NASCAR releases 2014 Daytona 500 entry list

Chris Graythen

The entry list for the 2014 Daytona 500 features 49 drivers competing for a spot in the 43-car race.

Forty-nine drivers will compete for one of 43 spots in the 2014 Daytona 500.

The entry list for the "Great American Race," to be held Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway, includes nine former winners, and eight drivers vying to make their first Daytona 500 start.

Despite NASCAR revising its qualifying format and introducing group qualifying at oval track races, the new system will not be implemented until the second event of the season at Phoenix International Raceway. Determining the 43-car field for the Daytona 500 will continue to consist of various stages, with the front row determined Feb. 16 via single-car runs.

Positions 3-32 will be set by the finishing order of the Feb. 20 Budweiser Duel qualifying races. Positions 33-36 will go to the drivers who qualified the fastest but didn't earn a spot in one of the two qualifying races.

The final seven spots are provisionals based on 2013 owner points and whether a former champion has yet to qualify.

Daytona 500 entry list

Number Driver Car Model Sponsor Owner
1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite Roger Penske
3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Dow Richard Childress
4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser Tony Stewart
5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
7 Michael Annett Chevrolet Pilot / Flying J Travel Centers Tommy Baldwin Jr
9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley Richard Petty
10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy Tony Stewart
11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express J.D. Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Jack Roush
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Nationwide Insurance John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Joe Gibbs
20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
21 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Glen Wood
22 Joey Logano Ford Shell-Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Alex Bowman Toyota Dr. Pepper Ron Devine
24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive To End Hunger Rick Hendrick
26 Cole Whitt Toyota TBA Brandon Davis
27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Peak-Menard's Richard Childress
30 Parker Kligerman Toyota TBA Brandon Davis
31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress
32 Terry Labonte Ford C&J Energy Services Frank Stoddard Jr
33 Brian Scott Chevrolet White Tail Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Ford CSX - Play It Safe Bob Jenkins
35 Eric McClure Ford Hefty Untimate-Reynolds Wrap Jerry Freeze
36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Golden Corral Allan Heinke
38 David Gilliland Ford Love's Travel Stops Brad Jenkins
40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Hillman Racing Mike Hillman Sr.
41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Haas Automation Gene Haas
42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield Richard Petty
47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Kroger-USO Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's Jeff Gordon
51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet BRANDT Professional Agriculture Harry Scott Jr.
52 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet Phoenix Construction James Finch
55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine Michael Waltrip
66 Michael Waltrip Toyota BlueDEF/AAA Jay Robinson
77 Dave Blaney Ford TBA Randy Humphrey
78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Furniture Row Barney Visser
83 Ryan Truex Toyota Borla Exhaust Ron Devine
87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 300 Rise of an Empire Jay Robinson
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet National Guard Rick Hendrick
93 Morgan Shepherd Toyota Support Militry.org Wayne Press
95 Michael McDowell Ford K-Love Bob Leavine
98 Josh Wise Ford Curb Records Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal Jack Roush
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