There's only one thing on the minds of racing fans come February: the prestigious DAYTONA 500 race. This 500-mile long, 200-lap NASCAR Cup Series race is NASCAR's Super Bowl, but rather than make fans wait until the end of the season, the DAYTONA 500 race takes place at the beginning of the season. With drivers back on the track for the first time in three months, anything can happen at the legendary Daytona International Speedway.
We’re here with all the details about the race and how to watch without cable.
When is the 2024 DAYTONA 500?
The current NASCAR Cup Series champion, Ryan Blaney, is favored to win the DAYTONA 500. Still, you can't discount three-time DAYTONA 500 winner, Denny Hamlin, who’s hungry for a win after losing the championship to Blaney last season. Whatever the results are in the end, it's bound to be a memorable race.
If you're catching the DAYTONA 500 on TV, here are all the details on the race:
- When is qualifying? 8:15 p.m. ET on Feb. 14
- When are the qualifying races?: 7 p.m. ET for the first race and 8:45 p.m. ET for the second race, both on Feb. 15
- When is practice? The first practice is at 5:35 p.m. ET on Feb. 16, and the second practice is at 10:30 a.m. ET on Feb. 17
- When is the race? 2:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 18
- Where is the race taking place? Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida
- Where to watch? Fox, FS1 (qualifying and practice)
How to Watch the DAYTONA 500 Online Without Cable
Cord-cutters rely on live TV streaming services, or “skinny bundles,” to watch live events like the DAYTONA 500. As cable’s nemesis, livestreaming lets you skip the grueling installations and hefty fees to see your favorite channels, like FOX, over the internet.
While not all live TV streaming services offer FOX, you can catch the DAYTONA 500 using the following methods:
Can I Watch the DAYTONA 500 on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
We’re all about watching the DAYTONA 500 on the big-screen TV with surround sound, but you have other options as well. Whether it’s an Android phone an Apple TV or anything in between, you can catch the DAYTONA 500 on just about every streaming device. So, wherever you are, you won’t need to miss the DAYTONA 500.
More to Watch for NASCAR Fans
The DAYTONA 500 is a must-see for motor race fans. However, there are plenty of other races you won’t want to miss. One such race is the Circuit of the Americas Spring Race.
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