Hendrick Motorsports drivers Alex Bowman and William Byron swept the entrance row in Daytona 500 qualifying on Wednesday evening, giving the team its sixth pole station in the previous seven runnings of the match.
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Bowman took the tip space with a 191.261 mph lap to take hold of his 2nd Daytona 500 pole.
“I deem it scheme loads to Mr. H — he needs to come to a decision the full lot, like each and each class, he needs to be high of the checklist,” Bowman said. “Here it basically simply comes down to who built the fastest mosey automotive. And I deem it’s important for Hendrick Motorsports to approach up and conceal that they’re these that did that.”
Greg Ives, Bowman’s crew chief, has set one among his autos on the entrance row for five consecutive years dating to Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2017. Ives has never had a automotive originate lower than third since he grew to turn steady into a Cup crew chief in 2015.
“We set barely a few time and effort into our speedway program. It’s a present automotive. It’s the top of the hotrods that we bring out of our mosey store,” Ives said. “There’s barely a few pride in each and each share, each and each automotive, simply from the paint job all of the formulation down to the last nut and rush.”‘
Qualifying now turns to The Duels, with the outcomes of the twin Thursday evening 150-mile races identical old to station the the relaxation of the beginning lineup for the Daytona 500.
The Duels are scheduled to air on FS1 beginning at 7: 00 p.m. EST and the Daytona 500 on Fox at 2: 30 p.m. EST on Sunday.
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