Cars in action during the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire for the ARCA Menards Series at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 19, 2021. (Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)

Entry list for 60th Daytona 200 packed with developing talent, career ARCA racers

Entries are in for the 2023 ARCA Menards Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, with 41 teams on the entry list for the 60th annual Daytona 200.

The 41 entries represent the most for the ARCA Menards Series at Daytona since 2017, when 42 teams entered.

“It’s gratifying to see a large entry list of drivers and teams entered to compete in our season opener,” said ARCA president Ron Drager. “We have seen a lot of positive momentum in the last two years, the direct result of really hard work by everyone in our company.

“The ARCA platform has been a home for racers who have decided this is where they want to make their living, and a developmental platform where young, emerging talent can gain valuable experience as they pursue a career in the NASCAR national series. Our Daytona entry list is a great mix of both, the career ARCA racers and those still developing their skill.”

MORE DAYTONA: Buy tickets | Event info | Schedule

Jesse Love
Jesse Love: (Photo: Matthew Putney/ARCA Racing)

The entry list is headlined by championship contenders Jesse Love, a two-time ARCA Menards Seres West champion who will be driving for Venturini Motorsports, Indiana’s Greg Van Alst and West Virginia’s Christian Rose. Love will be joined at Venturini Motorsports by former Talladega winner Gus Dean, and two fast females, Toni Breidinger and Amber Balcaen, who finished 1-2 in the series’ annual pre-season pre-race practice at Daytona in January.

Connor Mosack will make his first Daytona start driving the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, the team that won the ARCA Menards Series owner’s championship in 2021 and 2022, first with Ty Gibbs at the wheel and last year with a combination of Drew Dollar and two-time ARCA Menards Seres East champion Sammy Smith driving. Mosack will run six races for the team, while William Sawalich, who isn’t eligible to compete on superspeedways until he turns 18, will run the rest as the team looks to score its third straight owner’s title.

Hollywood A-lister Frankie Muniz is also entered, driving a Ford Mustang for Rette Jones Racing. Muniz, the star of beloved sitcom Malcolm in the Middle and a former runner-up on Dancing with the Stars, will be making his series debut driving for the team that has finished in the top three at Daytona twice in recent years, second in 2017 with team co-owner Terry Jones at the wheel and third in 2019 with Canadian Grant Quinlan driving.

Frankie Muniz
Frankie Muniz intends to gain the respect of his peers as he embarks on his first ARCA Menards Series season. Photo: James Gilbert/NASCAR)

New York’s Andy Jankowiak is entered fresh off a preliminary night win his three-quarter midget at the Gambler’s Classic, held indoors in the legendary Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jankowiak finished sixth at Daytona last year, recovering from a mid-race spin and crash to score his best career series finish.

Other notables on the entry list include former Daytona runner-up Willie Mullins and Brayton Laster for Mullins Racing, Sean Corr in his family-owned No. 8 Chevrolet, Jack Wood and Lavar Scott in a pair of potent Chevrolets for Rev Racing, Illinois veteran Tim Richmond, who nearly pulled off an upset top-five finish last year before running out of fuel with just a couple of laps remaining, and the four-car Fast Track High Performance Racing entry for 1995 series champion Andy Hillenburg, with drivers Ed Pompa, Bryce Haugeberg, Zach Herrin and Jon Garrett.

The 60th annual Daytona 200 at Daytona International Speedway is set for Saturday, Feb. 18. The race will be televised live flag-to-flag on FS1 starting at 1:30 pm ET. The race will also be broadcast on select affiliates of the MRN Radio network nationwide.

