NASCAR releases complete Daytona 500 entry list

A total of 49 cars will attempt to make the 43-car field for the 57th running of the Daytona 500. 

Tom Pennington

The entry list for the 57th annual Daytona 500 was released early Friday evening, with 49 cars attempting to make next Sunday’s race. 

Qualifying for the Daytona 500 will take place Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX through group qualifying. 

The field will be divided into two groups based on a random draw for the first of three rounds of qualifying — odd numbers in the first group, even in the second group.

The first round will be five minutes, with the fastest 24 cars advancing to Round 2. After a 10-minute break, the five-minute second round takes place, with the fastest 12 cars advancing to Round 3. After a seven-minute break, the top-two qualifiers will be determined in Round 3, which will also be five minutes. After Sunday’s qualifying session, only the front row for the Daytona 500 will be set. 

The field will then be split into two Budweiser Duel qualifying races, which will set the final 43-car starting grid for the 57th running of the Daytona 500, which will take place Sunday, Feb. 22 on FOX. 

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