Tune in at 1:45 PM ET for coverage of the Budweiser Duel 1. Scott Johnson will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
What's going on everybody, Scott Johnson here liveblogging the Budweiser Duels. Duel #1 set to go in about 22 mins.
@Jason: SPEED only, no livestream, unfortunately.
In the first Duel today, here is your starting lineup:
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Juan Pablo Montoya
Martin Truex, Jr.
The 42 and the 88 will have to start at the rear for engine changes.
Gene Haas told @DanicaPatrick to start and park, but she declined to.
In the occurence that she does wreck, she'll have to start the Daytona 500 at the back.
Engines have been fired, let's get this show on the road.
No worries everyone, I know a lot of y'all are at work, so thanks for joining us. I'll try my best to fill you in during the race.
Danica can just take the green flag and then can park, but it'd be interesting to see if she stays out.
Green flag set to drop in about 5 minutes.
@gwen6: Not sure, as I am not on the development side for the app, but I would assume it means that they're not in the 1st Duel, but the 2nd. They're 2 separate events on the blog.
@BrianConnolly: Glad you're here BC, hopefully you can stay awake lol.
Danica to crew: "I'm gonna race up here. As long as I can stay up front it's the safest place to be."
In case you missed it, Juan Pablo and Dale Jr. will start at the rear because of engine swaps.
We go green everybody, we are racing in Daytona.
Danica starts out leading the pack
@Jeff: Yup, that's correct.
1/60 laps - Bayne on the outside, and he is now the new race leader, but here comes Danica.
2/60 laps - Bayne leads the first lap, but Danica is right behind him.
2/60 laps - Hamlin currently drafting with Bayne and it's working, Bayne is your new race leader.
@Jeff: Haas didn't want her do, she did though, so let's see.
3/60 laps - Hamlin moves in on the inside, and he is challenging Bayne for the lead
4/60 laps - Johnson and Harvick move to the middle of the pack to "try new things"
5/60 laps - A lot of 3-wide racing going down in the middle of the pack, Johnson in 11th in the middle of the 3-pack.
5/60 laps - Bayne currently leads the field, single file up front, for now.
7/60 laps - Bayne still leads it, the outside line seems to be the faster line right now.
8/60 laps - Stewart and Danica continue to draft, but are staying well back of the front.
8/60 laps - Up at the front is Bayne and Mears, they're looking really good right now.
9/60 laps - For a driver that seems to hate drafting, Jimmie is spending a lot of time 3-wide.
10/60 laps - Stewart and Danica now hanging back 21 & 22.