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It was a Ford kind of day in Daytona with the Blue Ovals grabbing four of the top five spots in qualifying for the 500.

Carl Edwards starts on the pole, with his Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle also starting on the front row next Sunday. Dale Earnhardt, Junior broke up the Ford party, by running third quickest in his Hendrick Chevy. Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears were forth and fifth quickest, both in Fords.

Outside of the front row, the rest of the starting positions will be set by Thursday's Gatorade Duels. The finishing order for 150 mile races will set the starting order for the Great American Race.

Emporia native Clint Bowyer will start Thurdsay's race from the back of the field after his #15 Toyota failed post race inspection. NASCAR says his car was too low in the front.

Three drivers that did not finish in the top 35 in owners points last season have locked themselves into the field, based on their qualifying efforts Sunday. They are defending Daytona 500 race winner Trevor Bayne, David Stremme and Tony Raines.  


Scroll down to see the starting line-ups for Thuesday's Gatorade Duels at Daytona

  Duel #1:     
1 Carl EdwardsFordFastenal   
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevroletDiet Mountain Dew / National Guard   
3 Marcos AmbroseFordStanley   
4 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordFord EcoBoost   
5 Trevor BayneFordMotorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   
6 Tony StewartChevroletOffice Depot / Mobil 1   
7 Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfield "Helping Hungry Homes"   
8 Paul MenardChevroletPeak / Menards   
9 David RaganFordScorpion Truck Bed Liners   
10 A.J. AllmendingerDodgeShell / Pennzoil   
11 Brad KeselowskiDodgeMiller Lite   
12 Kevin HarvickChevroletBudweiser   
13 Jeff BurtonChevroletCaterpillar   
14 Juan MontoyaChevroletTarget   
15 David StremmeToyotaInception Motorsports   
16 Jamie McMurrayChevroletBass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   
17 Danica   
18 Terry LabonteFordC&J Energy   
19 Michael WaltripToyotaAaron's Dream Machine   
20 Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx Express   
21 Michael McDowellFordK-Love / Curb Records   
22 Landon CassillToyotaBurger King   
23 David GillilandFordMHP Power Pak Pudding   
24 Mike   
25 Robby GordonDodgeMapei / Menards / Speed Energy   


  Duel #2:     
1 Greg BiffleFord3M   
2 Casey MearsFordGEICO   
3 Jeff GordonChevroletDrive to End Hunger   
4 Martin Truex Jr.ToyotaNAPA Auto Parts   
5 Mark MartinToyotaAaron's Dream Machine   
6 Jimmie JohnsonChevroletLowe's   
7 Matt KensethFordBest Buy   
8 Ryan NewmanChevroletU.S. Army/ Quicken Loans   
9 Joey LoganoToyotaThe Home Depot   
10 Kasey KahneChevroletFarmers Insurance   
11 Tony RainesFordFront Row Motorsports   
12 Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's Brown   
13 Kenny WallaceToyotaAmerican Ethanol   
14 Dave BlaneyChevroletOllie's Bargain Outlet   
15 Kurt   
16 Elliott SadlerChevroletGeneral Mills / Kroger   
17 Joe / Pellet & Wood Stoves   
18 Regan SmithChevroletFurniture Row / CSX "Play it Safe"   
19 Bobby LabonteToyotaKroger   
20 Bill / Pellet & Wood Stoves   
21 David ReutimannToyotaBurger King   
22 Robert Richardson Jr.ToyotaNorth Texas Pipe   
23 J.J. YeleyToyotaAmerica Israel Racing   
24 Clint BowyerToyota5-hour Energy