Dale Earnhardt, Junior grabbed his 10th career pole on Sunday for NASCAR's biggest race of the year. Junior put up a fast last of 186.089 mph  in Daytona 500 qualifying, nipping his teammate Jeff Gordon, who timed in at 185.966 mph.

Qualifying for the season opening race is different then that of other races. Sunday session sets the front row for the 500 only. The rest of the drivers will start based on how they finish in Thursday's Gatorade 150s.

The top 35 in last seasons points are locked in to the race, along with the cars with the top three speeds from qualifying, not in the top 35, and one past champion. That means Bill Elliott, Joe Nemecheck, Travis Kvapil and Terry Labonte know they are locked into the race. Eight other drivers will have to race their way in, via the twin 150s. The top two finishers from each race will get the final spots.

Here's a look at the starting lineuos for Thursday's Duels:

DUEL ONE:

Starts
Pos
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
odd opts, by speed
non top-35 by speed
1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 186.089 pole sitter
2 27 Paul Menard Chevy 185.422 35-odd
3 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 185.002 15-odd
4 5 Mark Martin Chevy 184.991 13-odd
5 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 184.911 7-odd
6 22 Kurt Busch Dodge 184.896 11-odd
7 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 184.763 17-odd
8 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 184.748 21-odd
9 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 184.740 3-odd
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 184.687 1-odd
11 09 Bill Elliott
Chevy 184.532 1st fast non top 35
12 43 A J Allmendinger Ford 184.290 19-odd
13 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 184.222 3rd fast non top 35
14 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 184.102 5-odd
15 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 183.793 5th fast non top 35
16 78 Regan Smith Chevy 183.681 29-odd
17 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 183.602 31-odd
18 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 183.576 27-odd
19 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 183.557 25-odd
20 97 Kevin Conway Toyota 182.949 7th fast non top 35
21 34 David Gilliland Ford 182.697 33-odd
22 66 Michael McDowell Toyota 182.434 9th fast non top 35
23 46 J J Yeley Chevy 180.977 11th fast non top 35
24 71 Andy Lally Chevy 180.828 23-odd

DUEL TWO:

Starts
Pos
Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
even opts, by speed
non top-35 by speed
1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 185.966 outside pole sitter
2 21 Trevor Bayne Ford 185.445 28-even
3 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy 185.223 10-even
4 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 185.071 12-even
5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 184.911 6-even
6 6 David Ragan Ford 184.612 24-even
7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 184.475 4-even
8 38 Travis Kvapil Ford 184.271 2nd fast non top 35
9 00 David Reutimann Toyota 184.019 18-even
10 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 184.008 26-even
11 15 Michael Waltrip Toyota 183.966 4th fast non top 35
12 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 183.685 14-even
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 183.595 8-even
14 56 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 183.456 22-even
15 20 Joey Logano Toyota 183.206 16-even
16 60 Todd Bodine Toyota 183.057 6th fast non top 35
17 13 Casey Mears Toyota 182.867 8th fast non top 35
18 77 Steve Wallace Toyota 182.574 30-even
19 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 182.120 32-even
20 32 Terry Labonte
Ford 181.492 10th fast non top 35
21 37 Robert Richardson Jr. Ford 181.466 34-even
22 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 181.316 2-even
23 64 Derrike Cope Toyota 177.894 12th fast non top 35
24 92 Brian Keselowski Dodge 177.581 13th fast non top 35