DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The sands of time, now down to the smallest grain through 75 years of NASCAR racing, are the sands of Daytona Beach. The actual birthplace of NASCAR itself, the sands of Daytona hosted some of NASCAR’s richest and most prestigious early races and later became the foundation of both Daytona International Speedway and stock car racing’s greatest event.
The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season kicks off, as always, with the 65th annual running of the Daytona 500. The Daytona 500 is NASCAR’s largest single race and one that needs little introduction. It’s the kind of spectacle that can single-handedly shape and define a driver’s career – like last year, when Austin Cindric went from Cup Series rookie to Daytona 500 champion in an instant.
Cindric is looking to compete back-to-back this year in a field that includes seven-time Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson on his return to NASCAR, Kyle Busch with a brand new team and Kevin Harvick in his 22nd and final Daytona 500. Many drivers are looking for Glory in the Great American Race.
The Daytona 500 begins at 2:30pm ET with coverage on Fox and streaming on fuboTV (try free).