A look at drivers competing in 2013 Daytona 500

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • February 21, 2013 - 8:58 PM

No. 32 Ford, FAS Lane Racing

DRIVER: Terry Labonte

BORN: Nov. 16, 1956

HOMETOWN: Corpus Christi, Texas

CREW CHIEF: Frank Stoddard

SPONSOR: C&J Energy Services


NOTES: A two-time Sprint Cup champion, Labonte is driving in his 31st Daytona 500. His best finish was second. He did that three times (1986, `90 and `97). ... Hasn't won a NASCAR race since 2003. ... Only made four starts last season, driving in all four restrictor-plate races. He finished 18th, 29th, 20th and 16th.

No. 51 Chevrolet, Phoenix Racing

DRIVER: Regan Smith

BORN: Sept. 23, 1983


CREW CHIEF: Nicholas Harrison

SPONSOR: Phoenix Construction

TWITTER: (at)ReganSmith

NOTES: Moved from Furniture Row Racing to Phoenix Racing this season, replacing Kurt Busch. ... Driving full time in the Nationwide Series JR Motorsports and running for the championship in the second-tier series.

No. 36 Chevrolet, Tommy Baldwin Racing

DRIVER: J.J. Yeley

BORN: Oct. 5, 1976

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, Ariz.


SPONSOR: Golden Corral

TWITTER: (at)jjyeley1

NOTES: Winless in 320 career races across NASCAR's top three series. No wins and two top-fives in 167 career Cup starts. ... Made 24 starts for three teams in 2012. ... Driving full time for Tommy Baldwin Racing this season. Yeley drove for the team three times in 2012 — at Indianapolis, Watkins Glen and Dover.

No. 83 Toyota, BK Racing

DRIVER: David Reutimann

BORN: March 2, 1970

HOMETOWN: Zephyrhills, Fla.

CREW CHIEF: Pat Tryson

SPONSOR: Burger King

TWITTER: (at)DavidReutimann

NOTES: Finished 34th in points last season without leading a single lap in 25 races. ... Lost his ride with Michael Waltrip Racing late in 2011 season. ... Shared a ride with part-time Cup driver Danica Patrick last season.

No. 93 Toyota, BK Racing

DRIVER: Travis Kvapil

BORN: March 1, 1976

HOMETOWN: Janesville, Wis.

CREW CHIEF: Todd Anderson

SPONSOR: Burger King

TWITTER: (at)TravisKvapil

NOTES: Has no wins and no top-fives in 210 career starts in the Sprint Cup Series. ... Finished 27th in points in 2012, with some of his best showings coming at the four restrictor-plate races. Was 19th in the Daytona 500, 16th at Talladega, 16th at Daytona in July and eighth at Talladega in October.

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