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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 race info page

THE RACE: Daytona 500
TRACK: Daytona International Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #1 of 36

Sections on page:
Schedule | TV Info | Radio
Prac/Qual Times | Track/Race Info | Race Results
Entry/Prac/Qual Info | Local Info | Weather
Goodyear Notes | Odds


Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, FL
Title Sponsor: none
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:31pm/et

Clash: see the 2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash Info page

TELEVISION COVERAGE
NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 11:00am/et on FoxSports1
NASCAR Sunday Pre-Race Show: at 1:00pm/et on FOX
Television Race Coverage: FOX, 2:00pm/et

In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon
Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum
In-Race Analyst: Larry McReynolds
Race / Hollywood Hotel Host: Chris Myers
Analysts / Hollywood Hotel: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip

Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
Monday, February 27 at 3:00am/et on FS1;
Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30am/et on FS1

TV Listings, Links and Info:
Jayski's TV Listings Page
Fox Sports TV Listings
FoxSports1 (FS1) TV Schedule
NBC Sports - TV Times
NBCSN
CNBC
TSN NASCAR Cup TV Schedule - Canada
TSN Auto Racing TV Schedule - Canada
TV Racer
Armed Forces Network - Search NASCAR

RADIO COVERAGE
Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90
mrn.com
siriusxm.com

ONLINE STREAMING
FOX Sports GO
NBC Sports - stream.nbcsports.com
Radio: MRN Live Streaming
SiriusXM Internet Radio (available via internet connected device, with subscription)

EVENT SCHEDULE
Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, February 16
6:30 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, February 17
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
3:30 PM MENCS RANDOM DRAWING & DRAWING FOR PIT SELECTION
5:00 - 5:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
6:30 - 7:25 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, February 18
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
10:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
11:30 AM - 3:25 PM MENCS PRACTICE
6:15 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:35 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
8:00 PM MENCS CLASH at DAYTONA RACE (rained out)

Sunday, February 19
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM MENCS CLASH at DAYTONA RACE (re-scheduled, rain) (TV=FS1)
3:10 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (TV=FOX)

Thursday, February 23
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 - 12:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE (TV=FS1)
5:15 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
6:40 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:00 PM MENCS 1ST QUALIFYING RACE (TV=FS1)
8:40 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
9:00 PM Approx MENCS 2ND QUALIFYING RACE (TV=FS1)

Friday, February 24
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 - 1:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE (TV=FS1)
3:00 - 3:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE (TV=FS1)

Saturday, February 25
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 - 1:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE (TV=FS1)

Sunday, February 26
8:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:15 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM MENCS DAYTONA 500 RACE (TV=FOX)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

Daytona Sunday Pre-Race Schedule:
1:19 p.m.: Daytona 500 pre-race show featuring Lady Antebellum
1:43 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drivers Introductions with NASCAR Special Awards presented
2:10 p.m.: Intro Presentation of Colors by: USCG Component Joint Service Honor Guard
2:10 p.m.: Invocation by: Pastor Ronnie Barton, First Baptist Church of South Daytona
2:11 p.m.: National Anthem by: Jordin Sparks, starring in "God Bless the Broken Road," DAV Ambassador
2:12 p.m.: Fly-By TOT: United States Air Force Thunderbirds (Backstretch to Frontstretch)
2:18 p.m.: "Driver's, Start Your Engines" by: Owen Wilson
2:30 p.m.: Green Flag -- Daytona 500 (200 laps, 500 miles)
eastern time (NASCAR.com)

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
(these times in eastern time)

Clash Practices:
Friday, February 17, 5:00 - 5:55 pm/et, TV-FS1
Friday, February 17, 6:30 - 7:25 pm/et, TV-FS1

Daytona 500 Practices:
Saturday, February 18, 11:30 am - 3:25 pm/et, TV-FS2 (11:30am), then FS1 at 12:00pm/et
Thursday, February 23, 12:00 - 12:55 pm/et, TV-FS1
Friday, February 24, 1:00 - 1:55 pm/et, TV-FS1
Friday, February 24, 3:00 - 3:55 pm/et, TV-FS1

Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, February 25, 12:30 - 1:55 pm/et, TV-FS1

Qualifying: qualifying for positions 1-2, Sunday, February 19 at 3:10 pm/et, TV-FOX, re-air scheduled:
Monday, February 20 at 3:00pm/et on FS2;
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00am/et on FS1

Qualifying Races - Can-AM Duel 150's: Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 pm/et, TV-FS1, re-air scheduled for Friday, February 24 at 6:00am/et on FS1.

