The Starting Lineup for the 2015 Daytona 500

Jordan McAbeeNASCAR News

3rd Annual Sprint Unlimited at Daytona - PracticeWe knew last weekend that Jeff Gordon will lead the field to the green for this year’s Daytona 500, his final full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series. Alongside him will be teammate Jimmie Johnson, as those two posted the fastest speeds in qualifying last Sunday. However, the rest of the starting lineup was yet to be determined; we had to race Thursday night’s Budweiser Duels to figure that out.

From a racing perspective, the two Duel races were entertaining and full of great racing action–hopefully a good precursor for Sunday’s Great American Race. Fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the first race over teammate Jeff Gordon, and the full results can be found here. In the second Duel, Hendrick patriarch Jimmie Johnson took the win, making it a night filled with Hendrick domination…much like last Sunday. Will we see much of the same in this year’s Daytona 500? Only time will tell.

2015 Daytona 500 Starting Lineup:

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Carl Edwards
  7. Tony Stewart
  8. Greg Biffle
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. Martin Truex, Jr.
  11. Kevin Harvick
  12. Reed Sorenson
  13. Kasey Kahne
  14. Ryan Blaney
  15. Jamie McMurray
  16. Justin Allgaier
  17. Landon Cassill
  18. Mike Wallace
  19. Cole Whitt
  20. Danica Patrick
  21. Paul Menard
  22. Ryan Newman
  23. Michael McDowell
  24. Kurt Busch
  25. J.J. Yeley
  26. David Gilliland
  27. Michael Annett
  28. David Ragan
  29. Kyle Larson
  30. Austin Dillon
  31. Ty Dillon
  32. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
  33. Aric Almirola
  34. Michael Waltrip
  35. Matt Kenseth
  36. Johnny Sauter
  37. Denny Hamlin
  38. Brad Keselowski
  39. Trevor Bayne
  40. A.J. Allmendinger
  41. Sam Hornish, Jr.
  42. Casey Mears
  43. Bobby Labonte