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40 cars on preliminary entry list for Daytona 500

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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.

Click here for preliminary entry list for Daytona 500

NASCAR entry lists for Talladega

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Forty-two cars are entered for this weekend’s Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Drivers in cars without charters are: Elliott Sadler (No. 7 car), Brendan Gaughan (No. 75 car), DJ Kennington (No. 96 car), Timmy Hill (No. 51 car), Reed Sorenson (No. 55 car) and Corey LaJoie (No. 83 car). They will vie for four spots in the starting lineup.

Brad Keselowski won this event last year at Talladega.

Click here for Cup entry list at Talladega

In the Xfinity Series, 42 cars are on the entry list. Full-time Cup drivers scheduled to compete in the Xfinity race are: Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones, Joey Logano, Timmy Hill, Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola

Elliott Sadler won this event last year at Talladega.

Click here for Xfinity entry list at Talladega

Starting lineups for the Can-Am Duel qualifying races

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Daytona 500 pole-winner Chase Elliott will lead the field to the green flag in the first of two Can-Am Duel qualifying races Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who secured the No. 2 starting spot for the Daytona 500, will lead the field to the green in the second of the qualifying races.

Those races will set the rest of the Daytona 500 starting lineup.

Click here for Daytona Duel 1 starting lineup

Click here for Daytona Duel 2 starting lineup

With 36 spots guaranteed to charter teams, four teams are vying for the final two spots — Brendan Gaughan and Elliott Sadler already secured two of the four spots for non-chartered teams based on their qualifying time Sunday.

Those seeking to race their way into the Daytona 500 are Reed Sorenson, Corey LaJoie, DJ Kennington and Timmy Hill.

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