- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

The 43 drivers competing in the 2014 Daytona 500, in order of starting position:

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No. 3 Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing

DRIVER: Austin Dillon

BORN: April 27, 1990

HOMETOWN: Welcome, N.C.

CREW CHIEF: Gil Martin

SPONSOR: Dow

TWITTER: @austindillon3

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.

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No. 78 Chevrolet, Furniture Row Racing

DRIVER: Martin Truex Jr.

BORN: June 29, 1980

HOMETOWN: Mayetta, N.J.

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