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No. 12 NASCAR Ford Trashed In Duels At Daytona 2024: Video

After winning the 2023 Cup Series championship, Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 NASCAR Ford Mustang Dark Horse, was looking forward to a strong 2024 season. However, things got off to a rough start in the BlueGreen Vacations Duels on February 15th, 2024, as Blaney’s race car got turned and headed straight into the wall during the second qualifying race of the evening.

A chain reaction through the field ended in an 11-car pileup on Lap 48 of 60 in Duel 2, where Blaney and a handful of other Ford drivers were racing for position in the 2024 Daytona 500. The No. 24 Chevy Camaro ZL1 of William Byron got loose off the No. 8 Camaro of Kyle Busch, who had been struck in the back by the No. 6 Mustang of Brad Keselowski. Byron then spun up the track and slammed into Blaney, sending the No. 12 Mustang hard into the wall and setting off The Big One that wiped out nearly half the field, including the No. 10 Mustang of Noah Gragson.

“Looks like a terrible push, once again,” Blaney said after being evaluated and released from the infield care center. “Gets me right-reared into the wall… [expletive] pushes three times in a row at Daytona and got a wrecked race car. I’m getting pretty sick of being right-reared by someone’s awful push. It’s unfortunate we’ve gotta build a whole new [Daytona] 500 car.”

Meanwhile, Austin Cindric, driver of the No. 2 NASCAR Ford and 2022 Daytona 500 champion, salvaged a second-place finish in Duel 2, tailing the No. 20 Toyota TRD Camry of Christopher Bell across the line. Duel 1 also belonged to the Toyota camp, with the No. 45 Camry of Tyler Reddick pulling off a last-lap pass for the win. Polesitter Joey Logano’s No. 22 Mustang put forth the best result in Duel 1 for The Blue Oval, crossing the line in seventh.

Check out full results for both Duel races at Daytona below, along with the starting grid for the 2024 Daytona 500, which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 18th, although the forecast calls for quite a bit of rain that may delay The Great American Race. Make sure you subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford racing newsNASCAR news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Duel 1, Daytona International Speedway, February 15, 2024
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 19 45 Tyler Reddick Nasty Beast Toyota 60 1 Toyota TRD Camry
2 3 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 60 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 9 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 60 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
4 20 77 Carson Hocevar # Gainbridge/Zeigler Auto Group Chevrolet 60 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
5 12 43 Erik Jones AdventHealth Toyota 60 5 Toyota TRD Camry
6 10 99 Daniel Suarez Freeway Insurance Chevrolet 60 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 60 1 Ford Mustang
8 15 54 Ty Gibbs Monster Energy Toyota 60 0 Toyota TRD Camry
9 2 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 60 20 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 8 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 60 0 Ford Mustang
11 5 1 Ross Chastain Busch Light Chevrolet 60 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 18 84 * Jimmie Johnson Carvana Toyota 60 0 Toyota TRD Camry
13 7 41 Ryan Preece HaasTooling.com Ford 60 0 Ford Mustang
14 14 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 60 14 Toyota TRD Camry
15 17 7 Corey LaJoie Chili's Catch-a-Rita Chevrolet 60 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
16 21 44 * JJ Yeley(i) 100 Coconut Water Chevrolet 60 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 6 38 Todd Gilliland gener8tor Ford 60 1 Ford Mustang
18 4 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 60 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 11 62 * Anthony Alfredo(i) Death Wish Coffee Chevrolet 59 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 16 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Boost by Kroger.Cottonelle Chevrolet 51 15 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 13 31 Daniel Hemric Cirkul Chevrolet 49 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Duel 2, Daytona International Speedway, February 15, 2024
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 16 20 Christopher Bell DEWALT/Interstate Batteries Toyota 60 1 Toyota TRD Camry
2 2 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 60 0 Ford Mustang
3 17 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Toyota 60 5 Toyota TRD Camry
4 19 42 John Hunter Nemechek Dollar Tree Toyota 60 0 Toyota TRD Camry
5 5 21 Harrison Burton Motorcraft/DEX Imaging Ford 60 1 Ford Mustang
6 18 71 Zane Smith # WeatherTech Chevrolet 60 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 12 6 Brad Keselowski Castrol Edge Ford 60 0 Ford Mustang
8 3 24 William Byron Axalta Chevrolet 60 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 7 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 60 0 Ford Mustang
10 15 51 Justin Haley TreeTop Apple Juice/Jacob Ford 60 0 Ford Mustang
11 14 23 Bubba Wallace McDonald's Toyota 60 21 Toyota TRD Camry
12 21 36 * Kaz Grala # Ruedebusch Ford 60 0 Ford Mustang
13 10 16 AJ Allmendinger(i) Celsius Chevrolet 60 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
14 20 78 * BJ McLeod(i) Live Fast Motorsports Chevrolet 60 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 13 60 * David Ragan BuildSubmarines.com Ford 60 0 Ford Mustang
16 1 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 60 17 Ford Mustang
17 11 4 Josh Berry # SunnyD Ford 48 0 Ford Mustang
18 9 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/PEAK Ford 47 1 Ford Mustang
19 4 8 Kyle Busch Zone Chevrolet 47 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 6 15 Riley Herbst(i) Monster Energy Ford 47 7 Ford Mustang
21 8 10 Noah Gragson Black Rifle Coffee/Ranger Boats Ford 47 0 Ford Mustang
NASCAR Cup Series Starting Lineup, Daytona 500, February 18, 2024
Pos Car Number Driver Team Time Speed Car
1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
2 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
3 45 Tyler Reddick Nasty Beast Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
4 20 Christopher Bell DEWALT/Interstate Batteries Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
5 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
7 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
9 77 Carson Hocevar # Gainbridge/Zeigler Auto Group Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 42 John Hunter Nemechek Dollar Tree Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
11 43 Erik Jones AdventHealth Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
12 21 Harrison Burton Motorcraft/DEX Imaging Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
13 99 Daniel Suarez Freeway Insurance Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
14 71 Zane Smith # WeatherTech Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 54 Ty Gibbs Monster Energy Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
16 6 Brad Keselowski Castrol Edge Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
17 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
18 24 William Byron Axalta Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
20 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
21 1 Ross Chastain Busch Light Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
22 51 Justin Haley TreeTop Apple Juice/Jacob Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
23 84 Jimmie Johnson Carvana Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
24 23 Bubba Wallace McDonald's Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
25 41 Ryan Preece HaasTooling.com Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
26 36 Kaz Grala # Ruedebusch Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
27 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
28 16 AJ Allmendinger(i) Celsius Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
29 7 Corey LaJoie Chili's Catch-a-Rita Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 4 Josh Berry # SunnyD Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
31 38 Todd Gilliland gener8tor Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
32 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/PEAK Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
33 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 8 Kyle Busch Zone Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
35 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Boost by Kroger.Cottonelle Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
36 15 Riley Herbst(i) Monster Energy Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
37 31 Daniel Hemric Cirkul Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
38 10 Noah Gragson Black Rifle Coffee/Ranger Boats Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
39 62 Anthony Alfredo(i) Death Wish Coffee Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
40 60 David Ragan BuildSubmarines.com Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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