Daytona 500–2017 start time, TV coverage, live stream online free
NASCAR 2017 season will feature several big changes, but one thing remains the same: everything begins with the Daytona 500.
Leading up to NASCAR’s Super Bowl will be plenty of practice, qualifying and qualifying races.
So, when is the Daytona 500 2017 ?
The two-week Daytona 500 schedule actually begins on Friday, Feb. 17, with an action-packed Speedweeks slate that features all three of NASCAR’s major touring series, but the Great American Race isn’t until Feb. 26.
When is the Daytona 500?
What TV channel is the Daytona 500 on?
Fox will begin its Daytona 500 broadcast at 2 p.m. The race will also be streamed live on the FOX Sports GO app.
Full Daytona 500 schedule (Speedweeks)
(all times ET)
Friday, Feb. 17
5–5:55 p.m.: Cup Series first practice for The Clash at Daytona (FS1)
6:30–7:25 p.m.: Cup Series final practice for The Clash at Daytona (FS1)
Saturday, Feb. 18
12:30–1:25 p.m.: Cup Series first practice (FS1)
2:30–3:25 p.m.: Cup Series practice (FS1)
8 p.m.: Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (75 laps, 187.5 miles on Fox)
Sunday, Feb. 19
3:10 p.m.: Cup Series Daytona 500 qualifying (Fox)
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Thursday, Feb. 23
Noon-12:55 p.m.: Cup Series first duels practice (FS1)
1–1:55 p.m.: Cup Series second duels practice (FS1)
2–2:55 p.m.: Truck Series first practice (FS1)
4–4:55 p.m.: Truck Series final practice (FS1)
7 p.m.: First Can-Am Duel race (60 laps, 150 miles on FS1)
9 p.m. (approx.): Second Can-Am Duel race (60 laps, 150 miles on FS1)
Friday, Feb. 24
Noon-12:55 p.m.: Xfinity Series first practice (FS1)
1–1:55 p.m.: Cup Series Daytona 500 practice (FS1)
2–2:55 p.m.: Xfinity Series final practice (FS1)
3–3:55 p.m.: Cup Series Daytona 500 practice (FS1)
4:30 p.m.: Truck Series qualifying (FS1)
7:30 p.m.: Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps, 250 miles on FS1)
Saturday, Feb. 25
10:30 a.m.: Xfinity Series qualifying (FS1)
1–1:55 p.m.: Cup Series Daytona 500 final practice (FS1)
3:30 p.m.: Xfinity Series Powershares QQQ 300 (120 laps, 300 miles on FS1)
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What are the Daytona 500 stage lengths?
New this season, the Daytona 500 will consist of two 60-lap stages, followed by a final 80-lap stage to make up the 200 scheduled laps. At the conclusion of Stage 1 and Stage 2, there will be a caution period for drivers to come down pit road if they choose. Green-flag restarts will begin the next segment. The top-10 finishers in each stage will be awarded additional championship points.
When is Daytona 500 qualifying?
Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 19 on Fox, but only the front row will be set through the first round of Daytona’s unique qualifying format. The front row will be determined through single-lap time-trial runs, with the rest of the field to be set through the Duel qualifying races on Feb. 23.
When are the Daytona Duel races?
The Can-Am Duel qualifying races are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, with the first race starting at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and the second scheduled for 9 p.m. The two races set the field and starting lineup for the Daytona 500.
Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. be driving at Daytona?
Yes and no. Earnhardt will not be participating in the unofficial season-opening Clash at Daytona on Saturday, Feb. 18, but will be driving in Daytona 500 and one of the two Can-Am Duels. Earnhardt missed the second half of last season while recovering from a concussion but has since been cleared to compete in the Nascar 2017 season.