How to Watch Daytona 500 Live Stream, NASCAR 2020 Live Stream, Schedule, TV Channel, Start Time It’s race week and the Super Bowl of NASCAR, the Daytona 500, gets underway on Sunday. Who will come out victorious after 200 laps on the famed 2.5-mile oval? Will a collision toward the end of the race extend it like the past two years? We’ll find out in the 62nd running of the Great American Race.
Date: Sunday, February. 16, 2020
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET, 7:30 p.m. GMT
TV Schedule: Fox (U.S.), Premier Sports 1 (UK)
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go, Premier Player
The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series begins on Sunday with the Daytona 500.
Daytona 500 LiveJTG Daugherty Racing will lead the field at the start after new driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took pole, with Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman claiming second on the grid.
NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson races in his final Daytona 500 after announcing he will change disciplines at the end of the season. The 44-year-old starts sixth on the grid and will be hoping to begin his last campaign in style with a third Daytona 500 victory
Stenhouse joined JTG Daugherty Racing after a decade with Roush Fenway Racing ahead of the 2020 season, and his natural aggression is perfectly matched to his latest vehicle.
In conversation with Eric Johnson of Racer, Stenhouse said he’s looking forward seeing what he can get out of his new car:
“Yeah, it definitely is a fast car. Any time you qualify that fast, you’re always kind of curious if the car is going to drive good during the race and if it is going to be ale to do the things it needs to do to stay up front, and it definitely did. I was surprised about that, and I think other people were too. It was also a good opportunity for us to show the other competitors and sort of say, ‘Yeah, it’s fast, but it also drives good enough to make the moves that I need to make’.”
Stenhouse tweeted about his delight at winning pole position for the race:
When: Sunday, February 16 Time: 2:30 p.m. ET TV: FOX Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Ricky Steinhouse Jr. finished in 13th place at the 2019 Daytona 500 but has an advantage heading into Sunday afternoon’s race. Steinhouse Jr. earned a spot up front after dropping the fastest lap in qualifying. In doing so, he became the first non-Hendrick Motorsports driver to accomplish that feat since 2014. Joining him in pole position will be Alex Bowman in the No. 88 Chevrolet. Bowman started in the pole position last year as well and ended up two spots ahead of Steinhouse Jr. in 11th place.
Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch finished first and second last year and have to be in the discussion as favorites again this year. Hamlin avoided a series of crashes in the final laps to win his second Daytona 500 in four years. If he is able to pull out a third victory in the prestigious race, he will join the likes of legendary drivers Bobby Allison, Dale Jarrett and Jeff Gordon as those with three wins in Daytona 500 history.
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The Daytona 500, the first and biggest NASCAR race of the year, returns this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, to Daytona International Speedway for its 500 miles of high risk and extreme speed.
A record-setting total purse of $23.6 million is up for grabs in the 62nd annual race from Daytona Beach, Florida.
President Trump is set to appear as the grand marshal, meaning he will give the classic command to drivers to “start your engines” — the first time a president has held the role.
Denny Hamlin is the defending winner of the Daytona 500. Jimmie Johnson, a seven-time Cup Series champion, is appearing for the final time before his scheduled retirement after the 2020 season.
Here is everything you need to know about “The Great American Race”:
What time does the 2020 Daytona 500 start?
The Daytona 500 starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 16, 2020.How can I watch the 2020 Daytona 500 on TV and is there a livestream?The Daytona 500 will be broadcast live on FOX and streamed through Fox Sports Go.Mike Joy will handle the lap-by-lap; Jeff Gordon will be the color commentator.
You can also livestream the Daytona 500, without a cable log-in, through the following streaming platforms:
Hulu with Live TV
AT&T TV Now
What is the 2020 Daytona 500 lineup?
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start the Daytona 500 on the pole, and Alex Bowman will join him in the front row, based on last Sunday’s qualifying.
The rest of the lineup was determined by Thursday night’s Duels. Joey Logano has the inside spot on Row 2. Jimmie Johnson, in what he’s said will be his final Daytona 500, is in the No. 6 position. Defending champion Denny Hamlin is in Row 11, in the No. 21 position.
Logano, Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr. and defending season champion Kyle Busch are the co-favorites to win the Daytona 500 at 10/1 odds, per William Hill.
The full 40-driver lineup can be found here.
Can I buy tickets to the Daytona 500?
The Daytona 500 is sold-out, but tickets are available through StubHub and Ticketmaster.
His pole might have surprised a few, and the grid positions of Joe Gibbs Racing pair Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch—21st and 28th, respectively—suggest a surprise result could be in the offing.
Hamlin won last year’s Daytona 500, and Busch placed second on his way to the Cup Series crown. After the best season of his career, with 19 top-five finishes recorded in 2019, Hamlin will believe he can beat Busch to the Cup Series title.
Elsewhere, there will be plenty of emotion trackside when Johnson takes his place in his final Daytona 500. After a NASCAR career that has seen him become a seven-time Cup Series champion, Johnson will bid farewell to the Great American Race.
Johnson hasn’t won a race since June 2017, but his grid position could help him to cause a surprise if he can roll back the years