Everything NASCAR fans should know about the upcoming Daytona 500

Everything NASCAR fans should know about the upcoming Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is looming ever closer.

In fact, just two weeks from Sunday, the 66th running of the Great American Race will start the 2024 Cup Series regular season. It will mark the 76th season in NASCAR history.

What to know before the Super Bowl of stockcar racing? Well, plenty.

But from dates, times and locations to tickets to prerace concerts and betting odds, we’ve got you covered!

So, let’s take a look at some general information surrounding the 2024 Daytona 500:

What date is the Daytona 500?
The Daytona 500 will be held on February 18, capping off Speedweek.

What time does the Daytona 500 start?
The Daytona 500 is set to start at 2:30 p.m.

Where is the Daytona 500 held?
The Daytona 500 is held at Daytona International Speedway located at 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

How long does the Daytona 500 last?
The race is scheduled for 200 laps, though that number grow if late caution flags necessitate overtime. Last year’s race, for example, went a total of 212 laps.

Is the Daytona 500 sold out?
In terms of box office tickets, the 2024 Daytona 500 has been sold out since November. Yet, tickets can still be had through second-market distributors.
Currently, single tickets can be found starting at around $150.

How can I watch the Daytona 500?
The Daytona 500 will air on Fox.

Daytona 500 pre race concert 2024: Pitbull to perform
Pitbull will perform the pre race concert at this year’s Daytona 500.

Who is the grand marshal of the Daytona 500? The Rock!
Wrestler and action-movie start Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will serve as the 2024 Daytona 500 grand marshal.

Daytona 500 headset rentals
Scanners and headphones may be rented for Speedweek through Racing Electronics. The cost is $47.95 for the week and must be secured ahead of time through the company website.

Daytona 500 entry list: Jimmie Johnson is back!

Ross Chastain: No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Austin Cindric: No. 2 Team Penske Ford
Austin Dillon: No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Josh Berry: No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Kyle Larson: No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Brad Keselowski: No. 6 RFK Racing Ford
Corey LaJoie: No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Kyle Busch: No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Chase Elliott: No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Noah Gragson: No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Denny Hamlin: No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ryan Blaney: No. 12 Team Penske Ford
Chase Briscoe: No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Driver TBA: No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Ford
AJ Allmendinger: No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Chris Buescher: No. 17 RFK Racing Ford
Martin Truex Jr.: No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Christopher Bell: No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Harrison Burton: No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford
Joey Logano: No. 22 Team Penske Ford
Bubba Wallace: No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota
William Byron: No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Daniel Hemric: No. 31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Michael McDowell: No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford
Kaz Grala: No. 36 Front Row Motorsports Ford
Todd Gilliland: No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford
Ryan Preece: No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
John Hunter Nemechek: No. 42 Legacy Motor Club Toyota
Erik Jones: No. 43 Legacy Motor Club Toyota
Tyler Reddick: No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: No. 47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet
Alex Bowman: No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Justin Haley: No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Ford
Ty Gibbs: No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
David Ragan: No. 60 RFK Racing Ford
Anthony Alfredo: No. 62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet
Zane Smith: No. 71 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Carson Hocevar: No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
BJ McLeod: No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Chevrolet
Jimmie Johnson: No. 84 Legacy Motor Club Toyota
Daniel Suarez: No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

Odds to win Daytona 500
According to Hard Rock Bet, these are the current odds to win the Daytona 500:

Ryan Blaney +900
Denny Hamlin +1100
Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Chris Buescher +1200
William Byron +1300
Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson +1500
Bubba Wallace, Christopher Bell +1750
Ross Chastain +2000
Martin Truex Jr., Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Tyler Reddick, Austin Cindric +2250
Ty Gibbs, Chase Briscoe +2500
Josh Berry, Austin Dillon, Alex Bowman, Erik Jones +3000
Daniel Suarez, Ryan Preece +4000
John Hunter Nemechek +5000
Carson Hocevar, Corey LaJoie, Daniel Hemric, AJ Allmendinger, Todd Gilliland, Justin Haley +6000
Zane Smith, Harrison Burton +7500
JJ Yeley, Ty Dillon +150000
B.J. McLeod +200000

Daytona 500 winners by year
1959: Lee Petty, No. 42 Petty Enterprises Oldsmobile
1960: Junior Johnson, No. 27 John Mansoni Chevrolet
1961: Marvin Panch, No. 20 Smokey Yunick Pontiac
1962: Fireball Roberts, No. 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac
1963: Tiny Lund, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford
1964: Richard Petty, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth
1965: Fred Lorenzen, No. 28 Holman-Moody Ford
1966: Richard Petty, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth
1967: Mario Andretti, No. 11 Holman-Moody Ford
1968: Cale Yarborough, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Mercury
1969: LeeRoy Yarbrough, No. 98 Junior Johnson & Associates Ford
1970: Pete Hamilton, No. 40 Petty Enterprises Plymouth
1971: Richard Petty, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth
1972: A.J. Foyt, No. 21 Wood Brothers Mercury
1973: Richard Petty, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Dodge
1974: Richard Petty, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Dodge
1975: Benny Parsons, No. 72 L.G. DeWitt Chevrolet
1976: David Pearson, No. 21 Wood Brothers Mercury
1977: Cale Yarborough, No. 11 Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet
1978: Bobby Allison, No. 15 Bud Moore Engineering Ford
1979: Richard Petty, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Oldsmobile
1980: Buddy Baker, No. 28 Ranier-Lundy Oldsmobile
1981: Richard Petty, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Buick
1982: Bobby Allison, No. 88 DiGard Motorsports Buick
1983: Cale Yarborough, No. 28 Ranier-Lundy Pontiac
1984: Cale Yarborough, No. 28 Ranier-Lundy Chevrolet
1985: Bill Elliott, No. 9 Melling Racing Ford
1986: Geoffrey Bodine, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
1987: Bill Elliott, No. 9 Melling Racing Ford
1988: Bobby Allison, No. 12 Stavola Brothers Racing Buick
1989: Darrell Waltrip, No. 17 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
1990: Derrike Cope, No. 10 Whitcomb Racing Chevrolet
1991: Ernie Irvan, No. 4 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet
1992: Davey Allison, No. 28 Robert Yates Racing Ford
1993: Dale Jarrett, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
1994: Sterling Marlin, No. 4 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet
1995: Sterling Marlin, No. 4 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet
1996: Dale Jarrett, No. 88 Robert Yates Racing Ford
1997: Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
1998: Dale Earnhardt, No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
1999: Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2000: Dale Jarrett, No. 88 Robert Yates Racing Ford
2001: Michael Waltrip, No. 15 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet
2002: Ward Burton, Bill Davis Racing Dodge
2003: Michael Waltrip, No. 15 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet
2004: Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet
2005: Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2006: Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2007: Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2008: Ryan Newman, No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge
2009: Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2010: Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Earnhardt Gannassi Racing Chevrolet
2011: Trevor Bayne, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford
2012: Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
2013: Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2014: Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2015: Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford
2016: Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
2017: Kurt Busch, No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
2018: Austin Dillon, No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2019: Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
2020: Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
2021: Michael McDowell, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford
2022: Austin Cindric, No. 2 Team Penske Ford
2023: Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet