Daytona 500 viewer's guide

Staff report
February 19, 2013

Even if you're not at the track, you can keep up with all the live action on TV and at (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Watch practices and the race on TV:


Saturday, Feb. 23: Final Daytona 500 practice on SPEED, 11 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24: Daytona 500 on FOX, 1 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 23: DRIVE4COPD 300 on ESPN, 1:15 p.m. with RaceBuddy

Get inside the media center:

Press Pass will have live news conferences here all weekend. (list subject to change)

Saturday, Feb. 23:

NASCAR Nationwide Series post-race, approx 4 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24:

Zac Brown Band, 10:40 a.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series post-race, 5:15 p.m.

Want more?


Get lap-by-lap updates on during practice laps, qualifying and races.

Want to attend the races this weekend? Buy tickets to Daytona 500, DRIVE4COPD 300 and NextEra Energy Resources 250.

Know the track:

Check out our Daytona International Speedway track page to take a video tour of the track and explore the best fan views.

Want to meet a driver?

Here is a list of appearances. (List subject to change.)

Saturday, Feb. 23:

Clint Bowyer " 5-hour ENERGY zone at the Midway, 9:30 a.m.

Casey Mears " Sprint FANZONE Main Stage, 9:30 a.m.

Jimmie Johnson " Chevy display at the Midway, 9:45 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24:

Jeff Burton " Sprint FANZONE Main Stage, 8:40 a.m.

Casey Mears " GEICO dislpay in the Midway, 9 a.m.

Matt Kenseth " Sprint FANZONE Main Stage, 9:35 a.m.

Ryan Newman " Sprint Unlimited display at the Midway, 9:40 a.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ryan Newman " Chevy display at the Midway, 10 a.m.

Trevor Bayne " Sprint FANZONE Main Stage, 10:15 a.m.

Kasey Kahne " Chevy display at the Midway, 10:30 a.m.

Get packing:

The weather in Daytona Beach is:

Click for Daytona Beach, Florida Forecast

The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile, 200-lap race that denotes the beginning of the points season of NASCAR.

Keep all eyes on the race:

With RaceView Premium, you can watch live, virtual 3-D video with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts. You'll also see telemetry data and real-time stats with pit and driver information (Formerly known as RaceView 360)

RaceView Audio streams all 43 drivers' in-car audio and officials' channels with live national radio broadcasts. (Formerly known as Scanner)

Follow from anywhere:

NASCAR Mobile '13: This new app for all users is free to download with an upcoming in-app subscription for premium content including live driver audio, live advanced leaderboards, live alternate camera angles (when available), plus more!

NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13: The Ultimate Race Day Experience for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races offers live 3D-virtualization of races, live driver audio, live broadcast radio and live leaderboard with advanced telemetry

Buddy system:

RaceBuddy presented by Ford Trucks: Watch live enhanced coverage for select NASCAR Nationwide Series races with 10 HD live race views, live chat and live leaderboard.


This is the first week of fantasy, so be sure to start a league and set your lineup for the Daytona 500.

Expert tip of the week:

The challenge this week is that nothing is truly predictive at Daytona. Qualification, practice, and past success are all subordinate to the draft. Fantasy players should spread their money evenly and hope their roster avoids the "Big One" crash.

Keep up to date:

Each week, Dan Beaver will offer insider knowledge and advice on the week's fantasy lineup. Be sure to read his blog here before the weekend gets going.

Last year's top three finishers:

1. Matt Kenseth

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

3. Greg Biffle

See the complete results from last year's event here.


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