TRACK NEWS & LINKS

Track Specifications:
Track/Race Length: 2.5 mile oval, 200 laps, 500 miles
Race segments/stages: Laps 60, 120 and 200 (with overtime possible only at end of race)
Tri-oval with 31-degree banking in the turns
18-degree banking in the tri-oval and 6-degree banking on the straightaways
Date track opened: 1959
Banking in turns 1-4: 31 degrees
Banking in tri-oval: 18 degrees
Banking on backstretch: 3 degrees
Banking on the straightaway: 6 degrees
Length of frontstretch: 3,800 feet
Length of backstretch: 3,400 feet
Grandstand Seating: 101,000 [was 147,000 & 168,000] with 124 suites.
Pit Road Speed: 55 mph
Pace Car Speed: 70 mph
Pit Road Length: 1,600 feet
Pit Road Width: 50 feet
Opened: 1959

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Actor Owen Wilson
Command to start engines: Owen Wilson
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: NFL Great LaDainian Tomlinson
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Jeff Gordon
Color Guard: USCG Component Joint Service Honor Guard
Invocation: Pastor Ronnie Barton, First Baptist Church of South Daytona
National Anthem: Singer/actress/DAV Ambassador Jordin Sparks
Flyover: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Track Websites & Social Media:
Daytona International Speedway Website
ISC Motorsports
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
YouTube
Track Stats - Racing-reference.info

Clash: see the 2017Advance Auto Parts Clash Info page

February 2016: see the Daytona 500 Race Info page

July 2016: see the Daytona Race Info page

2016 Daytona 500 Race Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 157.549mph, started 11th
2016 July Race Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 150.342mph, started 5th
Track Race Record: Buddy Baker, Feb 1980, 177.602mph
Oldest Race Winner: Bobby Allison, 50 years, 2 months, 11 days, 2/14/1988
Youngest Race Winner: Trevor Bayne, 20 years, 0 months, 1 days, 2/20/2011
Worst Starting Spot to win: #14-Tony Stewart, started 42nd, 7/7/2012

2016 Daytona 500 Pole Winner: #24-Chase Elliott, 196.314, finished 37th
2016 July Pole Winner: #16-Greg Biffle, 192.955, finished 8th
Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, 210.364mph, February 1987
Track Qualifying Record with restrictor plate (single car run): Ken Schrader, 196.996, February 1989
Track Qualifying Record with restrictor plate (group qualifying): #24-Jeff Gordon, 201.293mph, February 2014
Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 52 years, 5 months, 23 days, Daytona, 7/1/2011
Youngest Pole Winner: Chase Elliott, 20 years, 2 months, 17 days, 2/14/2016
Only Woman Daytona 500 Pole Sitter: #10-Danica Patrick, 196.434, finished 8th

Jayski.com's Daytona International Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

Kurt Busch wins the Daytona 500: #41-Kurt Busch won the 59th Annual Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway for his 1st win of the season, 1st win at Daytona and 29th career win. Busch led only the final lap after taking the lead from #42-Larson, who ran out of gas after taking the white flag.
#21-Blaney finished a career best 2nd, followed by #47-Allmendinger, #43-Almirola, #27-Menard, #22-Logano, #5-Kahne, #15-Waltrip (in his final Cup race), #32-DiBenedetto, and #6-Bayne.
The "big one" happened on lap 127 when contact between #1-McMurray, #48-Johnson, and #6-Bayne led to a 16 car accident that eliminated #48-Johnson, #14-Bowyer, #10-Patrick, #96-Kennignton, and #37-Buescher.
Another big wreck followed on lap 141. #1-McMurray tried to pull inside of #24-Elliott but caught his bumper. 11 cars were involved and #1-McMurray, #2-Keselowski, #13-TDillon and #19-Suarez were eliminated from the race.
#24-Chase Elliott, the pole sitter, led 23 laps on the day, and was leading with 3 laps to go, but had a hiccup on gas and fell back to 14th at the finish.
#88-Earnhardt, Jr., running in his first race since Kentucky last July, started 2nd and was running near the front of the field when he was caught in an accident with Kyle Busch on lap 106. The team could not make repairs and he finished 37th.
#18-Busch was the leader at the end of stage one on lap 60, but he spun out when a tire went down on lap 106 and finished 38th.
#4-Harvick won stage two on lap 120, but got damage in an accident and finished 22nd.
There were 37 lead changes among 18 drivers and 8 cautions for 40 yellow flag laps.
The average speed was 143.187mph.
Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, February 27 at 3:00am/et on FS1 and Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30am/et on FS1
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and [NOTE: money won is no longer reported] more at:
Unofficial Race Results page (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf).
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).
(2-26-2017)

