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Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: Sunday, Feb. 18
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Status : Live Stream Online TV
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 Daytona 500 returns on Sunday for its 60th edition, kicking off the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series. The 2018 Daytona 500 is still a day away, but NASCAR’s opening weekend rolls on today with the Xfinity Series PowerShares QQQ 300 qualifying and race on the Daytona International Speedway Course
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.
Alex Bowman will start on pole after finishing fastest in qualifying, followed by Denny Hamlin. Ryan Blaney is third on the grid after winning Duel 1, though it’s Duel 2 winner Chase Elliott who has caught the eye of two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.