Daytona Race Update
One NASCAR event was already delayed because of bad weather at Daytona International Speedway last weekend. It appears two more may also be affected this week.
The Can-Am Duel at Daytona races, which determine the order of the Daytona 500 qualifying field, face a threat of rain Thursday. Practice has already been canceled Thursday. Here's a look at the Daytona weather forecast for Thursday's races.
Duel at Daytona weather updates
The two-race event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET, but AccuWeather reports a 34 percent chance at start time. Thunderstorms are expected around 5 p.m. Though the threat of rain is low at start time, the Duels could be delayed as the track dries.
Clash winner Chase Elliott and runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start at the front of their 21-car fields for the Duel races at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively. Below are the starting lineups for both Duels (asterisks denotes "open" drivers who need to race their way into the Daytona 500 during the Duels).
Starting Lineup: Can-Am Duel at Daytona 1
|1.||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2.||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske|
|3.||Martin Truex Jr.||Furniture Row Racing|
|4.||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5.||Matt Kenseth||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing|
|11.||Paul Menard||Richard Childress Racing|
|12.||Jamie McMurray||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|13.||Aric Almirola||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|14.||Landon Cassill||Front Row Motorsports|
|15.||Matt DiBenedetto||Go Fas Racing|
|16.||Chris Buescher||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|17.||Brendan Gaughan*||Beard Motorsports|
|18.||Cole Whitt||TriStar Motorsports|
|19.||Reed Sorenson*||Premium Motorsports|
|20.||Joey Gase||BK Racing|
Starting Lineup: Can-Am Duel at Daytona 2
|Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|Ty Dillon||Germain Racing|
|Ryan Blaney||Wood Brothers Racing|
|Michael McDowell||Leavine Family Racing|
|Elliott Sadler*||Tommy Baldwin Racing|
|D.J. Kennington*||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|Jeffrey Earnhardt||Circle Sport - The Motorsports Group|