The images in this collection are from the 2002 Daytona 500 qualifying day held at Daytona International Speedway one week prior to the Daytona 500. In Daytona 500 qualifying, the first and second starting positions are set. Jimmie Johnson won the Budweiser Pole Award for the Daytona 500 with a speed of 185.831 mph. Kevin Harvick qualified second with a speed of 185.770 mph. This was the first time the 500 field would be led by two first-time participants. 53 drivers attempted to qualify for 43 spots.