Enumclaw's Casey Kahne wins qualifier; Waltrip gets help at Daytona

Enumclaw's Casey Kahne wins qualifier; Waltrip gets help at Daytona

Credit: AP

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne celebrates after winning the second of two Gatorade Duel qualifying auto races for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 9:07 AM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Kasey Kahne has won the second Daytona 500 qualifying race, holding off Tony Stewart to prevent Chevrolets from sweeping the first two rows of NASCAR's version of the Super Bowl.

Kahne will line up his Ford in the second row of Sunday's race next to Jimmie Johnson, winner of the first qualifying race. Kahne had to beat Tony Stewart to the finish line of Thursday's race to spoil the Chevy party.

Michael Waltrip, meanwhile, nervously cheered on Scott Speed from inside a television booth. The two-time Daytona 500 winner wrecked in the first qualifier, and he could not get into the race unless Speed or Bobby Labonte earned one of the two "transfer" spots.

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