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Entry List: 2023 Daytona 500

The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action for its first points race of 2023 at Daytona International Speedway.

Forty-two cars will attempt to make the Daytona 500, meaning two won’t qualify, barring any entry list changes.

The No. 13 of Kaulig Racing will be driven by Chandler Smith, who’s joining the team full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

Smith’s fellow Xfinity competitor Riley Herbst will drive the No. 15 for Rick Ware Racing.

Zane Smith will hop in the No. 38 of Front Row Motorsports.

See also
2023 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 30-21

Conor Daly will make his attempt in the No. 50 of The Money Team Racing.

Austin Hill’s running the No. 62 of Beard Motorsports.

23XI Racing’s fielding three cars, with Travis Pastrana in the No. 67.

Jimmie Johnson’s returning to the Cup Series part time in the No. 84 of Legacy Motor Club.

The No. 80 of Finishline Motorsports Marketing has been withdrawn.


Qualifying to set the duel lineups start Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8:15 p.m. ET. The Bluegreen Vacations duels run Thursday at 7 p.m.; both qualifying and the duels will air on FOX Sports 1.

The Daytona 500 airs Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

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Joy Tomlinson

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised watching motorsports and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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Bill B

At least The Twins will have a purpose…. barely. Still a costly and convoluted way to eliminate two cars.

Tom B

Who Dat?


Does anyone else remember when the qualifiers had thirty cars in each?

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