AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Camaro ZL1
Allmendinger started the Daytona 500 29thin the No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Camaro ZL1 after finishing 15th in the first Blue Green Duel Thursday night.
After losing the draft on the first round of green-flag pit stops, Allmendinger battled for the free pass position and finished stage one in 33rd.
Back on the lead lap, Allmendinger fought through traffic and worked on pit strategy to finish stage two in eighth place, earning his first stage points of the season.
During the final stage, Allmendinger led a lap but lacked the speed to stay at the front. Restarting as the third car on the inside line and being in contention on the final restart, Allmendinger was caught up in a last-lap crash and brought the No. 16 Camaro ZL1 home in sixth.
Justin Haley, No. 31 Cirkul Camaro ZL1
Justin Haley started 28th for the Daytona 500 following a 31st-place time trial and 14th-place duel finish.
Haley’s No. 31 Cirkul Camaro ZL1 built tight throughout the first stage of the Daytona 500. Pitting on lap 38 for two tires and fuel, Haley went on to finish 16th in the first stage.
Haley made a fuel-only, green-flag stop on lap 106, before pitting again for four tires when a caution fell on lap 118. He went on to finish stage two in 22nd.
Haley raced his way into the top 10 during the final stage but ultimately lost track position before being turned into the wall during a green-white-checkered incident. He was scored 32nd.
Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300
Justin Haley, No. 10 DaaBIN Store Chevrolet
Haley qualified 19th in the No. 10 DaaBIN Store Chevrolet for the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300.
Justin Haley worked with teammate, Chandler Smith, throughout stage one, and Haley finished the stage in fourth, while pushing Smith to a runner-up stage finish
Haley acquired left rear damage and a tire rub during the second stage on lap 42, and pit for repairs. Haley restarted 32nd and quickly worked his way back up to just outside the top 10 before finishing the stage in 20th.
During the final stage, Haley was separated from teammate, Smith, unable to link up to the finish. He was able to avoid last-lap mayhem to finish the race in 10th.
Chandler Smith, No. 16 Quick Tie Chevrolet
Chandler Smith qualified 8th for the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 in the Quick Tie Chevrolet Camaro.
After working with teammate Justin Haley throughout stage one, Smith fought with eventual race winner Austin Hill for the stage win, but ultimately finished the stage in second
During the second stage, Smith bailed out of the pack to avoid a stage-ending crash and crossed the line in 32nd
Smith went on to avoid another late-race crash and finished 12th overall in the final stage