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Held once a year at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Daytona 500 is one of NASCAR’s biggest annual events, marking the opening of the season and beginning of the Cup series.
This year, the race is slated for Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
The 500-mile-long race is one of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing’s most prestigious races– in contrast to other sports organizations which hold their major events at the end of the season. The Daytona 500 also carries NASCAR’s biggest cash prizes: The 2015 purse was worth over $18 million.
It’s finally race day at Daytona International Speedway, and we’ve got all the information you need to get ready for the 59th running of the “Great American Race” and the start of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
START TIME: The broadcast begins at 2 p.m. ET Sunday. Actor Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen in the upcoming animated movie Cars 3, will instruct drivers to start their engines at 2:18 p.m.. Former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson, recently selected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will wave the green flag at 2:30 p.m.
RACE DISTANCE: The Daytona 500 is 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway for a total of — you guessed it — 500 miles.
SEGMENTS: Beginning this season, NASCAR is dividing every race into segments and awarding one bonus point to the winner of each stage. Segment lengths will be different for every race. Also, the top 10 finishers of segments 1 and 2 will be awarded regular-season points in descending order from 10 to 1. Here are the segments for the Daytona 500: Stage 1: 60 laps; Stage 2: 60 laps; Stage 3: 80 laps.