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:
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.