Early Peek at the Daytona 500 Entry List in 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 17: A view of the flyover prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)


With only four weeks until the launch of the 63rd annual Daytona 500, punters are already looking at the lineup and browsing Co Bets to know where they can get the best odds, safe, legal and regulated sports betting has arrived in Colorado. The Daytona 500 will take place only four weeks from now, with Nascar’s list of entrants already overflowing.

After the single-car qualifying sessions are over, along with the Bluegreen Vacation duels that follow, several drivers will be disappointed for failing to book a spot in the 40-car field. The race has gone green with almost a month remaining, with 44 drivers having already confirmed their attendance for the 200-lap run around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

With 36 cars being chartered entries, eight drivers will need to battle it for the remaining four spots. Looking at the early entry for the race performance in mid-December when Daytona 500 was two months away, it’s clear that a lot has changed, and there’s no stopping, considering there are over 40 cars on the entry list. Additionally, it’s confirmed that JTG Daugherty’s second car won’t have a charter like in previous years. Let’s look at the Daytona 500 entry list in 2021.

Chartered Entries

23XI Racing 

  • #23 Toyota under Bubba Wallace (full-time)

Front Row Motorsports

  • #38 Ford under Anthony Alfredo (full-time)
  • #34 Ford under Michael McDowell (full-time)

Chip Ganassi Racing

  • #1 Chevrolet under full-time driver Kurt Busch
  • #42 Chevrolet under full-time driver Ross Chastain

Joe Gibbs Racing 

  • #11 Toyota under full-time racer Denny Hamlin
  • #18 Toyota Under full-time driver Kyle Busch
  • #19 Toyota With full-time driver Martin Truex
  • #20 Toyota under Christopher Bell (full-time)

JTG Daugherty Racing

  • #47 Chevrolet under full-time driver Ricky Stenhouse

Hendrick Motorsports

  • #5 Chevrolet with Kyle Larson
  • #9 Chevrolet under full-time driver Chase Elliot
  • #24 Chevrolet under driver William Byron
  • #48 Chevrolet under full-time racer Alex Bowman

Live Fast Motorsports 

  • #78 Ford under full-time driver B.J McLeod

Petty Ware Racing

  • #51 under part-time driver Joey Gase

Richard Petty Motorsports

  • #43 Chevrolet by full-time driver Erik Jones

Richard Childress Racing

  • #3 Chevrolet under full-time driver Austin Dillion
  • #8 Chevrolet with full-time driver Tyler Reddick

Rick Ware Racing 

  • #15, #52, and #53, but the cars and drivers are to be confirmed

Spire Motorsports

  • #7 Chevrolet with full-time driver Corey Lajoie
  • #77 Chevrolet, with the part-time driver to be confirmed

Roush Fenway Racing

  • #6 Ford under full-time racer Ryan Newman
  • #17 Ford with full-time driver Chris Buescher

StarCom Racing

  • #00 Chevrolet with full-time driver Quin Houff

Trackghouse Racing Team 

  • #99 Chevrolet with full-time driver Daniel Suarez

Wood Brothers Racing

  • #21 Ford featuring full0-time racer Matt Di Benedetto

Stewart-Haas Racing

  • #4 Ford featuring full-time driver Kevin Harvick
  • #10 Ford with full-time driver Aric Almirola
  • #14 Ford featuring full-time racer Chase Briscoe
  • #41 Ford featuring Cole Custer (full-time)

Team Penske

  • #2 Ford with full-time driver Brad Keselowski
  • #12 Ford featuring Ryan Blaney, a full-time driver
  • #22 Ford under full-time racer Joey Logano

Non-Chartered Entries

Front Row Motorsports

  • #36 Ford under part-time driver Davide Ragan

Beard Motorsports

  • #62 Chevrolet featuring part-time driver Noah Gragson

Kaulig Racing

  • #16 Chevrolet featuring part-time driver Kaz Grala

Gaunt Brothers Racing 

  • #96 Toyota, although the driver is unconfirmed

MBM Motorsports

  • #66 Ford under Timmy Hill
  • Part-time driver Chad Finchum’s Ford

JTG Daugherty Racing 

  • #37 Chevrolet under full-time driver Ryan Preece

My Racing Team 

  • #44 Chevrolet with the driver yet to be confirmed
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