In the Great American Race is ready for qualifying events. Daytona 500 qualifying presented by Kroger will on the Wednesday Feb 10. The process begins with single-car qualifying on Wednesday night and continues in the Bluegreen Vacations Duels on Thursday night.
Event: Single car qualifying at Daytona 500
Date: Wednesday 10 Feb
Time: 12:05 p.m. ET
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Listen: MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Watch: Live Stream
The fastest two cars in single-car qualifying at the 2.5-mile superspeedway will make up the front row for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The rest of the Daytona 500 starting lineup is determined by the Duel races.
How Daytona 500 qualifying works; Bluegreen Vacations Duels procedure
Setting the Daytona 500 lineup is different than any other NASCAR Cup Series event. The process begins with single-car qualifying on Wednesday night and continues in the Bluegreen Vacations Duels on Thursday night.
How do the duels help set the Daytona 500 lineup?
Single-car qualifying on Wednesday will set the front row for the Daytona 500. The duels will determine the majority of the rest of the lineup. For the start of the Daytona 500, the finishers from Duel 1 will line up on the inside row in order of their Duel finish. Meanwhile, the finishers from Duel 2 will line up up on the outside row in order of their Duel finish.
What is the duels format?
There are two separate duels races on Thursday night, each 60 laps or 150 miles in length. The lineup for the duels is set by Wednesday’s single-car qualifying. The odd-numbered finishers in single-car qualifying will line up in Duel 1, while the even-numbered finishers will line up in Duel 2 — although NASCAR will ensure there are an equal number of Open, or non-Charter teams, in each Duel race.
Duel 1 is expected to get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday with television coverage on FS1 and radio coverage on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Duel 2 will begin roughly 20 minutes after the conclusion of Duel 1.
Can open teams qualify for the Daytona 500?
There are 36 teams with charters that are guaranteed to race in the Daytona 500. Open teams will fill the remaining four spots in the 40-car field. There are expected to be at least 44 cars on the entry list, so there could be at least eight teams vying for the final four spots.
The fastest open team in each duel race will gain entrance into the Daytona 500 field. The two open teams with the fastest times from single-car qualifying that didn’t qualify through the duels will fill the last two spots in the 40-car field.
Are points awarded in the duels?
Yes, the top-10 finishers in each of the duels will earn points. The first-place driver in each duel will get 10 points, the second-place driver nine points and so on down to the 10th-place driver, who will earn one point. However, no playoff points will be awarded in the duels.
What happens if there is a rainout?
If both duels are canceled because of weather conditions, then NASCAR officials will determine the four open teams by qualifying results.
If only the second duel is canceled, then the highest-finishing open team from the first duel and the three remaining fastest open teams from qualifying will advance.
In the event of a complete cancellation where the event can’t be the rescheduled, the lineup will be set by the NASCAR Rule Book.
How to watch pole qualifying for the 2021 Daytona 500
Qualifying for the 2021 Daytona 500 is Wednesday, February 10th. The front row of the race will be set before the Duels that determine the rest of the race order.
Unlike most NASCAR Cup races, pole qualifying for the Daytona 500 only sets the front row for The Great American Race. The other 38 spots in the field will be determined via the Duel races set for Thursday evening, and the order of those races is set via the finish in pole qualifying. The odd-numbered finishers (3rd place, 5th, 7th, etc) will go in Duel 1, and the even-numbered qualifiers will go in Duel 2.
Each racer will get just one lap of the 2.5 mile tri-oval to qualify, with the fastest two taking the front row on Sunday.
How to watch pole qualifying for the Daytona 500
You can watch pole qualifying on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. on FS1, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
Daytona 500 2021 live: How to Watch online
Date 14th February
Time 2:30 PM ET
Arena Daytona International Speedway
Distance 500 mi (800 km)
TV Network Fox Sports
Live Stream Watch Here
How to Stream Daytona 500 2021 Live Online
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