Now that the Tremendous Bowl is over it is virtually time for the beginning of the 2018 NASCAR season and the Nice American Race, the Daytona 500.
Daytona 500 actions start on Saturday, kicking off an motion-packed Speedweeks schedule that options all three of NASCAR’s main touring collection.
Main as much as NASCAR’s Tremendous Bowl shall be loads of apply, qualifying and qualifying races.
Listed here are some key dates, information and a take a look at the entire schedule for the Daytona 500 and Speedweeks 2018:
Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. be driving at Daytona?
Earnhardt retired on the finish of final season after lacking half of the 2016 season resulting from concussion-like signs. Whereas he will not be racing, Earnhardt can be on the monitor serving as grand marshal for the season-opening race.
Earnhardt beforehand gained 4 Cup races at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, together with the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. He just lately completed his ultimate full season within the Monster Power Nascar Cup Collection with 26 profession wins and 15 Most Well-liked Driver Awards.
Who’s driving within the Daytona 500?
Under is the tentative entry listing for the Daytona 500. Forty automobiles are entered, which means all forty will make the race.
Automotive No. 00 Jeffrey Earnhardt, StarCom Racing
1 Jamie McMurray, Chip Ganassi Racing
2 Brad Keselowski, Staff Penske
three Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing
four Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Trevor Bayne Roush, Fenway Racing
7 Danica Patrick, Premium Motorsports
9 Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports
10 Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing
eleven Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing
12 Ryan Blaney, Staff Penske
thirteen Ty Dillon, Germain Racing
14 Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing
18 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing
19 Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Paul Menard, Wooden Brothers Racing
22 Joey Logano, Staff Penske
23 TBA, BK Racing
24 William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports
31 Ryan Newman, Richard Childress Racing
32 Matt DiBenedetto, GO FAS Racing
34 Michael McDowell, Entrance Row Motorsports
37 Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing
38 David Ragan, Entrance Row Motorsports
forty one Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing
forty two Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing
forty three Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports
forty seven AJ Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty Racing
forty eight Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports
fifty one Justin Marks, Rick Ware Racing
sixty two Brendan Gaughan, Beard Motorsports
sixty six Mark Thompson, Phoenix Air Racing
seventy two Corey LaJoie, TriStar Motorsports
seventy eight Martin Truex Jr., Furnishings Row Racing
88 Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports
ninety two David Gilliland, RBR Enterprises
ninety five Kasey Kahne, Leavine Household Racing
ninety six D.J. Kennington, Gaunt Brothers Racing
What are the 2018 Daytona 500 stage lengths?
Identical to final season, the 2018 Daytona 500 will include two 60-lap levels, adopted by a ultimate eighty-lap stage to make up the 200 scheduled laps. On the conclusion of Stage 1 and Stage 2, there might be a warning interval for drivers to return down pit street in the event that they select. Inexperienced-flag restarts will start the subsequent phase. The highest-10 finishers in every stage might be awarded further championship factors.
When is 2018 Daytona 500 qualifying?
Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. ET on Sunday on Fox, however solely the entrance row will probably be set via the primary spherical of Daytona’s distinctive qualifying format. The entrance row might be decided by means of single-lap time-trial runs, with the remainder of the sector to be set via the Duel qualifying races on Feb. 15.
When are the 2018 Daytona Duel races?
The Can-Am Duel qualifying races are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, with the primary race beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports activities 1 and the second scheduled for 9 p.m. The 2 races set the sector and beginning lineup for the Daytona 500.
What channel is the 2018 Daytona 500 on?
The Daytona 500 is about for Sunday, Feb. 18. Fox will start its broadcast at 2 p.m. ET. The race can be seen on the FoxSportsGO app.
2018 Speedweeks TV schedule, the way to watch
(all occasions ET)
Saturday, Feb. 10
10:35-eleven:fifty five a.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection remaining apply, FS1 (Advance Auto Elements Conflict)
1:05-1:fifty five p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection first follow, FS1
three:05-three:fifty five p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection last follow, FS1
Sunday, Feb. eleven
12:15 p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Daytona 500 qualifying (single car/two rounds), Fox
three:00 p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Advance Auto Elements Conflict (seventy five laps, 187.5 miles), FS1
Thursday, Feb. 15
eleven:35 a.m.-12:fifty five p.m.: NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection first apply, FS1
2:25-three:25 p.m.: NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection second apply, FS1
four:35-5:25 p.m.: NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection remaining follow, FS1
7:00 p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Can-Am Duel 1 (60 laps, one hundred fifty miles), FS1
9:00 p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Can-Am Duel 2 (60 laps, one hundred fifty miles), FS1
Friday, Feb. sixteen
12:05-12:fifty five p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Collection apply, FS1
1:05-1:fifty five p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection follow, FS1
2:05-2:fifty five p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Collection ultimate apply, FS1
three:05-three:fifty five p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection apply, FS1
four:30 p.m.: NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection qualifying (single car/two rounds), FS1
7:30 p.m. NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection NextEra Power Assets 250 (one hundred laps, 250 miles), FS1
Saturday, Feb. 17
9:35 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Collection qualifying (single car/two rounds), FS1
12:05-12:fifty five p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection ultimate apply, FS1
2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Collection PowerShares QQQ 300 (one hundred twenty laps, 300 miles), FS1
Sunday, Feb. 18
2:30 p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Daytona 500 (200 laps, 500 miles), Fox