Best photos from Can-Am Duel at Daytona Chase Wilhelm Feb 23, 2017 at 10:21p ET The Can-Am Duel qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway sets the field for Sunday's 59th annual Daytona 500 (2 p.m. ET on FOX). Check out the best photos from Thursday night's qualifying races: USA Today Images Air Titans The Air Titans were working overtime, but to no avail as rain throughout the day washed out practice for the Duel qualifying races. USA Today Images Cars roll through inspection Kasey Kahne's team rolls the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet through the pre-race inspection process. USA Today Images Legendary voice Legendary broadcaster Ken Squier poses for a selfie with a fan as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet rolls by before the race. FOXSports.com Tom Jensen Seven-time Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson (right) talks to XFINITY Series driver Bubba Wallace on pit road before the Duel. USA Today Images Driver introductions Rookie Joe Gibbs Racing driver Daniel Suarez (left) and Team Penske's Joey Logano ride around the track during driver introductions. USA Today Images Dale Jr. makes his return Daytona 500 outside pole-sitter Dale Earnhardt Jr. hangs out before participating in the Duel race No. 2 at Daytona. USA Today Images Stewart-Haas Racing Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch (left) and Danica Patrick chat after being introduced to the fans at Daytona. USA Today Images Daytona 500 pole sitter Daytona 500 pole-sitter Chase Elliott is all smiles before the start of Duel race No. 1. USA Today Images Green flag Chase Elliott (24) and Brad Keselowski (2) lead the field to green in the the first of two qualifying races. USA Today Images Big pack Elliott (24) leads Jamie McMurray (1) and Matt Kenseth (20) on the bottom lane, while Kevin Harvick (4) leads Brad Keselowski (2) and Aric Almirola (43) on the top through the Daytona tri-oval. Fast pit stop Landon Cassill's crew services his No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusion during Duel No. 1. Hard crash for Sorenson Reed Sorenson's No. 55 slammed the inside wall hard at the entry of Turn 1 late in Duel No. 1. Menard has tough night Paul Menard was an innocent bystander in the incident involving Sorenson, receiving significant right-front damage. Chase Elliott wins Duel No. 1 Elliott started from the pole to win Duel No. 1 at Daytona, showing the No. 24 might be the car to beat in Sunday's Daytona 500. Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. AP Rookie driver Rookie driver Erik Jones gets his No. 77 Furniture Row Racing Toyota Camry serviced during the Duel No. 2. Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. AP Hamlin passes Earnhardt Denny Hamlin (11) passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) with two laps remaining for the victory. Earnhardt had led a race-high 53 laps. Johnson cuts tire Jimmie Johnson brings his No. 48 Chevrolet down pit road after cutting a right-front tire and hitting the wall. Johnson had made contact with Ryan Blaney a couple laps prior to the incident. Hamlin's fast car Denny Hamlin (11) passes Ryan Blaney's damaged No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford in the closing laps of Duel No. 2. Jasen Vinlove Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Hamlin in Victory Lane Hamlin celebrates with his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team in Victory Lane after winning the final Can-Am Duel Daytona 500 qualifying race. Next Gallery 9 8 drivers who've won the Duel and Daytona 500 in same year Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!