Those of you scoring from home can add two more Daytona 500 entries to your list. And they're a couple of names you might not have expected.
Geoff Bodine is scheduled to drive the No. 64 Gunselman Motorsports Toyota in an attempt to make the field. The 59-year-old Bodine, winner of the 1986 Daytona 500, will be attempting to make his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start since 2004. He will share the car with brother Todd throughout the season. While the team isn't sponsored right now, Gunselman said he has "some key individuals helping us get funding we need to compete on a larger basis." The team hopes to use their on-track exposure to draw attention to Geoff Bodin's efforts with the U.S. Bobsled Team.
One-time Cup Series regular John Andretti will have a guaranteed spot in the season-opening race. He is scheduled to drive the No. 34 Chevrolet fielded through a partnership between Front Row Motorsports and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. EGR will provide the car, engine and some crew members for the venture. The entry is locked into the Daytona 500 because it will using the points from one of EGR's cars that is not scheduled to run this season (Nos. 01, 15 and 41). Read more here.
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-- Michele Vincze