The week is finally here. The NASCAR Cup Series officially kicks off Sunday with the Daytona 500.
Coming off of a season in which the Big 3 of Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. seemingly won every race and yet none came away with the championship as Joey Logano earned his first Cup Series title, this season is once again shaping up to be a good one as familiar faces (including Truex) take over new rides.
And as one new rule stipulates drivers who fail inspection after a race will be disqualified rather than simply dropping playoff points, this year comes with a little more risk, as well.
Qualifying will be determined Thursday at the Daytona Duels as William Byron will lead Duel 1 and Alex Bowman will lead Duel 2.
The Daytona 500 can be seen Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
Here’s the weekend schedule:
NASCAR at Daytona 2019: TV channel and streaming info
Note: All times are ET
Thursday, February 14
2:35 p.m. ET: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series First Practice, FS2
4:35 p.m. ET: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Final Practice, FS2
7 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV Duel 1 at Daytona, FS1
9 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV Duel 2 at Daytona, FS1
Friday, February 15
12:05 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, FS1
1:05 p.m.: NASCAR Cup Series third practice, FS1
2:05 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, FS1
3:05 p.m.: NASCAR Cup Series fourth practice, FS1
4:40 p.m.: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Qualifying, FS1
7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, NextEra Energy 250, FS1
SATURDAY, February 16
9:40 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, FS1
12:05 p.m.: NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Racing Experience 300, FS1
SUNDAY, February 17
2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500, FOX
Which Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are racing at Daytona?
There are 42 Cup drivers entered in Sunday’s race. Here is the list of participating Cup drivers in alphabetical order by first name:
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.