The preliminary entry list for the Daytona 500 has been released and 42 cars are currently registered for the 59th running of the “Great American Race.”
The season-opener for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is scheduled for Fab. 26 on Fox.
Forty cars will make the field for the race, with 36 of those guaranteed a starting spot due to NASCAR ownership charters.
Among those entered into the race are two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip, who is making his final NASCAR start. He will drive the No. 15 for Premium Motorsports. Elliott Sadler, a veteran of 12 full-time Cup seasons, will attempt to make his first Cup start since 2013 and his first Daytona 500 start since 2012. He will drive the No. 7 owned by Tommy Baldwin Racing.
Daniel Suarez, the defending Xfinity Series champion, will make his Cup debut driving the No. 19 car for Joe Gibbs Racing.