1. Archive


Steve Park qualified first for tonight's race with an average speed of 184.752 mph in the same car that won the pole for the Daytona 500 in February _ only Park didn't drive the No. 30 Chevy for Richard Childress Racing then. Jeff Green did.


Steve Park

Chevrolet 30 The car is fast and the driver is hungry.

Kevin Harvick

Chevrolet 29 Leading RCR's resurgent season, but needs a win.


Jeff Gordon

Chevrolet 24 Has not won at Daytona since 1999.

Sterling Marlin

Dodge 40 Former Daytona master finds ways to lose of late.


Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevrolet 8 Still miffed about the Daytona 500.

Michael Waltrip

Chevrolet 15 Trying to win three straight at Daytona.


Ken Schrader

Dodge 49 BAM team is tough in plate races.

Jamie McMurray

Dodge 42 Not quite living up to the hype this season.


Elliott Sadler

Ford 38 Pushing Junior to victory at Talladega in April.

Jeremy Mayfield

Dodge 19 Still has potential, but is running out of time.


Jimmie Johnson

Chevrolet 48 Likely as anyone to dethrone the DEI drivers.

Casey Mears

Dodge 41 Former open-wheeler still making the transition.


Tony Stewart

Chevrolet 20 Has on-track alliance with Junior in plate races.

Bill Elliott

Dodge 9 Would prefer to run without restrictor plates.


Bobby Labonte

Chevrolet 18 Always seems to find the big wreck in plate races.

Dale Jarrett

Ford 88 Used to own this track, but struggling lately.


Ricky Craven

Pontiac 32 Single-car team holds its own against the giants.

Robby Gordon

Chevrolet 31 Has the car, but does he have the patience?

ROW 10

Buckshot Jones

Dodge 09 First Cup race since early last season.

Joe Nemechek

Chevrolet 25 Lakeland native watched from the stands as a child.

ROW 11

David Green

Chevrolet 60 A Hendrick Motorsports entry.

Johnny Benson

Pontiac 10 Has a knack for staying out of trouble.

ROW 12

Mike Wallace

Pontiac 01 Hasn't seemed to click with MB2 team.

Ryan Newman

Dodge 12 Hoping to keep his tires on the track this time.

ROW 13

Terry Labonte

Chevrolet 5 Two-time champ showing signs of life this season.

Larry Foyt

Pontiac 14 Rookie is in over his head.

ROW 14

Ricky Rudd

Ford 21 Made strong showing during Speedweeks.

Ward Burton

Dodge 22 Usually finds his way to the front of plate races.

ROW 15

Kenny Wallace

Dodge 23 Not likely to be a factor.

Greg Biffle

Ford 16 Treated Talladega seem like a short track.

ROW 16

Kurt Busch

Ford 97 Will move to the front quickly.

Mike Bliss

Chevrolet 80 A Joe Gibbs Racing entry.

ROW 17

Mark Martin

Ford 6 Needs to get in line behind Busch.

Jeff Green

Chevrolet 1 Third DEI team not up to par.

ROW 18

Jack Sprague

Pontiac 00 Likely to cause the first caution.

Jeff Burton

Ford 99 What is wrong with this team?

ROW 19

Matt Kenseth

Ford 17 Points-leader just doesn't qualify well.

Rusty Wallace

Ford 2 Has never won at Daytona.

ROW 20

Dave Blaney

Ford 77 Started strong, but has faded lately.

Jimmy Spencer

Dodge 7 Victory celebration would outshine fireworks display.

ROW 21

Todd Bodine

Ford 54 See Sprague.

Kyle Petty

Dodge 45 Only of three Petty Enterprises cars to make the race.

ROW 22

Stacy Compton

Pontiac 4 Making debut with Morgan-McClure team.