The 43 drivers competing in the 2014 Daytona 500, in order of starting position:
No. 3 Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing
DRIVER: Austin Dillon
BORN: April 27, 1990
HOMETOWN: Welcome, N.C.
CREW CHIEF: Gil Martin
NOTES: Starting on the pole with the famed No. 3, which is making its return to the Sprint Cup Series for the first time since Dale Earnhardt’s death following a last-lap crash in the 2001 Daytona 500. … Despite making 11 starts in the Cup series last season, Dillon is still considered a rookie. … Won 2011 Truck Series championship and 2013 Nationwide Series title.
No. 78 Chevrolet, Furniture Row Racing
DRIVER: Martin Truex Jr.
BORN: June 29, 1980
HOMETOWN: Mayetta, N.J.