Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/1/14
Jared C.Tilton/GETTY Images for NASCAR The Budweiser Duels are scheduled for Thursday. The duels consist of two, 60 lap – 150 mile races that will determine the starting order for NASCAR’s season opening race, the Daytona 500. The field is divided in half for each duel, Daytona 500 qualifying speeds set the drivers position for the duels; even numbers in one race, odd numbers in the other. PHOTOS: 2013 DAYTONA QUALIFYING Danica Patrick is on the pole for the 500, she became the first woman ever to win a pole in NASCAR Sprint Cup history during Sunday’s qualifying run with a speed of 196.434mph. Jeff Gordon will start alongside her. 45 drivers are on the entry list for the Great American race, but as the NASCAR field only allows 42 drivers – three drivers will miss the race after the duels.   DUEL 1 DUEL 2 Danica Patrick Trevor Bayne(i) Tony Stewart Denny Hamlin Joey Logano Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Juan Pablo Montoya Casey Mears Carl Edwards Martin Truex, Jr. Jimmie Johns...
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