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Lap-by-Lap: Daytona

7:49 a.m. ET-- It's race morning ... cue the the theme music from "Days of Thunder!" Little-known and even less discussed Danica Patrick is on the pole for today's race after turning in a lap of 182.741 mph during qualifying yesterday.

Defending Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne starts second, with Elliott Sadler in third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fourth and Austin Dillon fifth. Sam Hornish Jr., Tony Stewart, Cole Whitt, Brad Keselowski and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are sixth through tenth.

Seven drivers -- Morgan Shepherd, Derrike Cope, Erik Darnell, Scott Speed, Mike Harmon, Donnie Neuenberger and Chase Miller -- failed to qualify for the race.

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