p.m.– Through 20 tidy laps, Bowman remains in top place, Erik Jones remains in 2nd and Kurt Busch remains in 3rd. Top of the field stays fluid.

9: 58 p.m.– Kevin Harvick holds an early benefit. Matt DiBenedetto and William Byron are simply behind him.

9: 52 p.m.– Duel 2 has actually begun. This race will set the outdoors row for the Daytona 500.

9: 37 p.m.– Duel 2 must start in the next 10 minutes or two.

Duel 1

9: 14 p.m.– Logano hangs on to win Duel 1. He won his battle here in 2019. Aric Almirola ended up second and Ryan Newman ended up third.

9: 12 p.m.– Stenhouse Jr. is making a strong last push. Far, however, Logano is holding consistent.

9: 08 p.m.– Logano is downing along well with less than 10 laps to go.

9: 04 p.m.– Stenhouse Jr. falls back, and Logano gains complete ownership of top place with 14 laps staying.

9: 01 p.m.– Stenhouse Jr. and Joey Logano are now running neck-and-neck at the front.

8: 57 p.m.– We’re back to green after that crash. Twenty-three more laps stay in Duel 1.

8: 45 p.m.– Update: Suarez is provided for the night, and by extension, likewise ended up for the weekend.

8: 44 p.m– Caution is out after the very first crash of the night. Daniel Suarez– who is still defending a location in the Daytona 500– was associated with the wreck.

8: 38 p.m.– Drivers are beginning to pit.

8: 31 p.m.– Stenhouse Jr., who has actually currently clinched the leading beginning area in the Daytona 500, continues to speed the field here in Duel 1. Behind him is a range of veteran chauffeurs continuously rotating positions. Now it’s Elliott in 2nd and Clint Bowyer in 3rd.

8: 23 p.m.– Stenhouse Jr., Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin lead the pack through 5 laps.

8: 17 p.m.– Duel 1 is formally in progress about an hour behind set up.

Weather hold-up

8: 08 p.m.– Looks like we’re about to start genuine this time.

8: 01 p.m.– Good news: Drivers are headed back to their cars and trucks.

7: 48 p.m.– Nothing brand-new to report on the hold-up. When Duel 1 may be able to take location tonight, it’s still uncertain.

7: 26 p.m.– Heavy task devices being generated.

7: 16 p.m.– After engines were fired up and wheels were rolling, rain heightened. Warning is out.

7: 15 p.m.– Oh nooooo.

7: 10 p.m.– Engines fired. Cars and trucks moving.

7: 08 p.m.– No hold-ups in sight. Battle 1 will get underway.

7 p.m.– Hello, everybody. Invite to a brand-new NASCAR season. There’s some light rain at Daytona today however absolutely nothing too major. Ideally there will not be a hold-up.