Race Fast Facts - Daytona:
Kurt Busch won the 59th Annual Daytona 500, his 29th victory in 577 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2017.
This is his first victory and 17th top-10 finish in 32 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan Blaney (second) posted his first top-10 finish in four races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2017.
AJ Allmendinger (third) posted his third top-10 finish in 16 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Daniel Suarez (29th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kurt Busch leads the point standings by 12 points over Ryan Blaney.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(2-26-2017)

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Driver Chase Standings:
[after Daytona, race 1 of 36]
1) #41-Busch [1 win], 56
2) #21-Blaney, 44, -12
3) #22-Logano, 43, -13
4) #4-Harvick, 42, -14
5) #47-Allmendinger, 39, -17
6) #43-Almirola, 37, -19
7) #42-Larson, 36, -20
8) #9-Elliott, 33, -23
9) #11-Hamlin, 33, -23
10) #27-Menard, 32, -24
11) #6-Bayne, 32, -24
12) #2-Keselowski, 31, -25
13) #5-Kahne, 30, -26
14) #15-Waltrip, 29, -27
15) #32-Dibenedetto, 28, -28
16) #3-ADillon, 25, -31
See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).

Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Daytona: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #77-Erik Jones, 39th
Caution 2: #33-JEarnhardt, 26th
Caution 3: #11-Hamlin, 17th
Caution 4: #78-Truex, Jr., 13th
Caution 5: #19-Suarez, 29th
Caution 6: #13-TDillon, 30th
Caution 7: None
Caution 8: None
(2-26-2017)

France addresses Daytona 500 drivers meeting: In an unusual move because of its location and tone, NASCAR CEO and chairman Brian France admonished Cup drivers about blocking during Sunday's Daytona 500. France, who admittedly doesn't make public proclamations about competition and has tended to deal with drivers in private, made the remarks during the prerace drivers meeting at Daytona International Speedway.[More](2-26-2017)

Race Coverage of the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 26, 2016.
Television (TV): FOX at 2:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 11:00am/et on FS1 and 1:00pm/et on FOX; green flag approx. 2:31pm/et
Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
Scheduled Race Re-Airs:
Monday, February 27 at 3:00am/et on FS1;
Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30am on FS1;
Tuesday, February 28 at 9:00pm on FS2

Wave Around: how the wave around rule works: All vehicles between the leader and the caution vehicle at the start/finish line when the "one to go" signal is given by the starter are considered "Wave Around" eligible. "Wave Around" vehicles will not be permitted to enter pit road at any time during this yellow flag/caution period. "Wave Around" vehicles must receive the green flag on the race track before being permitted to enter pit road without a penalty. Vehicles under a penalty and the "Free Pass" vehicle will not be eligible to receive a "Wave Around".

Engine Rule at Daytona: the engine rule is a little different at Daytona 500 then the other 35 races, teams must run the same engine from Saturday's first practice session through the Can-Am Duels 150 mile qualifying races. If a team makes a change before the Duels, then it must start at the rear of the Duel 150 field and the Daytona 500). After the Duel 150 races, teams can make an engine change before the Happy Hour practice session. After that, if an engine change is made, the driver will start at the rear of the Daytona 500.

Restrictor Plates: in 2017, the holes of the restrictor plate are 56/64ths of an inch in diameter, down slightly from 2016's 57/64ths.

Double Yellow Line at Daytona = do not pass: In order to emphasize the yellow-line rule at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway where passes are not permitted, NASCAR has made the single yellow line into a double-yellow line. The second yellow line was painted on the inside of the existing yellow line.

