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Drivers competing in the 2014 Daytona 500

The 43 drivers competing in the 2014 Daytona 500, in order of starting position:___No. 3 Chevrolet, Richard Childress RacingDRIVER: Austin DillonBORN: April 27, 1990HOMETOWN: Welcome, N.C.CREW CHIEF: Gil MartinSPONSOR: DowTWITTER: @austindillon3NOTES: 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 RacingDRIVER: Martin Truex Jr.BORN: June 29, 1980HOMETOWN: Mayetta, N.J.CREW CHIEF: Todd BerrierSPONSOR: Furniture RowTWITTER: @MartinTruexJr56NOTES: Qualified on the outside pole for the Daytona 500, but will have to start at the back of the field after getting caught in a crash in a qualifying race Thursday night. ... Left Michael Waltrip Racing...

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