2018 Daytona 500: Entry record, date, time, TV schedule for Speedweeks

57th Annual Daytona 500
Daytona Worldwide Speedway (Getty Pictures)

Now that the Tremendous Bowl is over it is virtually time for the beginning of the 2018 NASCAR season and the Nice American Race, the Daytona 500. 

Daytona 500 actions start on Saturday, kicking off an motion-packed Speedweeks schedule that options all three of NASCAR’s main touring collection. 

Main as much as NASCAR’s Tremendous Bowl shall be loads of apply, qualifying and qualifying races.

Listed here are some key dates, information and a take a look at the entire schedule for the Daytona 500 and Speedweeks 2018: 

Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. be driving at Daytona?

Earnhardt retired on the finish of final season after lacking half of the 2016 season resulting from concussion-like signs. Whereas he will not be racing, Earnhardt can be on the monitor serving as grand marshal for the season-opening race. 

Earnhardt beforehand gained 4 Cup races at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, together with the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. He just lately completed his ultimate full season within the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection with 26 profession wins and 15 Most Well-liked Driver Awards. 

Who’s driving within the Daytona 500?

Under is the tentative entry listing for the Daytona 500. Forty automobiles are entered, which means all forty will make the race. 

Automotive No. 00 Jeffrey Earnhardt, StarCom Racing

1 Jamie McMurray, Chip Ganassi Racing

2 Brad Keselowski, Staff Penske

 three Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing

four Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing

6 Trevor Bayne Roush, Fenway Racing

7 Danica Patrick, Premium Motorsports

9 Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports

10 Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing

eleven Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing

12 Ryan Blaney, Staff Penske

thirteen Ty Dillon, Germain Racing

14 Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing

18 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing

19 Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing

20 Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing

21 Paul Menard, Wooden Brothers Racing

22 Joey Logano, Staff Penske

23 TBA, BK Racing

24 William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports

31 Ryan Newman, Richard Childress Racing

32 Matt DiBenedetto, GO FAS Racing

34 Michael McDowell, Entrance Row Motorsports

37 Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing

38 David Ragan, Entrance Row Motorsports

forty one Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing

forty two Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing

forty three Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports

forty seven AJ Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty Racing

forty eight Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports

fifty one Justin Marks, Rick Ware Racing

sixty two Brendan Gaughan, Beard Motorsports

sixty six Mark Thompson, Phoenix Air Racing

seventy two Corey LaJoie, TriStar Motorsports

seventy eight Martin Truex Jr., Furnishings Row Racing

88 Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports

ninety two David Gilliland, RBR Enterprises 

ninety five Kasey Kahne, Leavine Household Racing

ninety six D.J. Kennington, Gaunt Brothers Racing

What are the 2018 Daytona 500 stage lengths?

Identical to final season, the 2018 Daytona 500 will include two 60-lap levels, adopted by a ultimate eighty-lap stage to make up the 200 scheduled laps. On the conclusion of Stage 1 and Stage 2, there might be a warning interval for drivers to return down pit street in the event that they select. Inexperienced-flag restarts will start the subsequent phase. The highest-10 finishers in every stage might be awarded further championship factors. 

When is 2018 Daytona 500 qualifying?

Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. ET on Sunday on Fox, however solely the entrance row will probably be set via the primary spherical of Daytona’s distinctive qualifying format. The entrance row might be decided by means of single-lap time-trial runs, with the remainder of the sector to be set via the Duel qualifying races on Feb. 15.

When are the 2018 Daytona Duel races?

The Can-Am Duel qualifying races are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, with the primary race beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports activities 1 and the second scheduled for 9 p.m. The 2 races set the sector and beginning lineup for the Daytona 500. 

What channel is the 2018 Daytona 500 on?

The Daytona 500 is about for Sunday, Feb. 18. Fox will start its broadcast at 2 p.m. ET. The race can be seen on the FoxSportsGO app. 

2018 Speedweeks TV schedule, the way to watch

(all occasions ET)

Saturday, Feb. 10
10:35-eleven:fifty five a.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection remaining apply, FS1 (Advance Auto Elements Conflict)
1:05-1:fifty five p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection first follow, FS1
three:05-three:fifty five p.m.:  Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection last follow, FS1

Sunday, Feb. eleven
12:15 p.m.:  Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Daytona 500 qualifying (single car/two rounds), Fox
three:00 p.m.:  Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Advance Auto Elements Conflict (seventy five laps, 187.5 miles), FS1

Thursday, Feb. 15
eleven:35 a.m.-12:fifty five p.m.: NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection first apply, FS1
2:25-three:25 p.m.: NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection second apply, FS1
four:35-5:25 p.m.: NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection remaining follow, FS1
7:00 p.m.:  Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Can-Am Duel 1 (60 laps, one hundred fifty miles), FS1
9:00 p.m.:  Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Can-Am Duel 2 (60 laps, one hundred fifty miles), FS1

Friday, Feb. sixteen
12:05-12:fifty five p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Collection apply, FS1
1:05-1:fifty five p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection follow, FS1
2:05-2:fifty five p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Collection ultimate apply, FS1
three:05-three:fifty five p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection apply, FS1
four:30 p.m.: NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection qualifying (single car/two rounds), FS1
7:30 p.m. NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection NextEra Power Assets 250 (one hundred laps, 250 miles), FS1

Saturday, Feb. 17
9:35 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Collection qualifying (single car/two rounds), FS1
12:05-12:fifty five p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection ultimate apply, FS1
2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Collection PowerShares QQQ 300 (one hundred twenty laps, 300 miles), FS1

Sunday, Feb. 18
2:30 p.m.: Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection Daytona 500 (200 laps, 500 miles), Fox