DAYTONA 500 LIVE 2017: TV Coverage, Live Stream for Great American Race,Daytona 500:NASCAR’s season-opening race, How To Watch DAYTONA 500 LIVE, The Daytona 500 is 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, Actor Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen,will instruct drivers to start their engines at 2:18 p.m Former will wave the green flag at 2:30 p.m. Fox will broadcast the race on TV.
The Daytona 500 is 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway for a total of — you guessed it — 500 miles.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.
NASCAR also mandated changes to pit stop procedures. Crews are allowed to work on damaged cars for five minutes, with the clock starting when the car hits pit road. Cars who cannot maintain minimum track speed will be eliminated. Cars that go behind the wall to repair damage are out of the race, but cars that have mechanical issues not caused by damage can go to the garage for repairs and return to the track.
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.It’s only fitting that a young star like Elliott and a walking legend such as Earnhardt lead the way into 2017 calendar year viewed by many in the sport as the most critical in a long time.Team owner Joe Gibbs recently described the tense atmosphere engulfing the sport.