NASCAR on Thursday released its preliminary entry list for the 59th annual Daytona 500, which takes place Feb. 26th at 2 p.m. ET on FOX. A total of 42 drivers are entered for 40 spots in the opening race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season.
Here are the 42 drivers entered in this year’s 500.
1. Jamie McMurray
The 2010 Daytona 500 winner is back for another season in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
2. Brad Keselowski
Maybe the best active restrictor-plate driver to never win the Daytona 500, Keselowski will be aiming to put the No. 2 Team Penske Ford in Victory Lane.
3. Austin Dillon
Three years ago, Dillon won the Daytona 500 pole in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. He’ll be aiming for a race win this time.