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway have been made.
Pole sitter #24-Elliott chose pit stall 4, the first stall available [as do most pole sitters].
Outside pole sitter #88-Earnhardt, Jr. took pit stall 21, with an opening in front of it.
#1-McMurray, who starts 3rd, took the 20th stall.
The final pit stall was taken by #2-Keselowski, who starts 7th.
To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.(2-23-2017)

Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
Official Race & Points Report
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Lap Summary Report
Penalty Report
Happy Hour Practice Speeds
Practice 3 Speeds
Practice 2 Speeds
Daytona 500 Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Can-Am Duel Race 2 Results
Can-Am Duel Race 1 Results
Can-Am Duel Race 2 Pitstalls
Can-Am Duel Race 1 Pitstalls
Can-Am Duel Race 2 Starting Lineup
Can-Am Duel Race 1 Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 1 Speeds
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List

NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

See the starting lineup for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway on the Daytona 500 Starting Lineup Page (pdf).(2-23-2017)

Several cars to the rear for Daytona 500: With their primary cars damaged in Thursday night's Can-Am Duel 150-mile qualifying races, #48-Jimmie Johnson, #27-Paul Menard and #21-Ryan Blaney will start the Daytona 500 from the rear of the field in backup race cars. They'll be joined at the rear by three cars that failed to meet the minimum ride height requirement during inspection after the Duels.[More](2-24-2017)

To the back for the 500: #48-Johnson (backup car), #27-Menard (backup car), #21-Blaney (backup car)

Happy Hour (final) practice: for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#17-Stenhouse, Jr. 198.452
#22-Logano 196.751
#2-Keselowski 196.747
#4-Harvick 196.726
#41-Busch 196.700
slowest: #1-McMurray 189.270 & #32-DiBenedetto 187.153.
28 cars made runs
notes: Many teams did not practice to focus on final race preparations.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Daytona Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf) (2-25-2017)

Second Saturday practice: for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#18-Busch 197.265
#20-Kenseth 197.256
#11-Hamlin 197.109
#77-Jones 197.053
#19-Suarez 197.036
slowest: #34-Cassill 188.497 & #96-Kennington 185.033.
28 cars made runs.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Daytona Practice 3 speeds page (pdf) (2-24-2017)

First Saturday practice: for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#38-Ragan 194.898
#5-Kahne 194.793
#24-Elliott 194.776
#31-Newman 194.717
#48-Johnson 194.616
slowest: #78-Truex, Jr 188.584 & #83-LaJoie 188.430.
21 cars made runs.
notes: many drivers didn't run this practice, wishing to save their car/engine.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Daytona Practice 2 speeds page (pdf) (2-24-2017)

Denny Hamlin wins 2nd Can-Am Duel 150: #11-Denny Hamlin won the 2nd Can-Am Duel 150 Qualifying race for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. #14-Bowyerfinished 2nd then #41-Busch, #47-Allmendinger, #3-Dillon, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #10-Patrick, #31-Newman, #42-Larson, #13-Dillon, #38-Ragan, #95-McDowell, #48-Johnson, #5-Kahne, #96-Kennington, #7-Sadler, #15-Waltrip, #33-Earnhardt, #77-Jones, #21-Blaney, and #51-Hill.
The top 10 finishers earned points under the new scoring system this year. #11-Hamlin's win earns him 10 points, 10th place #13-Dillon gets 1 point.
#96-Kennington was the highest finishing Open Team (non-chartered team), finishing 15th. The other two Open teams: #7-Sadler finishing 16th. #51-Hill went to the garage midway through the race and finished 21st.
Kennington raced his way into the race. #7-Sadler gets in the race via his qualifying speed. #51-Hill will not make the race.
There were two cautions during the race: one for a competition caution and the second when #48-Johnson cut a tire and hit the wall after contact with #21-Blaney. Johnson will have to go to a backup car for the race.
The finishers of the 2nd Can-Am Duel 150 will line up on the outside (even number) line. #88-Earnhardt, Jr. will start second, #11-Hamlin will start 4th on Sunday.
See results on the Second Can-Am Duel 150 Results page (pdf).(2-23-2017)

