40 cars on preliminary entry list for Daytona 500
The preliminary entry list for the Daytona 500 has 40 cars and 39 drivers listed.
The entry list, released Thursday, includes the 36 charter teams and four non-charter teams.
Teams without a charter are the No. 62 of Brendan Gaughan, the No. 66 of Mark Thompson, the No. 92 of David Gilliland and the No. 96 of DJ Kennington. If no other non-charter teams enter, then all four of those teams will make the field.
The only team that didn’t have a driver listed was the No. 23 car from BK Racing. UPDATE: BK Racing announced Saturday that Gray Gaulding will drive the car for the Daytona 500.
The Daytona 500 is Feb. 18. Single-car qualifying is Sunday and the qualifying races are Feb. 15.