The most praised event in NASCAR finally sits near and dear. The Daytona 500 is here to legitimately get going the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season and the Next Gen time frame. All that you need – from the event schedule to the passing association – has arrived.
The 64th yearly Daytona 500 (Sunday, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m. ET) conveys rich history as one of the most longed for successes in all of hustling. Legends, for instance, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and Mario Andretti have all tasted win inside the high banks of the mammoth, 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.
On Feb. 20, 40 drivers will battle in the Great American Race. We should dive into how the field will work out as expected all through the range of six days in Daytona Beach:
SETTING THE GRID
Possessing all the necessary qualities for the Daytona 500 isn’t typical for some other spotlights race on the NASCAR Cup Series plan.
Single-vehicle qualifying on Feb. 16 (8:05 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will as of now have two rounds, with the vitally 10 rates in Round 1 forging ahead to second change. The speediest two vehicles in Round 2 will get as the primary section starters for Sunday’s Great American Race.
The rest of the starting cross section, regardless, follows an original formula.
In any case, the single-vehicle qualifying results will set the arrangements for the Bluegreen Vacation Duels races on Thursday evening. Vehicles finishing first, third, fifth, seventh, etc in single-vehicle runs will incorporate the field for Duel 1. The vehicles in even-numbered finishing circumstances in single-vehicle qualifying will contain the field for Duel 2. In any case, NASCAR will ensure there are an identical number of Open, or non-Charter gatherings, in each Duel race.
Then, the results from the Bluegreen Vacation Duels will set the starting game plan for the Daytona 500. The finishers from Duel 1 will orchestrate inside line organized by their Duel finish. In the meantime, the finishers from Duel 2 will orchestrate ostensibly section organized by their Duel finish.
The fastest open gathering in each Duel race will qualify into the Daytona 500 field, while the two open gatherings with the speediest times from single-vehicle qualifying that didn’t qualify through the duels will fill the last two spots in the 40-vehicle field.
Besides, the best 10 finishers in each Duel will get features the standard season title. The winner will get 10 centers, the following in line nine, and so forth until the 10th spot finisher gets one point. No season finisher centers will be allowed through the Duel.
If storm clears out the Duel races, NASCAR will set the organization for the Daytona 500 by qualifying speeds, taking the four speediest Open vehicles to complete the 40-vehicle field. In the event that by some fortunate turn of events the resulting duel is dropped, by then, the most critical finishing open gathering from the primary duel and the three extra speediest open gatherings from qualifying will advance.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE DAYTONA 500 ON?
FOX Sports will have the full record of NASCAR action in Daytona, remembering work for, qualifying and the Bluegreen Vacations Duels. Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 5:05 p.m. ET, followed consistently practice at 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday features Daytona 500 shaft qualifying presented by Busch Light at 8:05 p.m. ET, setting the primary line for the marquee event as well as the starting courses of action for Thursday’s two passing races, the first turns out to be harmless to the ecosystem at 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 17.
Friday (6 p.m. ET) and Saturday (10:30 a.m.) will incorporate one work on gathering each day for the Cup Series stars. Then, all that is left is Sunday’s 64th running of the Great American Race.