Watch NASCAR’s 2018 Daytona 500: live stream, start time, TV Channel schedule, live stream, picks, odds for NASCAR’s biggest race. Daytona 500 2018 Live: Start Time, Date, TV Schedule, Live Stream and More.
Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: Sunday, February. 18
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Status: Live Stream Online TV
The Daytona 500 returns on Sunday for its 60th edition, kicking off the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series. Forty drivers will compete over 200 laps of the 2 ½-mile track at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida in one of motor racing’s most prestigious races. It will be the must-watch event of the Presidents Day weekend.
The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season kicks off Sunday with the 60th running of the Daytona 500. When the green flag flies at 2:30 p.m. ET, drivers will race for 200 laps in hopes of cementing their place in auto racing history.
Front row starters Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin will lead the field to start the race. Bowman, an 81-start Cup Series veteran, will be behind the wheel of now-retired NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s famous No. 88 as he seeks his first Daytona 500 win. As for Hamlin, the 2017 Cup Series playoff driver already knows what it’s like to take home the checkered flag at The Great American Race, doing so in 2016.
Ryan Blaney will start the race third after winning the first Can-Am Duel in impressive fashion Thursday. Chase Elliott won the second duel and will start the race fourth. Both drivers wasted no time winning in their new rides with Blaney moving from the No. 21 to No. 12 and Elliott going from the No. 24 to the No. 9.
The race will be Danica Patrick’s last in NASCAR and the penultimate run of her career, as the 35-year-old is set to retire after the Indy 500 later in the year. Patrick has two top-10 finishes at Daytona, with her eighth-placed finish in the 500 coming in 2013 after she started on pole and led five laps.
Speaking to Fox: NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace, she looked back on her career ahead of the race. With Daytona among her strongest tracks, Patrick will be looking for a strong finish to her NASCAR career.