Daytona 500 Pole Qualifying Recap

Date: Feb. 10, 2021

Event: Pole Qualifying for the 63rd Daytona 500

Series: NASCAR Cup Series

Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval)

Format: One-lap, single-car qualifying – sets front row for the Daytona 500

Duel Position: Will start 8th in the 2nd Bluegreen Vacations Duel qualifying race Thursday night

Kyle Busch: 16th (47.780 seconds at 188.363 mph)

Pole Winner: Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports (47.056 seconds at 191.261 mph)

Outside Pole: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (47.314 seconds at 190.219 mph)

Next Up:

The Bluegreen Vacations Duel – twin 150-mile heat races that set the rest of the Daytona 500 field – takes place at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday with live coverage on FS1. The 63rd running of the Daytona 500 gets underway at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday with live coverage provided by FOX.