Daytona 500 entry list features 42 cars for 40 positions in Great American Race
NASCAR released the entry lists Monday for this weekend’s Daytona 500, the Xfinity Series race at Daytona and the Craftsman Truck Series race at Daytona.
Here is a look at the entry list for each series at Daytona.
NASCAR CUP SERIES
There are 42 cars entered for 40 spots. The 36 chartered teams are all guaranteed a starting spot.
The six drivers vying for the remaining four spots in the Daytona 500 will be:
Kaz Grala in the No. 36 for Front Row Motorsports
David Ragan in the No. 60 for RFK Racing
Anthony Alfredo in the No. 62 for Beard Motorsports
BJ McLeod in the No. 78 for Live Fast Motorsports
Jimmie Johnson in the No. 84 for Legacy Motor Club
A driver has yet to be named for the No. 44 for NY Racing Team.
There are 44 entries for the 38 spots in Saturday’s race.
Former Australian Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen, who will run the full Xfinity Series and select Cup races this season for Kaulig Racing, will be in the No. 97. That car is listed as TBA since NASCAR must approve him but that is expected to be a formality.
Also entered is Hailie Deegan, who will run the full season for AM Racing as a rookie. Competing against van Gisbergen and Deegan for top rookie honors will be Jesse Love, who will drive for Richard Childress Racing.
This event marks the debut of Sammy Smith with JR Motorsports and Chandler Smith and Sheldon Creed with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Frankie Muinz is entered in the No. 35 for Joey Gase Motorsports.
Also, Daniel Suarez is entered and will drive the No. 14 for SS Green Light Racing.
CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES
There are 38 entries for 36 spots in Friday night’s race at Daytona.
Cup driver Corey LaJoie is entered for Spire Motorsports. Ty Dillon makes his debut with Rackley W.A.R.
Ben Rhodes begins his quest for a third title in four seasons.