Chase Elliott wins first Can-Am Duel 150: #24-Chase Elliott won the first Can-Am Duel 150 Qualifying race for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway followed by #1-McMurray, #4-Harvick, #2-Keselowski, #20-Kenseth, #6-Bayne, #78-Truex, Jr., #43-Almirola, #22-Logano, #72-Whitt, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #19-Suarez, #18-Busch, #32-DiBenedetto, #37-Buscher, #34-Cassill, #23-Gase, #83-LaJoie, #75-Gaughan, #27-Menard, #55-Sorenson
#83-LaJoie was the highest finishing Open Team (non-chartered team), finishing 18th. The other two Open teams: #75-Gaughan finished 19th, #55-Sorenson finished last, in 21st, after contact from #83-LaJoie sent him into the inside SAFER barrier in turn 1 with 11 laps remaining in the race. #75-Gaughan will make the race based on his qualifying speed. He starts 39th.
The top 10 finishers earned points under the new scoring system this year. Elliott's win earns him 10 points, 10th place #72-Whitt gets 1 point.
There were two cautions: One for a competition caution on lap 25 and the other for Sorenson's accident.
The finishers of the 1st Can-Am Duel 150 will line up on the inside (odd number) line. #24-Ellott starts on the pole and #1-McMurray will start 3rd.
See results on the First Can-Am Duel 150 Results page (pdf).(2-23-2017)

Coverage of Can-Am Duel Qualifying Races for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00pm/et.
Television (TV): FS1, 7:00pm/et; Pre-Race show at 5:00pm/et; green flag approx. 7:22pm/et
Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
Scheduled Duels Re-Air: Friday, February 24 at 6:00am/et on FS1

Track Specifications for the Duels:
Track/Race Lengths: 2.5 mile oval, 60 laps, 150 miles
Tri-oval with 31-degree banking in the turns
18-degree banking in the tri-oval and 6-degree banking on the straightaways
Date track opened: 1959
Banking in turns 1-4: 31 degrees
Banking in tri-oval: 18 degrees
Banking on backstretch: 3 degrees
Banking on the straightaway: 6 degrees
Length of frontstretch: 3,800 feet
Length of backstretch: 3,400 feet
Grandstand Seating: 101,000 [was 147,000, 168,000] with 124 suites.
Pit Road Speed: 55 mph
Pace Car Speed: 70 mph
Pit Road Length: 1,600 feet
Pit Road Width: 50 feet
Opened: 1959

Can-Am Duel 150's Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal Duel 1: TBA
Command to start engines Duel 1: TBA
Grand Marshal Duel 2: TBA
Command to start engines Duel 1: TBA
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: TBA
Invocation: TBA
National Anthem: TBA
Flyby: none

Can-Am Duel 150's Starting Lineups
Can-Am Duel Race 2 Starting Lineup (pdf)
Can-Am Duel Race 1 Starting Lineup (pdf)

Pit Stall Selections for the Can-Am Duel 150 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway have been made.
Duel 1 pole sitter #24-Elliott chose pit stall 4, now the 1st pit stall with the first three closed.
Duel 1 outside pole sitter #2-Keselowski took pit stall 6.
#78-Truex, Jr., who starts 3rd in Duel 1 took the 20th pit stall.
The 42nd and final pit stall was taken by #20-Kenseth, who starts 5th.
Duel 2 pole sitter #88-Earnhardt, Jr. chose pit stall 5, the first one available.
Duel 2 outside pole sitter #14-Bowyer took pit stall 7.
#11-Hamlin, who starts 3rd in Duel 2 took the 9th pit stall.
See the Can-Am Duel 150 Qualifying Races pit selection charts on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart page.(2-22-2017)

Thursday practice: for the Daytona 500 was cancelled because of rain.(2-23-2017)

Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole again: #24-Chase Elliott win the Coors Light pole for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 192.872mph, his 2nd Daytona pole and 3rd career pole. Elliott has never won from the pole. #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 2nd after running 192.864mph. The front row is locked into those spots. The rest of the field will be determined by the Can-Am Duel 150 Qualifying Races on Thursday (7pm/et on FS1). The rest of the top12: #2-Keselowski, #14=Bowyer, #78-Truex Jr., #11-Hamlin, #4-Harvick, #5-Kahne, #20-Kenseth, #31-Newman, #18-Busch and #13-Ty Dillon.
Winning back-to-back Daytona 500 poles is something of a family tradition, as #24-Chase Elliott proved by the skin of his teeth on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The last driver to take a lap in the second and final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Elliott covered the distance in 46.663 seconds (192.872 mph) to edge Hendrick Motorsports teammate #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. by .002 seconds. The pole was the second straight for Elliott, who led the field to green last year as a Sunoco rookie. It was the third straight for Elliott's crew chief, Alan Gustafson, who won the pole with driver Jeff Gordon in 2015 in Gordon's last year as a full-time driver. With three straight poles as a crew, Gustafson shares a record previously held solely by Ernie Elliott, Chase Elliott's uncle, who fielded cars driven by former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, Chase's father.
"Everybody at Hendrick Motorsports has done a lot of work this off-season," said Elliott, who claimed the third Coors Light Pole Award of his career, all at restrictor-plate tracks. "This team definitely has a knack for these plate tracks, as they showed with Jeff Gordon and then last year with here and Talladega (where Elliott also won the pole). But that stuff doesn't just happen by staying the same, as everybody knows. Everyone is always trying to get better and make their cars better and faster; and the engine shop is always finding new things. So I think that's just proof that they're improving with everybody else and taking that next step, which is really impressive. I'm happy to be a part of it, and hopefully we can run good next Sunday."
Elliott and Earnhardt are the only two drivers locked into their starting spots for next Sunday's 59th running of the Great American Race. They will lead the field to the green flag in the first and second Can-Am Duel 150-mile qualifying races on Thursday night, Elliott in the first Duel, Earnhardt in the second. Earnhardt is racing for the first time since a concussion sidelined him for the final 18 events of the 2016 season. The satisfaction of locking in a front-row starting position tempered his disappointment at missing the pole by the slimmest of margins. "I certainly would have loved to have gotten a pole, but my boss man (Rick Hendrick) is happy," Earnhardt said. "I just talked to him on the phone, and he's got to be thrilled with having his cars up front." Brad Keselowski qualified third at 192.691 mph and will start on the outside of the front row in Thursday night's first Duel. Clint Bowyer, in his first competitive effort in a Stewart-Haas Racing Ford will start beside Earnhardt in the second Duel after posting the fourth fastest speed (192.571 mph).
With 36 chartered teams knowing they will race next Sunday, six "Open" entries are vying for the four remaining berths in the Daytona 500 field. Sunday's time trials brought good news for Brendan Gaughan and Elliott Sadler, who know they will race next Sunday as the two fastest qualifiers among the "go-or-go-homers." Conversely, Jeffrey Earnhardt and Timmy Hill, who posted the two slowest times in the field, can race in the 500 only if they are the fastest Open drivers in their respective Duels.(NASCAR Wire Service)
During round one of qualifying #24-Elliott was also fastest at 192.308mph, followed by #88-Earnhardt Jr., #2-Keselowski, #78-Truex Jr., #20-Kenseth, #11-Hamlin, #14-Bowyer, #18-Busch, #31-Newman, #5-Kahne, #4-Harvick and #13-Dillon, these 12 drivers advanced to the 2nd/final round and went for the two locked positions of the pole and outside pole.
Not Advancing: 17, 48, 19, 42, 22, 21, 6, 77, 27, 41, 1, 10, 43, 3, 34, 47, 32, 95, 37, 38, 75*, 72, 15, 7*, 55*, 96*, 23, 83*, 33, 51*.
The six Open/non-Charter, teams running for the four open Daytona 500 spots, #75-Gaughan and #7-Sadler secured spots by being the two fastest non-charter cars in qualifying. Gaughan was 33rd fastest and Sadler was 36th fastest. The next two drivers in speed are #55-Sorenson and #96-Kennington. If either Gaughan or Sadler are the highest finisher in their Duels, Sorenson would make the race on speed. If both Gaughan and Sadler are the highest finisher in their Duels, then both Sorenson and Kennington would make the Daytona 50 field. The remaining two drivers: #83-LaJoie and #51-Hill, have to be the highest finishing non-Charter car to make the race.
For round-by-round qualifying results, see the Daytona 500 Qualifying Results page (pdf).(2-19-2017)

Daytona 500 Front Row Qualifying Research Notes:
- Chase Elliott: 1st driver to win pole in first 2 Daytona 500 starts
- Elliott: 1st driver to win back-to-back Daytona 500 poles since Ken Schrader (3 straight from 1988-90); 5th driver with consecutive Daytona 500 poles (Fireball Roberts, Buddy Baker, Bill Elliott, Schrader)
- Elliott: joins Jimmie Johnson as only active drivers with multiple Daytona 500 poles
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.: will start 2nd; 4th front-row start in Daytona 500
- Hendrick Motorsports: 4th time sweeping front row in last 8 Daytona 500s (Roush Fenway Racing also did so once in span)
- Elliott Sadler, Brendan Gaughan: qualified for field (2 remaining unclaimed spots up in Thursday's Can-Am Dual races)
(ESPN Stats)(2-19-2017)

