Daytona 500 for NASCAR at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on FOX. The Cup Series will debut its next-generation car during the superspeedway’s season opener.
Michael McDowell won the race last year. I topped two of the four cup workouts leading up to Sunday. The Fords were the fastest in all practices, with Ryan Blaney and Harrison Burton leading the pace chart in the other two sessions, despite not all cars participating in every practice.
RFK Racing drivers Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher won the duels in Daytona Thursday night. Keselowski is competing as the team’s driver-owner, who could face future penalties from NASCAR after their wheels were confiscated Friday for further review.
The RFK drivers will line up in the second row behind Hendrik Motorsports teammates Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman, who were the two fastest cars in qualifying. Defending champion Larsson will start in pole position.
Four open team drivers, Jack Villeneuve, Noah Gregson, Kaz Grala and Greg Bevel, raced their way into the Daytona 500 lineup through qualifying and duels.
Three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin is the favorite to win this year’s race, according to BetMGM predictions. It’s listed at +800, followed by Larson (+900), Chase Elliott (+1000) and Blaney and Joey Logano (both +1200), according to the sports betting site.
The green flag is due to be waved at 3:06 p.m. ET.
How to watch the NASCAR Daytona 500
- a race: Daytona 500
- location: Daytona International Speedway
- Date: Sunday 20 February
- time: 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
- Channel: Fox, MRN, Sirius XM
- distance: 500 miles (200 laps)
- Phase: Lap 65, 130 and 200
- 2021 race winner: Michael McDowell
How to stream Daytona 500
Today’s race is broadcast on FOX, and is available to stream via YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and DirecTV Now. You can also stream the race on FoxSports.com with a valid cable provider subscription.
What is the radio station on the Daytona 500?
The Daytona 500 is broadcast on MRN, the motorsports radio network, which is 106.5 FM in Charlotte.
A full list of local affiliates across the country can be found here.
Starting lineup Daytona 500
|14||19||Martin Truex Jr.|
|18||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
This story was originally published February 20, 2022 9:27 am.