Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and defending champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. will lead the pack in Sunday's Daytona 500. Earnhardt won the first Duel Race to secure his spot in front. Johnson cruised to a win in the second duel, while Gordon finished second in the first duel and had already secured the second starting position in last Sunday's qualifying. The headline of the day was Danica Patrick barely making the field. Patrick wrecked on Wednesday, after an incident with Denny Hamlin and the same happened Thursday in her backup car. The two had words after the race, but the situation was civil.