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How to watch Daytona 500 2024: date, time, TV channel, schedule and streaming

This is how you can watch the start of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series live from Florida this weekend

The 2024 NASCAR Cup Series is ready to rev up the engine once again and will lower the flag on a new season this weekend in the familiar home of one of its biggest races in the world with the latest staging of the Daytona 500.

The first of the sport's four majors will see nearly two dozen teams take to the track looking to get off to the best possible start, bringing full-throttle action to delight audiences in their home state of Florida and beyond.

Reigning race winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is hoping to join the illustrious group of two-time winners at this famous event, but reigning champion Ryan Blaney and Team Penske are also hoping to begin his title defense in impressive fashion. With a long road to the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in September and a total of three dozen competitive races throughout the season and postseason, every racer definitely wants to make a good impression.

But where can you watch the NASCAR Daytona 500? When will it take place? And how will this all turn out? GOAL Below is everything you need to know about the 2024 Daytona 500.

When is the NASCAR Daytona 500?

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The NASCAR Daytona 500 takes place on Sunday, February 18thwith a start time of 2:30 p.m. (EST) for the race itself.

Training will take place on Friday, February 16th and Saturday, February 17th, around the preliminary round events.

Where is the NASCAR Daytona 500 held?

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The NASCAR Daytona 500 takes place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The 2.5-mile tri-oval track, which has been used in its current format since 1959, will serve as the track for the event, although the venue also has an additional circuit used for the 24 Hours of Daytona.

How to watch the NASCAR Daytona 500

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In the United States, coverage of the NASCAR Daytona 500 will be shown on FOX and also streamed via the FOX Sports Streaming app. The preliminary events will be broadcast on the station's pay-TV subsidiary FOX Sports 1.

The best way to ensure you have access to all of the 2024 NASCAR races is with a FuboTV subscription. Fans can catch all the Daytona 500 action with Fubo, which offers a free trial.

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NASCAR Daytona 500 schedule

The NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 features an expanded half-week schedule that serves as the official opener of the 2024 season.

Numerous events take place for preparatory entertainment Thursday, February 15th right down to the race itself Sunday, February 18th.

You can also find our full NASCAR Cup Series schedule here.

Here is a detailed schedule of the weekend's Daytona 500 events:


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What is the race format for the NASCAR Daytona 500?

The NASCAR Daytona 500 is a 200-lap feature race between nearly two dozen teams held on the tri-oval track at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

At a distance of two and a half miles per lap, the event covers a total distance of 500 miles and pits riders against each other in a head-to-head shootout. The winner crosses the checkered flag first at the end of the last lap.

Who is the defending NASCAR Daytona 500 champion?

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the defending NASCAR Daytona 500 champion after finishing first in the 2023 season opener.

The win for the JTG Daugherty Racing driver was the biggest of his career but was his only top-three finish of the season. His second best result was a fourth place finish at the Food City Dirt Race.

What other NASCAR Cup Series majors are there besides the Daytona 500?

In addition to the Daytona 500, there are three other NASCAR Cup Series majors: The Winston 500, the Coca-Cola 600 and the Southern 500 complete the quartet required for a Grand Slam.

The Daytona 500 is the richest race on the calendar, with the Winston 500 being the fastest, the Coca-Cola 600 being the longest and the Southern 500 being the oldest.

What will be the next NASCAR Cup Series event after the Daytona 500?

The next NASCAR Cup Series event after the Daytona 500 will be the Ambetter Health 400, which will take place on Sunday, February 25 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia.

Will the NASCAR Cup Series return to Daytona International Speedway?

The Daytona 500 won't be the only visit to Daytona International Speedway for teams, as the NASCAR Cup Series returns to the track in August.

It hosts the penultimate regular season race, the Coke Zero Sugar 400, a crucial event on the road to the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.