BROADCAST INFORMATION: Saturday’s race at Daytona International Speedway will air live on NBC at 7:30 p.m. ET. Can’t make it to a television? The race can be heard live on MRN and SIRIUSXM NASCAR Radio. Below is the broadcast schedule for the remainder of the weekend.
THURSDAY, JUNE 29
3 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBCSN
5 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN
FRIDAY, JUNE 30
4:10 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, NBCSN
SATURDAY, JULY 1
7:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series race, NBCSN
THIS WEEKEND’S PAINT SCHEMES: Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 UniFirst Chevrolet SS, Chase Elliott will debut the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Patriotic Chevrolet SS, Jimmie Johnson will pilot the No. 48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevrolet SS and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS.
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA: Hendrick Motorsports has achieved 14 wins, 16 pole positions, 54 top-five results, 94 top-10s and 1,986 laps led at Daytona. The organization has eight Daytona 500 victories, with Earnhardt most recently collecting a win at the superspeedway in the July race in 2015.
KAHNE AT DAYTONA: Kahne heads into this weekend’s race at Daytona after a seventh-place finish in this year’s Daytona 500. He was running in the top five on the final lap when he ran out of fuel and slipped back. Three of Kahne’s top-10 finishes at the superspeedway have come while driving for Hendrick Motorsports, and he has led 42 laps in eight races at Daytona. In Kahne’s 54 restrictor plate starts, he has captured six top-five finishes, 15 top-10s and one pole award – Talladega in October 2012. Kahne also competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona earlier this season and earned a second-place result for JR Motorsports.
ELLIOTT’S DAYTONA STATS: Elliott is set to make his fourth NASCAR Cup Series start at Daytona this weekend. In his first three appearances at the 2.5-mile speedway, Elliott has led 42 laps and averages a starting position of 8.7 and finishing position of 27.7. Elliott has also earned back-to-back Daytona 500 pole awards, becoming the youngest driver (20 years, 2 months and 17 days) to land the top spot in NASCAR's biggest race in 2016 with a speed of 196.314 mph
JOHNSON’S DAYTONA FINISHES: Johnson and No. 48 team crew chief Chad Knaus have had some spectacular statistics at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. In 2013, Johnson swept the season with victories in both the Daytona 500 and the July 400-mile event. In the 2014 Daytona 500, Johnson finished fifth after leading 15 laps. In 2015, he finished fifth in the Daytona 500, leading 39 laps, and finished second in July of that year behind teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. after leading 35 laps. In this race one year ago, Johnson was involved in an incident and finished 35th. He had the same misfortune in the season-opening Daytona 500 this season, when he finished 34th
EARNHARDT'S DAYTONA LEGACY: Earnhardt has had his share of success at Daytona International Speedway, adding to the Earnhardt family legacy at the historic track. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native has four wins – the most of any active driver – including two Daytona 500 victories (2004 and 2014). He also has earned seven non-points victories at the speedway. He is tied for the most top-five finishes (13) among active drivers and leads active drivers in top-10 finishes (19), laps led (601) and best average starting position (10.2) at the track. Earnhardt is in a five-way tie for seventh on the Daytona all-time wins list. His most recent victory at Daytona came in the summer race two years ago on July 5, 2015