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Unofficial Projected NASCAR Cup Series 2020 Daytona 500 Entry List

Here is my unofficial projected 2020 Daytona 500 Entry List. This list is compiled with official driver/team announcements as well as some heavily rumored ones. As things continue to take shape, I will continue to update this list. Currently, as of January 10th, I have my unofficial count at 43 entries for the 2020 Daytona 500.

Of course, only 40 drivers will make the field.

Car No. Driver Team Manufacturer Sponsor
00 Quin Houff StarCom Racing Chevrolet TBA
1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Monster Energy
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford Discount Tire
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet DOW Chemicals
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Busch Beer
6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford TBA
8 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Caterpillar
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Smithfield Foods
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota FedEx
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford TBA
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet GEICO
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford TBA
15 Brennan Poole Premium Motorsports Chevrolet TBA
16* Justin Haley Kaulig Racing Chevrolet Fraternal Order of Eagles
17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fastenal
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota M&Ms
19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Bass Pro Shops
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota TBA
21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford TBA
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford Shell / Pennzoil
24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Axalta
27* Unknown Premium Motorsports Chevrolet TBA
32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford TBA
34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford Love’s Travel Stops
36 David Ragan Rick Ware Racing Ford
37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet Kroger
38 John Hunter Nemechek Front Row Motorsports Ford TBA
41 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford TBA
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet CreditOne
43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet TBA
47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet Kroger
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Ally
49* Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota TBA
51 JJ Yeley Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet TBA
52 Joey Gase Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet TBA
53* Cody Ware? Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet TBA
62* Brendan Gaughan Beard Oil Motorsports Chevrolet Beard Oil/South Point Casino.
66* Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota TBA
77 Ross Chastain Spire Motorsports/Chip Ganassi Chevrolet AdventHealth
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet TBA
95 Christopher Bell Leavine Family Racing Toyota TBA
96* Daniel Suarez? Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota TBA

* indicates non-chartered teams

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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