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Kenseth will start 12th in Daytona 500

Published On: Feb 21 2013 08:47:13 PM CST
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Matt Kenseth will start the Daytona 500 on the outside of row 6 after finishing 5th in his Bud Duel race Thursday afternoon.

Kenseth was running second on the final lap but fell back to fifth as Kyle Busch held on for the win as Kasey Kahne put on a late challenge to finish second.

Busch will join Kevin Harvick in the second row of the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday. 

Harvick won the first duel to make it 2 for 2 at Speedweeks. He also won last weekend's exhibition race.

The starting lineup for the Daytona 500 is set by the results of Thursday's races. Danica Patrick will be on the pole for the race.

Other Wisconsin drivers qualifying for the 500 Sunday - Eau Claire's Paul Menard will start 16th and Janesville's Travis Kvapil will start 39th.

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