The Daytona 500 2018 is the 60th edition of the event. Folks who are the diehard fans of NASCAR have always been waiting for this event because of the long and exciting contests of the racing.
It is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race which is set to happen on February 18, 2018. The contest is 200 laps long, on the 2.5 miles or 4 km asphalt superspeedway. So, there will be no slowing cars here. You will see the thrills of the car speeds that are offered in the arena. This year Daytona 500 is also the very first race of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season. If you think that there are a lot of things to catch up this year, well it is not so. It will be the great beginning to start catching up with one of the most amazing spectacles on earth.
This event will be conducted at the Daytona International Speedway. The race track has been used for decades to hold the same festivities and always crowded by the racing enthusiasts. It is predicted as the same this year. Who can’t resist the amazing race track in Daytona Beach, Florida, anyway? It is one of the most amazing superspeedways. Meanwhile, the other races are happening at Auto Club Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway, and Talladega Superspeedway.
As mentioned, Daytona International Speedway is the track where the race has been held for many years. It is one of the pivotal six superspeedways which are used to provide the spot for NASCAR races. It is the standard track at the Daytona International Speedway which is going to host the big event. It is a four-turn superspeedway with the 2.5 miles long.
Not many people know this but the track’s turns are banked at 31 degrees. The front stretch, the location of the finish line is banked at 18 degrees. The preliminary even is the Can-Am Duels at the Daytona International Speedway. These duels consist of 2 races of 60 laps and 150 miles in length.
This event is going to be presented as the heat races for the Daytona 500, the main event. Both races set the lineup for the positions 3 to 32.
As mentioned, there will be 2 race sets which happen in the lineup for cars. The first race is followed by the cars that come in the odd-number positions on pole qualifying day. Meanwhile, the second race is for cars which are qualified for even-numbered positions.
All the spectacles of Daytona 500 will be too big to be missed. Since 2001, except for 2002, 2004, and 2006, year, the festivity has been broadcasted exclusively by FOX for the US viewers.
This year’s booth crew will be filled by the prominent announcer Mike Joy, Three-times Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon, and the winner of 1989 race Darrell Waltrip. Not to mention that we can also look the professional crew at the pit road which was manned by Regan Smith, Vince Welch, Jamie Little, and Matt Yocum.
For those who want to catch up with the Daytona 500 while on the go, you could reach the Radio channel. The race will be broadcasted on radio by Motor Racing Network. This will cover the Daytona 500 this year too. In fact, the radio has been providing the service since 1970.
The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be the 70th season of the professional stock car racing in the US. The 47th Modern-Era Cup series season is the other label for this event. The season will be started at the Daytona International Speedway.
The respective events will be followed by the Advance Auto Parts Clash, the Can-Am Duel Qualifying Races (as mentioned before) and the 60th Running of the Daytona 500 2018. The regular season will be closed by the Brickyard 400 on September 9, 2018. Meanwhile, the playoffs will be closed by the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18. If you are truly the diehard fans of the racing sports, you can’t afford to miss this. It is important to reserve the options to catch up with the spectacle. The 2018 Daytona 500 spectacles will be started on Friday, February 9. So, circle your calendar and reserve your seat or option not to follow the activities.