Daytona 500 preview

(Daytona Beach, FL) -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will aim to defend his Daytona 500 crown in the iconic race this weekend.

The field was set after the Duels at Daytona finished on Thursday night with Tyler Reddick winning the first qualifier while Christopher Bell claimed victory in the second heat. Stenhouse finished 20th in Duel 1. Denny Hamlin was the Daytona 500's last repeat champion back in 2019. Joey Logano will take the pole position after earning the fastest qualifying time and is starting alongside Michael McDowell.

The green flag waves from Daytona Beach on Sunday afternoon.

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