For the first time, group qualifying was used to set the field for the Daytona 500. Qualifying consisted of three rounds. The first round was split into two groups with each group on track for five minutes. Teams were assigned to a first qualifying group based on a random draw. The 24 fastest drivers from the first round advanced to the second, five-minute round. The fastest 12 drivers from that session advanced to the final, five-minute round of qualifying where they battled for the pole.

Logano posted the 21st fastest time in the second round of qualifying and was unable to advance to the final round of qualifying. As a result, Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion will start 11th in the First Budweiser Duel Race Thursday night (7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) to set the official starting lineup for the 57th running of the Daytona 500.

“Our strategy didn’t work,” said Logano. “Our strategy backfired in our face really bad. We will learn from our mistakes. All we can do is study it and try to understand just a little better. We haven’t really done a good job at it yet.”