Also known as “The Great American Race,” the DAYTONA 500 is a 500-mile-long NASCAR cup series race. Differing from other sports, the first race is crucial since it determines where the drivers will start, and as one of the most prestigious NASCAR races, DAYTONA 500 fans won’t want to miss this thrilling event.
Not everyone can get away to Daytona Beach for the weekend, but there’s no reason why you can’t also tune in on the fun. It turns out you can watch the DAYTONA 500 without cable, and we’re here to provide all you need to know before the big race this Sunday, February 19th, at 2:30 p.m. ET.
When's the Daytona 500 and Where Can You Watch It?
You might be ready to see if Denny Hamlin gets another Daytona 500 trophy to add to his collection or if Joey Logano can come out on top. On the other hand, maybe you’re looking to support the underdog. Either way, here's all the details you need to know about the Daytona 500:
- When is the Daytona 500: February 29
- What time is the Daytona 500: 2:30 p.m. / 11:30 a.m. PT
- What time is the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show: 1:30 p.m. / 11:30 a.m. PT
- Who's performing at the Pre-Race Show: Dierks Bentley
- Where to watch the DAYTONA 500: FOX
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 on four different streaming services: Hulu, fuboTV, YouTube TV and DIRECTV STREAM. Now you’re one lap closer to watching DAYTONA 500 without cable.
Hulu is well-known for the miles upon miles of on-demand content and their live TV option is no laughing matter. Among Hulu’s channel list, you’ll find FOX. Be sure to use their Network Locator to see if FOX is available in your area.
While fuboTV is an excellent place to watch sports like football and basketball, you can also find the DAYTONA 500 since they have both FOX and FOX deportes. To get a better idea of what fuboTV offers, take a look at our in-depth fuboTV review.
YouTube TV is a live streaming service that offers live TV channels, like FOX, and various on-demand titles. Want our take on it? Our YouTube TV review includes more about the content, value, and our final verdict of YouTube TV.
No, it's not a satellite service: DIRECTV STREAM is the company's multichannel streaming service. It competes with services like YouTube TV, and — like many of its competitors — offers a live stream of the DAYTONA 500.
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. The chart below lets you know which of your devices, whether it’s an Android phone or an Apple TV, are compatible with your chosen streaming service. So, wherever you are, you won’t need to miss the DAYTONA 500.
|Roku||Fire TV||Apple TV||Android TV||Chromecast||iOS||Android||Web/
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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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