2019 Daytona 500 qualifying results: William Byron wins post for Hendrick Motorsports,William Byron ran the quickest time amid first column qualifying on Sunday, verifying shaft position for the 2019 Daytona 500 on Feb. 17. It is the principal profession shaft for the 21-year old in the NASCAR Cup Series and 700th for Chevrolet.
Beginning the first line nearby Byron for “The Great American Race” will be his Hendrick Motorsports colleague, and a year ago’s post sitter, Alex Bowman. Individual partners Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott made it a decisive victory, posting the third and fourth quickest occasions, be that as it may, their beginning positions will be dictated by Thursday’s duel races.
While winning the post has its advantages, including fitting the bill for one year from now’s “The Clash,” a Cup Series driver hasn’t won the Daytona 500 from first position in almost 20 years. And keeping in mind that Dale Jarrett was the last to do it in 2000, it was 20 years prior that Jeff Gordon won both the Daytona 500 shaft and race in the equivalent No. 24 vehicle for a similar group. Byron’s shaft additionally denotes the beginning of the Chad Knaus time on the No. 24 group. Knaus, obviously, is known for laying hold of Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 group to seven titles. Both Knaus and Johnson isolated after the 2018 season with Kevin Meendering assuming control on the No. 48 group.
If Byron somehow happened to bring home the checkered banner at Daytona on Sunday, he’d turned into the second in a row driver to do as such at 40-to-1 chances. He has effectively demonstrated he can succeed at the track, doing as such in the Xfinity Series for vehicle proprietor Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2017 preceding winning the title in that arrangement.