Toyota Owners 400 (Central | Tickets)
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

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TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Field/Driver Guide (Details | Paint Schemes)

By Starting Position:
Coming Soon (after qualifying)
By Points Standing: #24 Jeff Gordon | #20 Matt Kenseth | #99 Carl Edwards | #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr | #48 Jimmie Johnson | #18 Kyle Busch | #02 Brad Keselowski | #22 Joey Logano | #31 Ryan Newman | #03 Austin Dillon | #16 Greg Biffle | #14 Tony Stewart | #09 Marcus Ambrose | #27 Paul Menard | #47 AJ Allmendinger | #01 Jamie McMurray | #13 Casey Mears | #04 Kevin Harvick | #05 Kasey Kahne | #43 Aric Almirola | #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr | #41 Kurt Busch | #51 Justin Allgaier | #78 Martin Truex Jr | #10 Danica Patrick | #38 David Gilliland | #36 Reed Sorenson | #34 David Ragan | #26 Cole Whitt | #07 Michael Annett | #23 Alex Bowman | #98 Josh Wise | #32 Travis Kvapil | #30 Parker Kligerman | #83 Ryan Truex | #95 Michael McDowell | #35 David Reutimann | #33 David Stremme | #77 Dave Blaney | #40 Landon Cassill | #66 Joe Nemechek
Click column below to sort by car number, name, or points.   

Number Name Standings/Points/Notes

#24

Gordon, Jeff
Drive to End Hunger/AARP Chevrolet (Chief: Alan Gustafson)
Hendrick Motorsports

Age: 42
Year Started: 1992
Birthplace: Vallejo, California
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

#20

Kenseth, Matt
Home Depot Husky/Dollar General Toyota (Chief: Jason Ratcliff
Joe Gibbs Racing  

Age: 42
Year Started: 1998
Birthplace: Cambridge, Wisconsin
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#99

 

Edwards, Carl
Ford Always Racing/Fastenal Ford (Chief: Jimmy Fennig)
Roush Fenway Racing  
Age: 34
Year Started: 2004
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri
Resides: Columbia, Missouri

#88

Earnhardt, Dale Jr
National Guard Chevrolet (Chief: Steve Letarte)
Hendrick Motorsports

Age: 39
Year Started: 1999
Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#48

Johnson, Jimmie
Kobalt Tools/Lowe's Chevrolet (Chief: Chad Knaus)
Hendrick Motorsports

Age: 38
Year Started: 2001
Birthplace: El Cajon, California
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

#18

Busch, Kyle
M&Ms Toyota (Chief: Dave Rogers)
Joe Gibbs Racing

Age: 28
Year Started: 2004
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#02

Keselowski, Brad
Detroit Genuine Parts/Miller Lite Ford (Chief: Paul Wolfe)
Team Penske  

Age: 30
Year Started: 2008
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, Michigan
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#22

Logano, Joey
Shell-Pennzoil Ford (Chief: Todd Gordon )
Team Penske  

Age: 23
Year Started: 2008
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut
Resides: Huntersville, North Carolina

#31

Newman, Ryan
Quicken Loans/Caterpillar Chevrolet (Chief: Luke Lambert )
Richard Childress Racing

Age: 36
Year Started: 2000
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana
Resides: Statesville, North Carolina

#03

Dillon, Austin
Rookie

Dow Chevrolet (Chief: Gil Martin)
Richard Childress Racing

Age: 23
Year Started: 2011
Birthplace: Welcome, North Carolina
Resides: Welcome, North Carolina

#16

Biffle, Greg
3M Ford (Chief: Matt Puccia )
Roush Fenway Racing

Age: 44
Year Started: 2002
Birthplace: Vancouver, Washington
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#14

Stewart, Tony
Rush Truck Centers/Bass Pro Shop Chevrolet (Chief: Chad Johnson) 
Stewart-Haas Racing  

Age: 42
Year Started: 1999
Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana
Resides: Columbus, Indiana

#55

Vickers, Brian
Aaron's Toyota (Chief: Billy Scott)
Michael Waltrip Racing  

Age: 30
Year Started: 2003
Birthplace: Thomasville, North Carolina
Resides: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

#42

Larson, Kyle
Rookie

Axe Peace/Target Chevrolet (Chief: Chris Heroy)
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates

Age: 21
Year Started: 2013
Birthplace: Elk Grove, California

#11

Hamlin, Denny
FedEx Toyota (Chief: Darian Grubb
)
Joe Gibbs Racing

Age: 33
Year Started: 2005
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Virginia
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

#15

Bowyer, Clint
5-hour ENERGY Toyota (Chief: Brian Pattie)
Michael Waltrip Racing  

Age: 34
Year Started: 2005
Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas
Resides: Clemmons, North Carolina

#09

Ambrose, Marcus
Stanley Ford (Chief: Drew Blickensderfer )
Richard Petty Motorsports

Age: 37
Year Started: 2008
Birthplace: Launceston, Australia
Resides: Kannapolis, North Carolina

#27

Menard, Paul
CertainTeed/Menard's Chevrolet (Chief: Slugger Labbe
Richard Childress Racing
Age: 33
Year Started: 2003
Birthplace: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

#47

Allmendinger, AJ
Bush's Chevrolet (Chief: Brian Burns)
JTG Daugherty Racing  

Age: 32
Year Started: 2007
Birthplace: Los Gatos, California
Resides: Cornelius, North Carolina

