Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne nipped Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart at the line respectively to emerge from the Gatorade Duels victorious. The combined margin of victory was .02 of a second. Johnson beat Harvick by a mere .005, and Kahne beat Stewart by .014.
Jeff Gordon held off driver/owner Tony Stewart to win the first Gatorade Duel. The victory means Gordon will start Sunday’s Daytona 500 third. Kyle Busch held off a hard-charging Mark Martin to win the second Duel, meaning he will start the 500 fourth. AJ Allmendinger and Jeremy Mayfield earned the two transfer spots available in [...]