Daytona 200 entry list

Car No. Driver Hometown Sponsor OEM Car owner Crew chief
2 Lavar Scott Carney’s Point, NJ Max Siegel Inc Chevrolet Max Siegel Jamie Jones
3 Willie Mullins Fredericksburg, VA Chevrolet Willie Mullins Austin Simmons
4 Dale Quarterley Westfield, MA Van Dyk Recycling Solutions-Motul-Walker Furn. Chevrolet Alex Quarterley Alex Quarterley
6 Jack Wood Loomis, CA WB-Velocity Racing-Max Siegel Inc Chevrolet Max Siegel Matt Bucher
7 Eric Caudell Piedmont, OK Bellator Cyber Guard-RedTide Canopies-Coble Enterprises Toyota Eric Caudell Jeremy Petty
8 Sean Corr Goshen, NY The Trans Group Chevrolet John Corr Mike Cheek
10 Ed Pompa Ballston Spa, NY HYTORC of New York-Double H Ranch Chevrolet Andy Hillenburg David Ifft
11 Bryce Haugeberg West Fargo, ND Magnum Contracting-Haugeberg Farms-UTI Toyota Andy Hillenburg Dick Doheny
12 Zach Herrin Glendale, CA Lambda Legal Toyota Michelle Hillenburg Todd Parrott
15 Amber Balcaen Winnipeg, Manitoba ICON Direct Toyota Bill Venturini Dave Leiner
18 Connor Mosack Charlotte, NC Mobil 1 Toyota Joe Gibbs Matt Ross
20 Jesse Love Redwood City, CA Yahoo Toyota Billy Venturini Shannon Rursch
25 Gus Dean Bluffton, SC JBL-Dean Custom Air Toyota Cathy Venturini Kevin Reed Jr
27 Tim Richmond Ottawa, IL Latino Immigration and Legal Center Toyota David Richmond David Richmond
30 Frankie Muniz Wood-Ridge, NJ HairClub-Ford Performance Ford Mark Rette Mark Rette
32 Christian Rose Martinsburg, WV West Virginia Tourism #AlmostHeaven Ford Kevin Cywinski Ryan London
35 Greg Van Alst Anderson, IN Vern’s Concrete-CB Fab-Sam Pierce Chevrolet Chevrolet Greg Van Alst Jim Long
36 Ryan Huff Williamsburg, VA Southeastern Services Ford James Huff Rich Burgess
42 Robby Lyons Seminole, FL Sunwest Construction-MMI Chevrolet Bruce Cook Sean Samuels
44 Jason White Sun Peaks, B.C. Powder Ventures Excavating Chevrolet Jeff McClure Jeff McClure
45 Tony Cosentino Mansfield, OH Tamayo Sports Florida Chevrolet Enrique Tamayo Caleb Allen
48 Brad Smith Shelby Township, MI Chevrolet Brad Smith Terry Strange
53 Natalie Decker Eagle River, WI Splat Ford Patrick Emerling Jan Leaty
55 Toni Breidinger Hillsborough, CA FP Movement Toyota Billy Venturini Cayden Lapcevich
57 Hunter Deshautelle Alexandria, LA Brother In Law Motorsports Chevrolet Bryan Dauzat Todd Cooper
62 Steve Lewis Jr Ransomville, NY Telco Construction-Jeffery Machine Chevrolet Steve Lewis Jr Steve Lewis Sr
63 Logan Misuraca Sanford, FL CELSIUS Chevrolet Paris Wixon Jeff Spraker
66 Jon Garrett Athens, TX The Camping Crew Chevrolet Dustin Hillenburg Mike Sroufe
68 Gage Rodgers Coldwater, MI SEKISUI Voltek Ford Bill Kimmel Tony Heavrin
69 Scott Melton Rockford, MI Melton McFadden Insurance-Donna’s Donuts Ford Bill Kimmel Bill Kimmel
73 Andy Jankowiak Tonawanda, NY Whelen Ford Kevin Lapierre Mike Dayton
74 Mandy Chick DeSoto, KS Rose Hulman Institute of Technology Chevrolet Steve Chick Steve Chick
75 Bryan Dauzat Alexandria, LA Brother In Law Motorsports Chevrolet Bryan Dauzat Bob Rahilly
82 Kevin Campbell St. Louis, MO Mizzou Tigers Chevrolet Kevin Campbell Mason Campbell
87 Charles Buchanan Meadows of Dan, VA Spring Drug Pharmacy Chevrolet Charles Buchanan Craig Wood
93 Caleb Costner Dallas, NC Innovative Tiny Houses-Lickety Lew’s Chevrolet Caleb Costner Darrell Phillips
97 Jason Kitzmiller Maysville, WV A.L.L. Construction Chevrolet Codie Rohrbaugh Todd Myers
01 Andres Perez De Lara Mexico City, Mexico Chevrolet Michelle Hillenburg Dylan Roberts
02 Miguel Gomes Lisbon, Portugal Simthunder Chevrolet Tyler Young Andrew Abbott
03 Brayton Laster Greenwood, IN Indy Auto Ford Alex Clubb Robert Bruce
06 A.J. Moyer Tampa, FL River’s Edge Cottages & RV Park Chevrolet Wayne Peterson Michael Peterson