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Found February 17, 2013 on Tireball.com:

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Daytona 500 Coors Light qualifying took place this afternoon, and Danica Patrick ran the fastest lap out of all 45 drivers. The first row is now set for NASCAR’s most prestigious race of the season.

Patrick ran a lap speed of 196.434 and will start on the pole. Jeff Gordon ran a lap speed of 196.292 and will start alongside her.

Patrick is the first female driver to win the pole at the 500.

The other 43 drivers will ultimately have their starting position determined by their results in Thursday’s Budweiser Duels. Their speeds in this afternoons qualifying run determines their starting position in the duels. In the duels the cars will be split in two fields.

The 55th running of the Daytona 500 is set for Feb.24

Qualifying results for Daytona 500:

1. Danica Patrick, 196.434

2. Jeff Gordon, 196.292

3. Trevor Bayne, 195.976

4. Ryan Newman, 195.946

5. Tony Stewart, 195.925

6. Kasey Kahne, 195.852

7. Denny Hamlin, 195.771

8. Kyle Busch, 195.767

9. Joey Logano, 195.767

10. Matt Kenseth, 195.725

11. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 195.584

12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 195.538

13. Juan Pablo Montoya, 195.508

14. Paul Menard, 195.503

15. Casey Mears, 195.495

16. Austin Dillon, 195.385

17. Carl Edwards, 195.240

18. Clint Bowyer, 195.228

19. Martin Truex Jr., 195.207

20. Jeff Burton, 195.156

21. Jimmie Johnson, 195.084

22. Jamie McMurray, 195.042

23. Brad Keselowski, 194.961

24. Marcos Ambrose, 194.793

25. Kevin Harvick, 194.742

26. Aric Almirola, 194.742

27. Greg Biffle, 194.729

28. Mark Martin, 194.683

29. David Gilliland, 194.654

30. David Ragan, 194.616

31. Michael Waltrip, 194.313

32. Josh Wise, 194.254

33. Kurt Busch, 193.657

34. Michael McDowell, 193.544

35. Scott Speed, 193.540

36. Terry Labonte, 193.515

37. Regan Smith, 193.006

38. Dave Blaney, 192.996

39. Bobby Labonte, 192.563

40. J.J. Yeley, 192.094

41. David Reutimann, 190.339

42. Travis Kvapil, 190.142

43. Joe Nemechek, 190.046

44. Mike Bliss, 186.974

45. Brian Keselowski, 183.876

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