split after a winless 2018 season. The duo won a record-tying seven Cup series titles together.
Byron’s run also resulted in the seventh straight Daytona 500 pole for a Chevrolet, dating to Danica Patrick’s historic qualifying run in 2013.
The key now is for Byron to capitalize on his position. It rarely happens.
The last pole sitter to win the race was Dale Jarrett in 2000. Just seven pole sitters have won the Daytona 500.
Bowman finished 17th last year from the No. 1 spot. Elliott finished 14th in 2017 and 37th in 2016. In 2015, Gordon finished 33rd as the race pole sitter.