The 2017 Daytona 500, the 59th running of the event, is a a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on February 26, 2017. Contested over 200 laps on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) asphalt superspeedway, It will be the first race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. here you get details information about The Great American Race “Daytona 500” Start time, live Feed, live stream, TV Coverage, schedule and Daytona International Speedway info.
Race 1 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: February 26, 2017
Location: Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida
Course: Permanent racing facility 2.5 mi (4 km)
Distance: 200 laps, 500 mi (800 km)
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Television in the United States
Announcers: Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Radio in the United States
Booth Announcers: Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers: Dave Moody (1 & 2), Mike Bagley (Backstretch) and Kyle Rickey (3 & 4)
Last year, Denny Hamlin won the closest Daytona 500, edging Martin Truex Jr. by one-hundredth of a second.
What will this year’s race bring?
Chase Elliott has won the pole for the second year in a row, with the fastest one-lap qualifying time of 192.872 miles per hour.
Elliott, son of racing great Bill Elliott, will start in the front row of NASCAR’s signature race, next to Hendricks Motor Sports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose best single-lap time of 192.864 mph, was just 0.002 seconds than Elliott’s lap that won the pole.
In 2016, Elliott led for three laps but he crashed out early and finished 37th.
Hamlin led for 95 laps and had enough left at the end to eke out the dramatic win.
Qualifying coverage is on FS1 (in Portland: Comcast 723/408, DirecTV 219), beginning on Thursday.
Sunday is the big day in Daytona Beach, Fla., with the Daytona 500 on Fox (in Portland: Comcast 712/12, DirecTV 12).
Coverage begins at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 0.m. Eastern) and the race is set to begin at 11 a.m. (2 p.m. Eastern).
Here’s the full qualifying and race schedule:
Thursday, Feb. 23
Practice runs from 9 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. (noon to 12:55 p.m. Eastern) for the cars in the first Duel 150 qualifying race.
Practice from 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. (1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. Eastern) for cars in the second Duel.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has its first practice, 11 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. (2 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Eastern), with Happy Hour from 1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. (4 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. Eastern).
Duel qualifying races begin at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern). Each is 60 laps, 150 miles.
Friday, Feb. 24
NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, 9 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. (noon to 12:55 p.m. Eastern).
Daytona 500 practice, 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. (1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. Eastern).
XFINITY Happy Hour, 11 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. (2 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Eastern).
Daytona 500 practice, Noon to 12: 55 p.m. (3 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. Eastern).
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at 1:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. Eastern)
NextEra Energy Resources 250, 4:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. Eastern)
Saturday, Feb. 25
The NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying, 7:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. Eastern)
Power Shares QQQ 300, Noon (3 p.m. Eastern).
Daytona 500 Happy Hour practice, 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. (1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. Eastern).
Sunday, Feb. 26
Daytona 500, 11 a.m. (2 p.m. Eastern).
Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since opening in 1959, it has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosts races of ARCA, AMA Superbike, USCC, SCCA and Motocross. The track features multiple layouts including the primary 2.5-mile (4.0 km) high-speed tri-oval, a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) sports car course, a 2.95-mile (4.75 km) motorcycle course, and a 1,320-foot (400 m) karting and motorcycle flat-track. The track’s 180-acre (73 ha) infield includes the 29-acre (12 ha) Lake Lloyd, which has hosted powerboat racing. The speedway is owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.
The track was built in 1959 by NASCAR founder William “Bill” France, Sr. to host racing that was held at the former Daytona Beach Road Course. His banked design permitted higher speeds and gave fans a better view of the cars. Lights were installed around the track in 1998, and today it is the third-largest single lit outdoor sports facility. The speedway has been renovated three times, with the infield renovated in 2004 and the track repaved in 1978 and 2010.