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Daytona Duels 2022 live updates, results, highlights from Daytona 500 qualifying races

NASCAR’s distinctive qualifying process for the Daytona 500 is scheduled to be completed Thursday night with the Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona.

The twin 150-mile races at Daytona International Speedway will determine where the rest of the drivers in the field will fill in behind front-row drivers Kyle Larson (pole) and Alex Bowman (second). The Hendrick Motorsports teammates earned their respective spots in pole qualifying Wednesday night.

The highest drama will involve who fills the open (non-charter) spots in the lineup. Four positions in the 40-car field will go to teams that do not have NASCAR charters and thus aren’t guaranteed to make the race. Two of those spots were secured by Noah Gragson and Jacques Villenueve in pole qualifying. That leaves Greg Biffle, Kaz Grala, Timmy Hill and J.J. Yeley to vie for the other two positions.

Sporting News is providing live updates and highlights of both Duel races. Follow below for complete coverage of the Daytona 500 qualifying races.

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Daytona 500 starting lineup

The first Daytona Duels race will establish the inside row for the Daytona 500. Kyle Larson earned the No. 1 starting position during qualifying Wednesday night.

Duel 1 results

The first established the inside row for the Daytona 500. Kyle Larson earned the No. 1 starting position during qualifying Wednesday night.

Brad Keselowski won Duel 1, his first Duel victory. He’ll start third in the Daytona 500. Austin Cindric, the driver who replaced Keselowski at Team Penske, finished second. But the big story was Kaz Grala passing J.J. Yeley on the final lap to make the race after being down a lap to Yeley for multiple laps.

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Unofficial inside row

Starting pos. Driver Car No.
1. Kyle Larson 5
3.  Brad Keselowski 6
5. Austin Cindric 2
7. Ryan Blaney 12
9. Chase Briscoe 14
11. Chase Elliott 9
13. Erik Jones 43
15. Tyler Reddick 8
17. Kurt Busch 45
19. Ross Chastain 1
21. Daniel Suarez 99
23. William Byron 24
25. Justin Haley 31
27. Landon Cassill 77
29. Todd Gilliland 38
31. Cole Custer 41
33.  Daniel Hemric 16
35. Kaz Grala 50
37. BJ McLeod 78
39. Noah Gragson 62

Duel 2 results

The second race will establish the outside row for the Daytona 500. Alex Bowman earned the No. 2 starting position during qualifying Wednesday night.

Starting pos. Driver Car No.
2. Alex Bowman 48

Daytona Duels 2022 live updates, highlights

8:30 p.m.: Getting ready for Duel 2. Cup veteran Greg Biffle will try to race his way in. 

8:15 p.m.: CHECKERED FLAG. Brad Keselowski wins, his first Duel victory. He’ll start third in the Daytona 500. Austin Cindric, the driver who replaced Keselowski at Team Penske, finished second and will start the 500 fourth, But the big story is Kaz Grala passing J.J. Yeley on the final lap to make the race after being down a full lap to Yeley for multiple laps.

8:08 p.m.: Brad Keselowski passes Ryan Blaney with four laps to go. There’s a four-car pack up front with Keselowski, Blaney, Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe. They’ll be mixing it up to the checkered flag. 

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8:05 p.m.: Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski still lead the way as Duel 1 goes down to five laps remaining. Keselowski continues to push Blaney and make him work the steering wheel. 

8 p.m.: Ryan Blaney leads with 15 laps to go. Still no cautions, although there was an anxious moment when Blaney’s former Penske teammate Brad Keselowski got him loose while bump-drafting. 

7:55 p.m.: Grala’s lead disappears. First, the lead pack laps him and forces him to drop behind Yeley, and then he’s penalized for being too fast off pit road on a green-flag pit stop. The stops were the first where teams changed tires with one lugnut in the middle of the wheel.

7:45 p.m.: Halfway through (30 laps) and the leaders are still staying a respectful distance from each other. It’s been clean and green throughout. Kyle Larson still leads. Kaz Grala is still comfortably in the transfer spot for now, but J.J. Yeley is gaining now that he has a drafting partner in BJ McLeod. 

7:36 p.m.: The most important battle is between non-charter drivers who are trying to race their way into the 500. Kaz Grala leads J.J. Yeley by about 14 seconds after 20 laps. Grala would make the race if he finishes Duel 1 in front of Yeley. They’re in the back of the field, so they can race without worrying about being bounced around in traffic.  

7:28 p.m.: Ten laps into the 60-lap race, it’s single-file racing. Polesitter Kyle Larson still leads.

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7:21 p.m.: Green flag for Duel 1. Teams are getting their first live look at the Next Gen car racing in a pack. 

7:05 p.m.: Prerace ceremonies are finished at the track. Time to go racing.

Daytona Duels 2022 start times

  • Duel 1: 7 p.m. ET
  • Duel 2: 8:45 p.m. ET (approx.)

Drivers who finished in odd-numbered positions in qualifying will race in the first Duel race, which has a listed start time of 7 p.m. ET. Kyle Larson will lead the field for that race.

Drivers who finished in even-numbered positions in qualifying will race in the second Duel, which has a listed approximate start time of 8:45 p.m. ET. Alex Bowman will lead the field for that race.

Daytona Duels 2022 TV channel

  • TV networks: FS1 (USA), TSN4 (Canada)
  • Live stream: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports App, fuboTV

The 2022 Daytona Duels races will be broadcast live on FS1 on Thursday night. You can stream the action on Fox Sports Go and the Fox Sports App or with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

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