Daytona Qualifying Fast Facts:
#24-Chase Elliott won the Coors Light Pole Award for the The 59th Annual Daytona 500 with a lap of 46.663 seconds, 192.872 mph.
This is his third pole in 42 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2017.
This is his second Daytona 500 pole (2016-2017) in three races at Daytona International Speedway.
#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2017 and his 23rd in 35 races at Daytona International Speedway.
#2-Brad Keselowski (third) posted his third top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway.
#13-Ty Dillon (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Alan Gustafson, crew chief for Chase Elliott, posted his third consecutive Daytona 500 pole (Jeff Gordon, 2015; Chase Elliott, 2016-2017) tieing the record Ernie Elliott set in 1985-1987.
Chase Elliott becomes the fifth driver in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history to win consecutive Daytona 500 poles joining Fireball Roberts, Buddy Baker, Bill Elliott and Ken Schrader.
Chase and Bill Elliott are the fourth father-son duo to win the Daytona 500 pole joining Richard and Kyle Petty, Bobby and Davey Allison and Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr.; the Elliott's are the first father-son duo to win consecutive Daytona 500 poles.(NASCAR Statistics)(2-19-2017)

Coverage of Qualifying for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:10pm/et.
Television (TV): FOX, 3:00pm/et
Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)

Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: Monday, February 20 at 4:30am/et on FS1;
Monday, February 20 at 3:00pm/et on FS2;
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00am/et on FS1

Qualifying Order for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is posted. The order is set by practice speeds ran on Saturday, slowest goes out first, fastest will go out last. #33-Jeffrey Earnhardt will go out first in round 1 of qualifying and #22-Joey Logano will be the final driver to qualifying in round 1. Qualifying order for the 2nd and final round of qualifying will be set by round 1 qualifying speeds. The 12 fastest drivers advance to round two, the final round, with the slowest going out first and the fastest being the final driver to make a qualifying attempt.
Daytona 500 Qualifying Format:
Single car, one lap run, fastest 12 advance to final round
Top two in final round set the front row for the Daytona 500
Remaining 38 starting spots determined by the Can-Am Duels on Thursday
For the qualifying order, see the Daytona 500 Qualifying Order page (pdf).(2-18-2016)

Clash at Daytona: see the 2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash Info page

Saturday practice for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 235 scheduled minutes, the top-five and notes:
#22-Logano 193.116
#43-Almirola 193.054
#2-Keselowski 193.046
#42-Larson 193.034
#21-Blaney 192.980
slowest: #33-JEarnhardt 183.906 & #51-Hill 184.219
most laps run: #18-Busch, 32; #42-Larson, 31
open teams: #75-Gaughan(32nd), #7-Sadler(33rd), #55-Sorenson(38th), #96-Kennington(39th), #83-LaJoie(40th), #51-Hill(41st)
No driver ran 10 consecutive laps during this practice.
See fastest speeds, laps run on the Daytona 500 Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf) (2-18-2017)

Daytona 500 Specific Qualifying - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
- Thirty-six Charter teams will be assigned a starting position
- Four Open teams are eligible for starting positions
o The highest finishing Open team in each Can-Am Duel race earns a starting position
o The final two starting positions are awarded to Open teams based on Coors Light Pole Qualifying if not already a top finisher in a Duel race
- Qualifying sets the front row for the Daytona 500 and the starting lineup for the Can-Am Duel fields, with the number of Charter team and Open team cars split evenly throughout both races
- If qualifying is cancelled due to weather, the top two finishing Open teams from each Can-Am Duel race earn starting positions in the Daytona 500
- If the second Can-Am Duel race is cancelled due to weather, the highest finishing Open team from the first race earns a starting position, with the other three Open teams determined by qualifying
- If both Can-Am Duel races are cancelled due to weather, qualifying determines all four Open teams
- If qualifying and both Can-Am Duel races are cancelled due to weather, the combined practice speeds are used to determine the four Open teams
- If all on-track activity prior to the race is cancelled due to weather, 2015 Owner points will be used to determine the four Open teams
All Other Championship Race events
- Thirty-six Charter teams will be assigned a starting position and four Open teams are eligible for starting positions.
- Qualifying results will determine the Open team starting positions assuming the event is run as scheduled
- If qualifying is cancelled due to weather, the combined practice speeds determine the four Open teams
- If practice and qualifying are cancelled due to weather, Owner points determine the four Open teams (events 1-3 revert to 2015 Owner points)
(looks like no more past champion provisional)

