Daytona 500 2012 Starting Grid: Regan Smith Starts At No. 6, Waits For Rain To Let Up

The 2012 Daytona 500 is currently delayed due to rainy conditions in Florida, but the racers will be ready to take their places in the starting grid once the weather allows it. It will take two hours for the track to be dried and safe for the drivers to race on. Rain is expected throughout the day, making everyone on edge as to whether the race will actually take place on Sunday.

Denver's Furniture Row Racing will have Regan Smith starting at No. 6. He took that spot due to his performance in Thursday's Gatorade Duels. Carl Edward and Greg Biffle had secured the pole and the outside pole position one week ago when they did the best speed performance during the Dayton 500 Qualifying races.

Smith finished in seventh last year after starting off in fifth. He wound up crashing in the final laps of the race, which Trevor Bayne won. Bayne starts at No. 40.

Here is the starting lineup for the 2012 Daytona 500:

  1. Carl Edwards
  2. Greg Biffle
  3. Tony Stewart
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  6. Regan Smith
  7. Marcos Ambrose
  8. Jimmie Johnson
  9. Jeff Burton
  10. Elliott Sadler
  11. Michael McDowell
  12. Joey Logano
  13. Kevin Harvick
  14. Kyle Busch
  15. AJ Allmendinger
  16. Jeff Gordon
  17. Robby Gordon
  18. Ryan Newman
  19. Jamie McMurray
  20. Kasey Kahne
  21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  22. Mark Martin
  23. Brad Keselowski
  24. Dave Blaney
  25. David Ragan
  26. Martin Truex Jr.
  27. Aric Almirola
  28. Kurt Busch
  29. Danica Patrick
  30. Clint Bowyer
  31. Denny Hamlin
  32. Bobby Labonte
  33. David Gilliland
  34. Joe Nemechek
  35. Juan Pablo Montoya
  36. Casey Mears
  37. Paul Menard
  38. David Reutimann
  39. Landon Cassill
  40. Trevor Bayne
  41. Tony Raines
  42. David Stremme
  43. Terry Labonte

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more racing coverage, head over to NASCAR Ranting And Raving. For more on the Daytona 500, check out SB Nation NASCAR's extensive coverage.

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