Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Report

February 19, 2017

Track:   Daytona International Speedway
Race:    Daytona 500
Date:    February 19, 2017

No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – Brad Keselowski

Position:              3rd
Time:                   46.707 seconds
Speed:                 192.691 mph

No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire And Auto Center Ford Fusion – Ryan Blaney

Position:             18th
Time:                   46.937 seconds
Speed:                 191.746 mph              

No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion – Joey Logano

Position:             17th
Time:                   46.929 seconds
Speed:                 191.779 mph              

Fastest Qualifying Time: 46.663 seconds (No. 24 – Chase Elliott)

Recap: Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion team advanced to the second round of qualifying for the 59th Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon and finished the session with the third-fastest time of 46.707 seconds around the 2.5-mile oval. Keselowski will start the first Can-Am Duel race from the second position as the Duel races set the field for the Daytona 500 outside the first row. Joey Logano slotted in with the 17th-fastest lap of the day in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion, with Ryan Blaney right behind him in the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center Ford Fusion. Logano will start ninth in the first Duel with Blaney rolling off ninth in the second. All three drivers have shown consistent speed so far in Speedweeks and will look to win their first 150-mile Duel race that will pay regular season points for the first time in history.

For the second-consecutive year, the qualifying session for the Daytona 500 was a mix of the traditional, single-car runs and the multiple-round sessions of recent years. Drivers are given one lap of green-flag action in which to lay down their best lap.

Coverage:  The Can-Am Duels will air live on Thursday, February 23, beginning at 7 pm on FS1. Coverage will also be broadcast on MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90.