Dayton 500 Starting Lineup, Daytona 500 Weather

The Daytona 500, one of NASCAR's signature races, starts today Sunday February 15th, 2009 at 3:30 PM. The Daytona 500 Weather forecast for race time is an 80 percent chance of rain and thundershowers this afternoon with a high of 69. This definitely could affect the start of the race and beyond.

The Dayton 500 Starting Lineup is as follows:

1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Mark Martin
3. Jeff Gordon
4. Kyle Busch
5. Tony Stewart
6. Brian Vickers
7. Jimmie Johnson
8. Juan Montoya
9. Joey Logano
10. Denny Hamlin
11. Aric Almirola
12. Bobby Labonte
13. Kurt Busch
14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
15. Kasey Kahne
16. Carl Edwards
17. Scott Riggs
18. Jeremy Mayfield
19. Paul Menard
20. A.J. Allmendinger
21. Jamie McMurray
22. Clint Bowyer
23. Marcos Ambrose
24. David Stremme
25. Casey Mears
26. Jeff Burton
27. Michael Waltrip
28. David Reutimann
29. Sam Hornish Jr.
30. Elliott Sadler
31. Robby Gordon
32. Kevin Harvick
33. David Ragan
34. Reed Sorenson
35. Greg Biffle
36. Ryan Newman
37. John Andretti
38. Scott Speed
39. Matt Kenseth
40. Bill Elliot
41. Travis Kvapil
42. Regan Smith
43. Terry Labonte

In Daytona 500 news:

Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman crashed during Saturday's final practice before the Daytona 500 when a right-rear tire blew on Newman's car.

Both were forced to backup cars: Stewart in the No. 14 he drove to a third place finish in Saturday's Budweiser Shootout and Newman in Stewart's backup Shootout car... and they will have to start in the back of the field for the start of Sunday's race. Both drivers blame Goodyear for supplying a right-rear tire not compatible for the car and conditions on the 2.5-mile track.

Is any of this insane or funny? No, but we are mad as hell that we aren't there this year.

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