Dale Earnhardt Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win Can-Am Duel No. 1 at Daytona

DaleDale Earnhardt Jr., in Thursday night’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Can-Am Duel at Daytona (qualifying) race No. 1, won the event, and will now start the Daytona 500 at Daytona International  Speedway from third.

Earnhardt, who also ran the most laps – 43 out of 60, received his fifth Duel win where his latest came last year.

Last year’s Daytona 500 race winner, Joey Logano, finished in second – 0.183 seconds behind Earnhardt, and they were followed by series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ryan Blaney who finished third, Kevin Harvick fourth and Denny Hamlin was fifth.

Sunday’s pole-sitter and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott finished sixth, while Kasey Kahne was seventh, Greg Biffle eighth, ROTY candidate Chris Buescher ninth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., rounding out the top-10 finishing positions.

Failing to make the starting lineup for Sunday’s event due to their finish in this qualifying race was Josh Wise (17th) and Cole Whitt (22nd – Did Not Finish).

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 172.899 MPH
Time of Race: 00 Hrs, 52 Mins, 06 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.183 Seconds
Lead Changes: 4 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 4 laps

Can-Am Duel Race #1 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led
1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 60 Running 43
2 22 Joey Logano 60 Running 0
3 21 Ryan Blaney # 60 Running 0
4 4 Kevin Harvick 60 Running 0
5 11 Denny Hamlin 60 Running 13
6 24 Chase Elliott # 60 Running 2
7 5 Kasey Kahne 60 Running 2
8 16 Greg Biffle 60 Running 0
9 34 Chris Bueshcher # 60 Running 0
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 60 Running 0
11 3 Austin Dillon 60 Running 0
12 6 Trevor Bayne 60 Running 0
13 2 Brad Keselowski 60 Running 0
14 59 Michael McDowell 60 Running 0
15 7 Regan Smith 60 Running 0
16 23 David Ragan 60 Running 0
17 30 Josh Wise 60 Running 0
18 15 Clint Bowyer 60 Running 0
19 32 Bobby Labonte 60 Running 0
20 44 Brian Scott # 59 Running 0
21 27 Paul Menard 58 Running 0
22 98 Cole Whitt 47 Accident 0

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