A complete look at Sunday’s Daytona 500 lineup

02/22/2014 8:36 PM

02/26/2014 11:47 PM

Pos. Driver No. Car
1. Austin Dillon No. 3 Chevrolet
New engine showed strength in qualifying in return of the ‘3’
2. Martin Truex Jr. No. 78 Chevrolet
Starting in the back in backup car, but a promising week
3. Matt Kenseth No. 20 Toyota
Two-time Daytona 500 winner, a master at this track
4. Denny Hamlin No. 11 Toyota
Won season finale, exhibition race and a qualifying duel
5. Kasey Kahne No. 5 Chevrolet
Top-qualifying car from powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports
6. Jeff Gordon No. 24 Chevrolet
Nice starting spot, but hasn’t been better than 20th last four 500s
7. Marcos Ambrose No. 9 Ford
Top qualifier for Ford, which has had a bad qualifying week
8. Kurt Busch No. 41 Chevrolet
Debuts as fourth driver for Stewart-Haas Racing, best ride since Penske
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 Chevrolet
Has been second in three of the last four Daytona 500s
10. Paul Menard No. 27 Chevrolet
Delivered top-10 finishes in 2011 and 2012, but only 21st last year
11. Josh Wise No. 98 Ford
Driving for under-funded team, starting only his second Daytona 500
12. Brian Scott No. 33 Chevrolet
Regular Nationwide driver, making his first Daytona 500 start
13. Aric Almirola No. 43 Ford
Highest qualifying spot at Daytona for Richard Petty Motorsports
14. Trevor Bayne No. 21 Ford
Youngest Daytona 500 winner when he won three years ago
15. AJ Allmendinger No. 47 Chevrolet
Has continued to work his way back into NASCAR’s good graces
16. Kyle Larson No. 42 Chevrolet
Aggressive, respected rookie making his first Daytona 500 start
17. David Gilliland No. 38 Ford
Former 500 pole winner, but only two top-10s in 11 Cup starts at Daytona
18. Landon Cassill No. 40 Chevrolet
Making second Daytona 500 start
19. Ryan Newman No. 31 Chevrolet
Won Daytona in 2008, but only a 23.6 average finish since
20. Clint Bowyer No. 15 Toyota
Used to run Daytona pretty well, but only one lap led in last two starts
21. Tony Stewart No. 14 Chevrolet
22. Jamie McMurray No. 1 Chevrolet
23. Cole Whitt No. 26 Toyota
24. Terry Labonte No. 32 Ford
25. Greg Biffle No. 16 Ford
26. Bobby Labonte No. 52 Chevrolet
27. Danica Patrick No. 10 Chevrolet
28. Casey Mears No. 13 Chevrolet
29. Alex Bowman No. 23 Toyota
30. Carl Edwards No. 99 Ford
31. Brian Vickers No. 55 Toyota
32. Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Chevrolet
33. Brad Keselowski No. 2 Ford
34. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. No. 17 Ford
35. Joey Logano No. 22 Ford
36. Michael Annett No. 7 Chevrolet
37. Kyle Busch No. 18 Toyota
38. Kevin Harvick No. 4 Chevrolet
39. Reed Sorenson No. 36 Chevrolet
40. Justin Allgaier No. 51 Chevrolet
41. Parker Kligerman No. 30 Toyota
42. Michael Waltrip No. 66 Toyota
43. David Ragan No. 34 Ford

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