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Daytona 500 Start Time Set Along with the Rest of Speedweeks

December 20th, 2012 at 9:57 PM
By Mark Eddinger

On Thursday NASCAR announced that the 55th running of the Daytona 500 will have a start time on 1 p.m. on February 24th. It is the fourth straight season that "The Great American Race" at Daytona International Speedway will start at 1 p.m. on FOX.

'Daytona 500 50th' photo (c) 2008, sergio_leenen - license:

Before Speedweeks 2013 culminates with the Daytona 500 there are a lot of other on track events that will lead into the official start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Start times for those events were also announced. 

  • The 51st anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race will be held January 26-27, 3:30 p.m. (SPEED)
  • The Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series will be held Saturday, February 16, 4:30 p.m. (SPEED)
  • The Daytona Shootout non-points event for the Sprint Cup Series will be held Saturday, February 16, 8 p.m. (FOX)
  • Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger will be held  Sunday, February 17, 1 p.m. (FOX)
  • Budweiser Duel At Daytona for the Sprint Cup Series will be held Thursday, February 21, 2 p.m. (SPEED)
  • NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be held  Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. (SPEED)
  • DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race will be held Saturday, February 23, 1 p.m. most likely on ESPN
Tags: Camping World Truck Series, daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway, Motorsports, NASCAR, Nationwide Series, speedweeks, Sprint Cup Series

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