Gatorade Duel 2012: Results And Recap Of Daytona 500 Qualifying Race No. 2

Matt Kenseth won a late scramble to the finish line of Thursday's second Gatorade Duel race by taking advantage of Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle's ill-timed move.

Biffle tried to cross in front of Kenseth coming to the white-flag lap, but Kenseth turned his wheel to the left and ducked inside to take the lead.

Regan Smith and Jimmie Johnson bumped for position behind him, but Kenseth was able to drive to the win.

Tommy Baldwin Racing's Dave Blaney (12th) and NEMCO Motorsports driver/owner Joe Nemechek (17th) transferred into the Daytona 500, though it wasn't much of a race for the transfer spots. Of the seven drivers who could have taken a transfer spot in the second Duel, only one finished better than 17th.

Kenny Wallace, the fan favorite who was attempting to get RAB Racing into its first Sprint Cup Series race, had motor problems and finished 21st.

Wallace failed to make the Daytona 500, along with Michael Waltrip, Bill Elliott, Mike Wallace, Robert Richardson Jr. and J.J. Yeley.

The second Gatorade Duel was mostly uneventful, and drivers didn't seem to try any big moves until the last couple laps. There were no cautions in the 60-lap race.

Here's how the second Gatorade Duel finished:

  1. Matt Kenseth
  2. Regan Smith
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Elliott Sadler
  5. Greg Biffle
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Ryan Newman
  10. Kasey Kahne
  11. Mark Martin
  12. Dave Blaney (transfers to Daytona 500)
  13. Martin Truex Jr.
  14. Kurt Busch
  15. Clint Bowyer
  16. Bobby Labonte
  17. Joe Nemechek (transfers to Daytona 500)
  18. Casey Mears
  19. Robert Richardson Jr.
  20. Bill Elliott
  21. Kenny Wallace
  22. Tony Raines
  23. David Reutimann
  24. J.J. Yeley
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