A complete look at Sunday’s Daytona 500 lineup

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1. Austin DillonNo. 3Chevrolet
New engine showed strength in qualifying in return of the ‘3’
2.Martin Truex Jr.No. 78Chevrolet
Starting in the back in backup car, but a promising week
3.Matt KensethNo. 20Toyota
Two-time Daytona 500 winner, a master at this track
4.Denny HamlinNo. 11Toyota
Won season finale, exhibition race and a qualifying duel
5.Kasey KahneNo. 5Chevrolet
Top-qualifying car from powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports
6.Jeff GordonNo. 24Chevrolet
Nice starting spot, but hasn’t been better than 20th last four 500s
7.Marcos AmbroseNo. 9Ford
Top qualifier for Ford, which has had a bad qualifying week
8.Kurt BuschNo. 41Chevrolet
Debuts as fourth driver for Stewart-Haas Racing, best ride since Penske
9.Dale Earnhardt Jr.No. 88Chevrolet
Has been second in three of the last four Daytona 500s
10.Paul MenardNo. 27Chevrolet
Delivered top-10 finishes in 2011 and 2012, but only 21st last year
11.Josh WiseNo. 98Ford
Driving for under-funded team, starting only his second Daytona 500
12.Brian ScottNo. 33Chevrolet
Regular Nationwide driver, making his first Daytona 500 start
13.Aric AlmirolaNo. 43Ford
Highest qualifying spot at Daytona for Richard Petty Motorsports
14.Trevor BayneNo. 21Ford
Youngest Daytona 500 winner when he won three years ago
15.AJ AllmendingerNo. 47Chevrolet
Has continued to work his way back into NASCAR’s good graces
16.Kyle LarsonNo. 42Chevrolet
Aggressive, respected rookie making his first Daytona 500 start
17.David GillilandNo. 38Ford
Former 500 pole winner, but only two top-10s in 11 Cup starts at Daytona
18.Landon CassillNo. 40Chevrolet
Making second Daytona 500 start
19.Ryan NewmanNo. 31Chevrolet
Won Daytona in 2008, but only a 23.6 average finish since
20.Clint BowyerNo. 15Toyota
Used to run Daytona pretty well, but only one lap led in last two starts
21.Tony StewartNo. 14Chevrolet
22.Jamie McMurrayNo. 1Chevrolet
23.Cole WhittNo. 26Toyota
24.Terry LabonteNo. 32Ford
25.Greg BiffleNo. 16Ford
26.Bobby LabonteNo. 52Chevrolet
27.Danica PatrickNo. 10Chevrolet
28.Casey MearsNo. 13Chevrolet
29.Alex BowmanNo. 23Toyota
30.Carl EdwardsNo. 99Ford
31.Brian VickersNo. 55Toyota
32.Jimmie JohnsonNo. 48Chevrolet
33.Brad KeselowskiNo. 2Ford
34.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.No. 17Ford
35.Joey LoganoNo. 22Ford
36.Michael AnnettNo. 7Chevrolet
37.Kyle BuschNo. 18Toyota
38.Kevin HarvickNo. 4Chevrolet
39.Reed SorensonNo. 36Chevrolet
40.Justin AllgaierNo. 51Chevrolet
41.Parker KligermanNo. 30Toyota
42.Michael WaltripNo. 66Toyota
43.David RaganNo. 34Ford

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