There are 49 drivers entered for the 2012 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

9 drivers on the entry list will not make the race.

# Driver Hometown Make Primary Sponsor Car Owner Crew Chief
22 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos CA Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki ---
43 Aric Almirola Tampa FL Ford Smithfield "Helping Hungry Homes" Richard Petty ---
97 Bill Elliott Dawsonville GA Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves Andrea Nemechek ---
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi TX Toyota Kroger Tad Geschickter ---
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske ---
99 Carl Edwards Columbia MO Ford Fastenal Jack Roush ---
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain ---
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman ---
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Kannapolis NC Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Rick Hendrick ---
10 Danica Patrick Roscoe IL Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Tommy Baldwin ---
36 Dave Blaney Hartford OH Chevrolet Ollie's Bargain Outlet Allan Heinke ---
38 David Gilliland Riverside CA Ford MHP Power Pak Pudding Brad Jenkins ---
34 David Ragan Unadilla GA Ford Scorpion Truck Bed Liners Bob Jenkins ---
93 David Reutimann Zephyrhills FL Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall ---
30 David Stremme South Bend IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Timothy McSweeney ---
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield VA Toyota FedEx Express J D Gibbs ---
33 Elliott Sadler Emporia VA Chevrolet General Mills / Kroger Richard Childress ---
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver WA Ford 3M Jack Roush ---
1 Jamie McMurray Joplin MO Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Teresa Earnhardt ---
31 Jeff Burton South Boston VA Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress ---
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro IN Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick ---
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon CA Chevrolet Lowe's Jeff Gordon ---
249 JJ Yeley Phoenix AZ Toyota America Israel Racing Jay Robinson ---
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland FL Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves Andrea Nemechek ---
20 Joey Logano Middletown CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs ---
42 Juan Montoya Bogota Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi ---
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw WA Chevrolet Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick ---
109 Kenny Wallace St. Louis MO Toyota American Ethanol Brack Maggard ---
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield CA Chevrolet Budweiser Richard Childress ---
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas NV Chevrolet HendrickCars.com James Finch ---
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas NV Toyota M&M's Brown Joe Gibbs ---
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids IA Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall ---
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston Tasmania Ford Stanley Richard Petty ---
55 Mark Martin Batesville AR Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine Bill Jenkins ---
56 Martin Truex Jr Mayetta NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip ---
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge WI Ford Best Buy John Henry ---
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix AZ Ford K-Love / Curb Records Dusty Whitney ---
140 Michael Waltrip Owensboro KY Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine Mike Hillman ---
37 Mike Wallace St. Louis MO Ford Poynt.com Larry Gunselman ---
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire WI Chevrolet Peak / Menards Richard Childress ---
78 Regan Smith Cato NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX "Play it Safe" Barney Visser ---
6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Olive Branch MS Ford Ford EcoBoost John Henry ---
7 Robby Gordon Orange CA Dodge Mapei / Menards / Speed Energy Robby Gordon ---
23 Robert Richardson Jr McKinney TX Toyota North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson Sr ---
39 Ryan Newman South Bend IN Chevrolet U.S. Army / Quicken Loans Tony Stewart ---
32 Terry Labonte Corpus Christi TX Ford C&J Energy Frank Stoddard ---
26 Tony Raines La Porte IN Ford Front Row Motorsports Jerry Freeze ---
14 Tony Stewart Rushville IN Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas ---
21 Trevor Bayne Knoxville TN Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Glen Wood ---

The entry list is the list of drivers who have completed an entry form signaling intent to race in the race.

Entry forms must be completed and returned to NASCAR's Competition Department 13 days prior to a race.

All drivers with a completed form are placed on the race entry list.

How It Relates To Your Fantasy Picks

Don't use the entry list as the final authority on which drivers will be in the race though, especially when it comes to your low-tier fantasy NASCAR driver group.

Many times a driver will not be on the entry list but is in the race.

Conversely, a driver may be on the entry list but not qualify for the race.