Daytona 500 2018 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 is another of those peculiarly American motor racing events; involving exceptionally high powered muscle cars hurtling at high speeds around an oval track where the focus is very much on pace and strength of character.
The 500 in the name comes from the distance covered, a total of 500 miles broken down into 200 x 2.5 mile laps. The Daytona 500 is one of the most prestigious events on the NASCAR calendar, and in terms of international recognition is probably comparable only to the Indy 500 in Indianapolis.
The race takes place at the Daytona International Speedway circuit on the appropriately named Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida and takes place near the end of February each year; in many parts of the country this might lead to concerns about the weather but Florida usually offers suitably clement conditions. The race is televised across the country, regularly featuring in the top viewed sporting events on the US annual calendar.
The Daytona 500 event is about much more than just the race itself, with fans turning up many hours in advance to enjoy the building atmosphere along with plentiful food and drink plus live music and pre-race entertainment. In fact for many people the buildup lasts the entire week, with the qualifying races starting the weekend before the big race and continuing throughout the week. All in all it represents an excellent opportunity to take a weeks holiday down on the beautiful Florida coast.