DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Only four cars took to the track in Monday's final round of time trials for Sunday's Daytona 500, including three cars that did not make a qualification run on Saturday.
The fastest in second-round qualifying was Kyle Petty in a Dodge with a speed of 183.061 miles per hour. Other drivers participating in second-round qualifying were Mike Skinner's 181.786 in a Chevrolet, Kirk Shelmerdine's 178.246 mph in a Ford and Norm Benning's 168.429 mph in a Chevrolet.
Petty's lap placed him 27th fastest among the 53 cars that attempted qualifying laps, but he likely will have to race his way into the top 14 in Thursday's first Gatorade Twin 125 qualifying race to make the field for the Daytona 500.
The top-14 finishers in each Gatorade 125 (with the exception of the already qualified pole winner and outside pole winner) earn positions 3-30 on the starting grid. The rest of the 43-car field is filled based on qualifying speeds and car owner provisional points.