An early look at the upcoming Daytona 500 entry-list

Last week NASCAR made the schedule for next month’s 65th annual Great American Race. Now that we’ve had some more driver sponsorship announcements lately, let’s take a look at the early entry list for the 2023 Daytona 500. There’s 36 guaranteed spots into the big race for the chartered teams, followed by the final four spots into the race being taken by open cars. At the moment, we have 39 cars known…

There’s potential for 1-5 more with Helio Castroneves tied to 2 of them. NY Racing Team, Team Hezeberg and MBM each showed up last Speedweeks but there’s been nothing concrete whether each will this year.

So will the Duels mean anything this year?

In 2018, there were no extra cars with 40 cars showing up for 40 spots. In 2019, we had six open cars meaning two wouldn’t make it. 2020 saw seven open cars and 2021 with eight. Last year we had six again.

2023 Charters

Chevrolet (16)

  • Hendrick Motorsports (4) – Kyle Larson (No. 5), Chase Elliott (No. 9), William Byron (No. 24) and Alex Bowman (No. 48)
  • Trackhouse Racing (2) – Ross Chastain (No. 1) and Daniel Suarez (No. 99)
  • Richard Childress Racing (2) – Austin Dillon (No. 3), Kyle Busch (No. 8)
  • Legacy Motor Club (2) – Noah Gragson (No. 42), Erik Jones (No. 43)
  • Kaulig Racing (2) – AJ Allmendinger (No. 16), Justin Haley (No. 31)
  • Spire Motorsports (2) – Corey LaJoie (No. 7), Ty Dillon (No. 77)
  • JTG Daugherty Racing (1) – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 47)
  • Live Fast Motorsports (1) – BJ McLeod (1)

Ford (14)

  • Stewart-Haas Racing (4) – Kevin Harvick (No. 4), Aric Almirola (No. 10), Chase Briscoe (No. 14), Ryan Preece (No. 41).
  • Team Penske (3) – Austin Cindric (No. 2), Ryan Blaney (No. 12), Joey Logano (No. 22).
  • RFK Racing (2) – Brad Keselowksi (No. 6), Chris Buescher (No. 17)
  • Rick Ware Racing (2) – 2 seats are open for 2023.
  • Front Row Motorsports (2) – Michael McDowell (No. 34), Todd Gilliland (No. 38)
  • Wood Brothers (1) – Harrison Burton is back in 2023.

Toyota (6)

  • Joe Gibbs Racing (4) – Denny Hamlin (No. 11), Martin Truex Jr. (No. 19), Christopher Bell (No. 20), Ty Gibbs R (No. 54)
  • 23XI Racing (2) – Bubba Wallace (No. 23), Tyler Reddick (No. 45)

Open Cars (3)

  • Front Row Motorsports (1) – Zane Smith R (No. 36)
  • Beard Motorsports (1) – Austin Hill R (No. 62)
  • Legacy Motor Club (1) – Jimmie Johnson (No. 84)

Potentials (5)

  • The Money Team (1) – No. 50 Chevrolet
  • Trackhouse Racing (1) – No. 91 Chevrolet
  • NY Racing Team (1) – No. 44 Chevrolet
  • MBM Motorsports (1) – No. 66 Ford
  • Team Hezeberg (1) – No. 27 Ford

One comment

  1. Ever since the charter bologna started the duels don’t mean anything anymore like they did when they didn’t have those dumb charters I liked it better then I’ve been a fan since 1965 and I am so tired of what they’re doing to my sport it just makes me mad every time I think about it

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