DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 qualifying races in a Ford pair that the new Mustang set for a great performance in the Big American Race.
Harvick won the first of the 150 km qualifying races on Thursday night, which set the field for NASCAR's show. Logano used the last lap for the lead in the second
Both Harvick and Logano were at the top of the Ford podium, this year competing for Mustang in the top NASCAR series. The qualifying races set the starter for Sunday's Daytona 500, and Ford's drivers took second and fourth turn.
William Byron and Alex Bowman, Chevrolets for the Hendrick Motorsports, left for the last two places a week and represent the youngest start in the history of Daytona 500. Byron is 21
NASCAR's seven-time champion, Jimmy Johnson, is guilty of causing a second five-day crash in Daytona International Speedway, saying: "Everybody makes mistakes."
Parker Klingerman and Brendan Gogan Top ending unqualified drivers in their respective competitions on Thursday evening to provide Sunday Cocktails Daytona 500.
Abandoned Chad Knaus. Gone is his famous sponsor. But what has not gone for the 2019 Cup season is the 43-year-old's youth of racing and winning.
Harvick's victory was unquestionable after Jimmy Johnson's participation in his second Speedweeks crash. Meanwhile Logano was fourth in the last lap when he left the line to try to win. The NASCAR champion received a solid boost from Team Penske teammate Ryan Blanny to move to the front and win his seat along with Harvick on Sunday's race.
"It's cool to see a few Mustangs in the winning strip," Logano said. "The big one is still Sunday, it's trust for everyone."
Logan was followed by Clint Boyer and Arik Almirola when Mustang's drivers went 1-2-3 in both races. Harvick led Ricki Stenhaugh Jr. and Paul Menard in the first Ford Cleanup race.
The odds are four different teams, with Stuart-Haas racing to put Harvik, Boyer and Almighty in front of Dayton 500 Stenhouse representing Roush Fenway Racing, Logano for Roger Penske and Menard for Wood Brothers.
Everyone has been ordered by Ford's leaders to work together and win the Daytona 500.
"Everyone at Ford Performance always does it well It's known they expect us to work together, do our best to get a blue oval shape in the winning band, especially Mustang, after we've done it, "said Stenhaus," I get, I would say, a pretty good result. This is a race they all make every year to win us. "
So far, Toyota has been disqualified from Speedweeks after Johnson won last weekend a show at Hendrik Chevrolet
Toyota's Most Beginning Drivers Will Be Denny Hamlin and Matt DeBeeding in the fifth row.
Parker Clegermann won the transfer site in 500 during the first qualification race and Brendan Gaughan won the last slot in the field of 40 cars
Joey Gase and Ryan Truex failed to qualify for their first Daytona 500.
Harvick, meanwhile, crashed into the first practice of the Daytona International Runway season. The next day, he was assembled in the 16-car accident caused by Johnson in the first Speedweeks race.
The third way Harvey needed to get him right.
"We broke so many of the supercar cars, it's good to finally bring one to the winning bar," Harvick said.
In the meantime, Johnson finished the event, facing criticism of another racetrack incident. jumps into a race that makes Kyle Bush spin and take caution. Johnson sent an apology to his team, but Bush did not.
"Tell him I do not want to hear him, tell him to use his eyes, it's twice in two races, he's done the same thing," Bush said, using explanations that Johnson caused a 16-car crash on Sunday.
Johnson used an aggressive move on the Sunday Clash show to overtake Menard for the lead, and while giving Johnson his first victory for more than a year, he wiped out most of the field. His incident with Bush is a different case, but Johnson is much more crushed than he was in the win of the show. "I just misjudged this situation, it was a mistake, of course."
Joe Gibbs, the Bush team owner, was worried about Johnson's aggression.
"Everyone saw it, I can not say much about it." "Gibbs said. "They're still trying to feel everything, but it's messing up there."