The most celebrated occasion in NASCAR at long last sits close to home. The Daytona 500 is here to authoritatively start off the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season and the Next Gen period. All that you want – from the occasion timetable to the passing organization – is here.
The 64th yearly Daytona 500 (Sunday, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m. ET) conveys rich history as one of the most pined for wins in all of hustling. Legends, for example, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and Mario Andretti have all tasted triumph inside the high banks of the mammoth, 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.
On Feb. 20, 40 drivers will contend in the Great American Race. We should plunge into how the field will come to fruition throughout the span of six days in Daytona Beach:
SETTING THE GRID
Fitting the bill for the Daytona 500 is not normal for some other focuses race on the NASCAR Cup Series plan.
Single-vehicle qualifying on Feb. 16 (8:05 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will presently have two rounds, with the main 10 rates in Round 1 continuing on to second adjust. The quickest two vehicles in Round 2 will secure as the first column starters for Sunday’s Great American Race.
The remainder of the beginning lattice, in any case, follows a novel recipe.
In the first place, the single-vehicle qualifying results will set the setups for the Bluegreen Vacation Duels races on Thursday evening. Vehicles completing first, third, fifth, seventh, and so forth in single-vehicle runs will include the field for Duel 1. The vehicles in even-numbered completing situations in single-vehicle qualifying will contain the field for Duel 2. Nonetheless, NASCAR will guarantee there are an equivalent number of Open, or non-Charter groups, in each Duel race.
Then, at that point, the outcomes from the Bluegreen Vacation Duels will set the beginning arrangement for the Daytona 500. The finishers from Duel 1 will arrange within line arranged by their Duel finish. In the interim, the finishers from Duel 2 will arrange outwardly column arranged by their Duel finish.
The quickest open group in each Duel race will qualify into the Daytona 500 field, while the two open groups with the quickest times from single-vehicle qualifying that didn’t qualify through the duels will fill the last two spots in the 40-vehicle field.
Furthermore, the best 10 finishers in each Duel will get highlights the standard season title. The champ will get 10 focuses, the next in line nine, etc until the tenth spot finisher gets one point. No season finisher focuses will be granted through the Duel.
On the off chance that downpour cleans out the Duel races, NASCAR will set the network for the Daytona 500 by qualifying speeds, taking the four quickest Open vehicles to finish the 40-vehicle field. If by some stroke of good luck the subsequent duel is dropped, then, at that point, the most noteworthy completing open group from the main duel and the three leftover quickest open groups from qualifying will progress.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE DAYTONA 500 ON?
FOX Sports will have the full record of NASCAR activity in Daytona, including work on, qualifying and the Bluegreen Vacations Duels. Practice starts Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 5:05 p.m. ET, trailed continuously practice at 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday highlights Daytona 500 shaft qualifying introduced by Busch Light at 8:05 p.m. ET, setting the first line for the marquee occasion as well as the beginning arrangements for Thursday’s two passing races, the first becomes environmentally friendly at 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 17.
Friday (6 p.m. ET) and Saturday (10:30 a.m.) will include one practice meeting every day for the Cup Series stars. Then, at that point, all that is left is Sunday’s 64th running of the Great American Race.