NASCAR 2024: Full weekend schedule for Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR Cup Series 65th Annual Daytona 500
NASCAR Cup Series 66th Annual Daytona 500 is set to host at Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR will travel to Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona 500 to officially kick off the points-paying action of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season.

The 500-mile event is considered the most prestigious and crucial race in NASCAR. The race will take place on Sunday, February 18 at the 2.5-mile-long superspeedway, and the live telecast of the race can be enjoyed on FOX at 2:30 pm ET.

Located in Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona International Speedway will host the Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Truck Series, and the ARCA Menards Series’ season-opening race over five days.

A total of 40 NASCAR Cup Series drivers are entered in the 2024 Daytona 500. The race will see over 200 laps of action on the 2.5-mile-long track.

The season-opening weekend will start with practice on Friday, February 16, followed by final practice on Saturday, and finally conclude with the Daytona 500 main race.

NASCAR legend Richard Petty holds the record for winning the Great American Race most often. He has seven titles in his bag, followed by Cale Yarborough with four. Among active drivers, Denny Hamlin is the only driver with multiple wins. He won the Great American Race three times - in 2016, 2019, and 2020.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and JTG Daugherty Racing enter as the defending champions of the Great American Race after their thrilling victory in the 65th running.


Full weekend schedule for the 2024 Daytona 500

Here’s the complete practice, qualifying, and race schedule for the 66th edition of the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway:

Wednesday, February 14

8:15 pm ET: Daytona 500 qualifying

Thursday, February 15

4:05 pm ET: ARCA Series practice

5:05 pm ET: Truck Series practice

7 pm ET: Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1

8:45 pm ET: Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2

Friday, February 16

1:30 pm ET: ARCA Series practice

3 pm ET: Truck Series qualifying

4:35 pm ET: Xfinity Series practice

5:35 pm ET: Cup Series practice

7:30 pm ET: Fresh and Florida 250

Saturday, February 17

10:30 am ET: Cup Series final practice

11:30 am ET: Xfinity Series qualifying

1:30 pm ET: Daytona ARCA 200

5 pm ET: United Rentals 300

Sunday, February 18

2:30 pm ET: Daytona 500

Catch the adrenaline-fuelled NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Daytona International Speedway from February 14 to 18.

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Edited by Yash Soni
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