#01

McMurray, Jamie
McDonald's Chevrolet (Chief: Keith Rodden )
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates

Age: 37
Year Started: 2002
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#13

Mears, Casey
GEICO Chevrolet (Chief: Bootie Barker)
Germain Racing

Age: 36
Year Started: 2003
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

#04

Harvick, Kevin
Outback Steakhouse/Budweiser Chevrolet (Chief: Rodney Childers
)
Stewart-Haas Racing
Age: 38
Year Started: 2001
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California
Resides: Kernersville, North Carolina

#05

Kahne, Kasey
Farmers Insurance Chevrolet (Chief: Kenny Francis)
Hendrick Motorsports
Age: 34
Year Started: 2004
Birthplace: Enumclaw, Washington
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#43

Almirola, Aric
Smithfield Foods Ford (Chief: Trent Owens )
Richard Petty Motorsports
Age: 30
Year Started: 2007
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#17

Stenhouse Jr, Ricky
Nationwide/Best Buy Ford (Chief: Mike Kelley )
Roush Fenway Racing
Age: 26
Birthplace: Olive Branch, Mississippi
Resides: Cornelius, North Carolina

#41

Busch, Kurt
Haas Automation Chevrolet (Chief: Daniel Knost)
Stewart-Haas Racing
Age: 35
Year Started: 2000
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#51

Allgaier, Justin
Rookie

Brandt Chevrolet (Chief: Steve Addington)
HScott Motorsports  

Age: 27
Year Started: 2013
Birthplace: Riverton, Illinois
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#78

Truex Jr, Martin
Furniture Row Chevrolet (Chief: Todd Berrier)
Furniture Row Racing   

Age: 33 
Birthplace: Mayetta, New Jersey
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#10

Patrick, Danica
GoDaddy.com Chevrolet (Chief: Tony Eury Jr.)
Stewart-Haas Racing

Age: 32
Year Started: 2012
Birthplace: Roscoe, Illinois
Resides: Phoenix, Arizona

#38

Gilliland, David
Long John Silver's/Love's Travel Stops Ford (Chief: Frank Kerr)‎
Front Row Motorsports

Age: 38
Year Started: 2006
Birthplace: Riverside, California
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#36

Sorenson, Reed
Golden Corral Chevrolet (Chief: Todd Parrott)
Tommy Baldwin Racing

Age: 28
Year Started: 2005
Birthplace: Peachtree City, Georgia
Resides: Davidson , North Carolina
  • #31 118 points (-179)

#34

Ragan, David
Taco Bell Ford (Chief: Jay Guy)
Front Row Motorsports

Age: 28
Year Started: 2006
Birthplace: Unadilla, Georgia
Resides: Huntersville, North Carolina

#26

Whitt, Cole
Rookie

Swan Energy Toyota (Chief: Randy Cox)**
Swan Racing

Age: 22
Year Started: 2011
Birthplace: Alpine, California
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#07

Annett, Michael
Rookie
Pilot Flying J Chevrolet (Chief: Kevin Manion)
Tommy Baldwin Racing

Age: 27
Year Started: 2014
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#23

Bowman, Alex
Rookie

Dr Pepper Toyota (Chief: Dave Winston)
BK Racing 

Age: 20
Year Started: 2014
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona

#98

Wise, Josh
Ambient Edge Chevrolet (Chief: Gene Nead)
Phil Parsons Racing 

Age: 31
Year Started: 2011
Birthplace: Riverside, California

#32

Kvapil, Travis
Keen Parts/Go Green Toyota (Chief:) 
FAS Lane Racing 

Age: 38
Year Started: 2004
Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

#30

Kligerman, Parker
Rookie

Swan Energy Toyota (Chief: Steven Lane)**
Swan Racing

Age: 23
Year Started: 2013
Birthplace: Westport, Connecticut
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

#83

Truex, Ryan
Rookie

VooDoo BBQ & Grill/Borla Exhausts Toyota (Chief: Dale Ferguson)
BK Racing 

Age: 22
Year Started: 
Birthplace: Mayetta, New Jersey
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina
  • #39 51 points (-246)

#95

McDowell, Michael
K-Love Ford (Chief: Wally Rogers
)
Leavine Family Racing 

Age: 29
Year Started: 2008
Birthplace: Glendale, Arizona
Resides: Huntersville, North Carolina

#35

Reutimann, David
MDS Transport Ford
Front Row Motorsports

Age: 44
Year Started: 2005
Birthplace: Zephyrhills, Florida
Resides: Terrell, North Carolina
  • #44 22 points (-275)

 

#33

Stremme, David
Little Joe's Autos Chevrolet
Circle Sport

Age: 36
Year Started: 2005
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina
  • #45 13 points (-284)

 

#77

Blaney, Dave
Ford
Humphrey Smith Racing (Chief: Peter Sospenzo) 

Age: 51
Year Started: 1992
Birthplace: Hartford, Ohio
Resides: High Point, North Carolina
  • #47 4 points (-293)

 

#40

Cassill, Landon
Hillman Racing Chevrolet
Hillman Racing

Age: 24
Year Started: 2010
Birthplace: Fairfax, Iowa
  • #49 0 points (-297)

 

#66

Nemechek, Joe
LandCastle Title Toyota
Jay Robinson Racing 

Age: 50
Year Started: 1993
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida
Resides: Mooresville, Florida
  • #53 0 points (-297)

 

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