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Bowman, Byron give Hendrick sweep of Daytona 500 front row

Hendrick Motorsports pair will start up front in Sunday's race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. β€” Hendrick Motorsports again has the most powerful engines in Daytona won the pole for 500 for the sixth time in the last seven years. 

Alex Bowman posted a lap at 191.261 mph to give Hendrick its 14th Daytona 500 pole. 

William Byron qualified second but was nearly a full mile per hour slower than his teammate. 

Only the front row is set in time trials. 

But two of the four β€œopen” slots in the 40-car field are also claimed and went to David Ragan and Ryan Preece. 

The starting order will be set in a pair of Thursday night races.