The Daytona 500 returns on Sunday for its 60th edition, kicking off the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series.
Forty drivers will compete over 200 laps of the 2 ½-mile track at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida in one of motor racing’s most prestigious races. It will be the must-watch event of the Presidents Day weekend.
Date: Sunday, February 18
Start Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports
NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck shared the starting lineup:
The race will be Danica Patrick’s last in NASCAR and the penultimate run of her career, as the 35-year-old is set to retire after the Indy 500 later in the year.
Patrick has two top-10 finishes at Daytona, with her eighth-placed finish in the 500 coming in 2013 after she started on pole and led five laps.
Speaking to Fox: NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace, she looked back on her career ahead of the race:
With Daytona among her strongest tracks, Patrick will be looking for a strong finish to her NASCAR career.
Alex Bowman will start on pole after finishing fastest in qualifying, followed by Denny Hamlin.
Ryan Blaney is third on the grid after winning Duel 1, though it’s Duel 2 winner Chase Elliott who has caught the eye of two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.:
The 22-year-old started on pole in the previous two showpiece events. After finishing 37th in 2016 after a spin damaged his car on the 18th lap, he finished 14th last year.
While he will be starting in fourth this time around, he’s once again looking good going into the race, so he will be one to watch on Sunday.