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NASCAR Daytona 500: An Overview of the 2023 Projected Entry List


The 65th edition of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR Cup Series, is just around the corner and the excitement among motor racing fans is palpable. This year’s event is scheduled to take place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will feature 40 drivers battling it out on the 2.5-mile oval circuit.

2023 Daytona 500 Projected Entry List

Locked in Entries

Of the 40 drivers set to compete, 36 have secured their place in the race through chartered entries. These 36 drivers will automatically compete in the 200-lap race, regardless of their performance in the single-car qualifying session and the Bluegreen Vacations Duels.

Driver Confirmations

At the moment, 33 of the 36 chartered entries have confirmed drivers, while the remaining three will be confirmed in due course. The five non-chartered entries that have been confirmed so far, all have confirmed drivers, however, more entries could still be added.

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Projected Daytona 500 Entry List

Here is a look at the current list of projected entries for the 2023 Daytona 500:

1ChevroletRoss ChastainTrackhouse Racing Team
2FordAustin CindricTeam Penske
3ChevroletAustin DillonRichard Childress Racing
4FordKevin HarvickStewart-Haas Racing
5ChevroletKyle LarsonHendrick Motorsports
6FordBrad KeselowskiRFK Racing
7ChevroletCorey LaJoieSpire Motorsports
8ChevroletKyle BuschRichard Childress Racing
9ChevroletChase ElliottHendrick Motorsports
10FordAric AlmirolaStewart-Haas Racing
11ToyotaDenny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing
12FordRyan BlaneyTeam Penske
13Chevrolet*Chandler Smith (R)Kaulig Racing
14FordChase BriscoeStewart-Haas Racing
15FordRiley Herbst (R)Rick Ware Racing
16ChevroletA.J. AllmendingerKaulig Racing
17FordChris BuescherRFK Racing
19ToyotaMartin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing
20ToyotaChristopher BellJoe Gibbs Racing
21FordHarrison BurtonWood Brothers Racing
22FordJoey LoganoTeam Penske
23ToyotaBubba Wallace23XI Racing
24ChevroletWilliam ByronHendrick Motorsports
27Ford*Jacques VilleneuveTeam Hezeberg
31ChevroletJustin HaleyKaulig Racing
34FordMichael McDowellFront Row Motorsports
38FordTodd GillilandFront Row Motorsports
41FordRyan PreeceStewart-Haas Racing
42ChevroletNoah GragsonLegacy Motor Club
43ChevroletErik JonesLegacy Motor Club
44Chevrolet*Greg BiffleNY Racing
45ToyotaTyler Reddick23XI Racing
47ChevroletRicky Stenhouse Jr.JTG Daugherty Racing
48ChevroletAlex BowmanHendrick Motorsports
50Chevrolet*Helio Castroneves (R)The Money Team Racing
51FordCody WareRick Ware Racing
54ToyotaTy Gibbs (R)Joe Gibbs Racing
62Chevrolet*Austin Hill (R)Beard Motorsports
67Toyota*Travis Pastrana (R)23XI Racing
77ChevroletTy DillonSpire Motorsports
78ChevroletB.J. McLeodLive Fast Motorsports
84Chevrolet*Jimmie JohnsonLegacy Motor Club
99ChevroletDaniel SuarezTrackhouse Racing Team
TBDFord*Zane Smith (R)Front Row Motorsports
26Toyotanot confirmTeam Hezeberg
30Chevroletnot confirm3F Racing
55Fordnot confirmMBM Motorsports
66Fordnot confirmMBM Motorsports
91ChevroletRuled outTrackhouse Racing Team


In conclusion, the 2023 Daytona 500 is shaping up to be an exciting race with 41 confirmed entries, including 5 confirmed non-chartered entries that will compete for the final 4 spots in the field. The field is comprised of top drivers in NASCAR, including Ross Chastain, Austin Cindric, and Kyle Busch, who will be driving for some of the biggest teams in the sport such as Trackhouse Racing, Team Penske, and Richard Childress Racing. With the possibility of more entries being added to the field, the 2023 Daytona 500 is sure to be a thrilling race for fans of motorsports.



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