The reigning NASCAR winner was fourth on the final lap Thursday night in the qualifying race when he pulled out online to generate a pass for the lead. He got a strong push against Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney to maneuver into the front.

Logano made an area in the second row for the Daytona 500. He will start close to Kevin Harvick, that won the first qualifying race.

Logano was followed closely by Clint Bowyer along with Aric Almirola since Mustang drivers went 123 in the second race.

Harvick led Ricky Stenhouse Jr. along with Paul Menard in the first race to the first Ford sweep.

Ford this season unveiled the Mustang in NASCAR’s top level.

Brendan Gaughan finished 15 th to earn the final transfer spot into Sunday’s race.

Joey Gase along with Ryan Truex equally missed the 40-car field.