Qualifying - Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway: Qualifying for the Daytona 500 Event (Qualifying Format, 150-Mile Qualifying Races) is outlined in this Section. As described more-fully in this Section, the Qualifying process for the Daytona 500 is scheduled to be a 2-step process:
Qualifying (two rounds of single car qualifying)
Two 150-Mile Qualifying Races
As a general rule, eligibility for starting grid positions for the Daytona 500 Event will be determined as follows:
36 Charter Teams will be eligible for and assigned a starting grid position
4 Open Teams will be eligible for starting grid positions
Open Team with highest finishing position in each Duel will be eligible for a starting grid position
Remaining Open Teams will be eligible for 2 starting grid positions based on final Qualifying results
If Qualifying is rained out, Duel finishing positions determine eligibility of 4 Open Teams (2 from each Duel)
If Duel 2 is rained out, Duel 1 determines eligibility for 1 Open Team; Qualifying determines eligibility for 3 Open Teams
If Duel 1 and Duel 2 are rained out, Qualifying determines eligibility for 4 Open Teams
If Qualifying, Duel 1&2 are rained out, combined practice speeds determine eligibility for 4 Open Teams
If Practice, Qualifying, Duel 1&2 are rained out, previous season's Team Owner Championship point standings determine eligibility for 4 Open positions
This is a general overview of Daytona 500 Qualifying Procedures, with specific procedures set forth below. The following procedures and variations are intended to recognize the most foreseeable circumstances affecting starting grid position determinations, including those affected by adverse conditions, but all possible scenarios may not be addressed. Situations of unforeseeable circumstances not specifically addressed herein shall be resolved by NEM in its sole discretion using the concepts herein as a guide or reference.

Entry List for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is posted, 42 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed. 36 teams with Charters are guaranteed to make the field. The rest need to make the field via qualifying / qualifying races / rules book (owners attempts/points), four will make the field.
Some of the drivers entered include: #7-Elliott Sadler*, #15-Michael Waltrip, #23-Gase, #32-DiBenedetto, #33-JEarnhardt, #37-Buescher, #51-Timmy Hill*, #55-Sorenson*, #75-Gaughan*, #83-Corey LaJoie*, #95-McDowell and #96-Kennington*.
Drivers who currently to not drive for a team with a Charter and need to race into the field: #7-Sadler*, #51-Hill*, #55-Sorenson*, #75-Gaughan*, #83-LaJoie* and #96-Kennington*.
See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Daytona 500 Entry List

For qualifying rules and formats, see my Qualifying Rules page

How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

LOCAL INFO

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City of Daytona Beach, FL
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WEATHER

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TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials:

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - The Clash
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series -- Race No. 1 - Daytona 500
NASCAR Xfinity Series -- Race No. 1 - PowerShares QQQ 300
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 1 - NextEra Energy Resources 250
Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile oval) - Daytona Beach, Fla.
Fast Facts for February 17-26, 2016

Set limits:
Clash: 6 sets for the event;
Daytona 500: 10 sets for practice/qualifying/Duel, and 7 sets for the race
Xfinity: 4 sets for the event;
Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4596; Right-side -- D-4600

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.91 in. (2,233 mm); Right-side -- 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 27 psi; Left Rear -- 27 psi;
Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 48 psi

Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Daytona throughout Speedweeks . . . this exact combination of left- and right-side
tires is unique to Daytona and has been well suited to this superspeedway application since its debut at this track in July 2013 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Daytona . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Blimp: Goodyear's "Wingfoot One," based out of Pompano Beach. Fla., will be in the air over Daytona International Speedway throughout Speedweeks . . .the ship will be a part of Fox and Fox Sports 1's television coverage of The Clash and Cup qualifying during the first week, and the Can-Am Duel, Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Cup races during the second week.

RACE & CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

Vegas Insider
Race and Championship odds
Daytona Race Preview by Micah Roberts
NASCAR Top-Five Finish Prediction

Bovada Sportsbook:
Race and the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship

Don Best:
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