CONCORD, N.C. – At long last, racing is back.
Cars will hit the track this weekend for Daytona 500 qualifying and the season-opening exhibition event The Clash.
Here’s what you need to know when it comes to the at-track action this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
WHAT TIME IS PRACTICE?
This weekend, there are two different types of NASCAR Cup Series practice due to Daytona 500 qualifying taking place on the same day as The Clash.
All three practice sessions take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, and will air on FOX Sports 1.
10:35 - 11:55 a.m. ET: The Clash final practice
1:05 - 1:55 p.m. ET: Daytona 500 qualifying first practice
3:05 - 3:55 p.m. ET: Daytona 500 qualifying final practice
WHAT TIME IS DAYTONA 500 QUALIFYING?
The two-round, single-car qualifying format for the Daytona 500 kicks off an eventful Sunday, Feb. 10. It will air on FOX.
12:10 p.m. ET: Daytona 500 qualifying,
WHAT TIME IS THE CLASH?
The annual exhibition event, which spans 75 laps split into two segments by a competition caution at Lap 25, will follow shortly after the conclusion of Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday, Feb. 10.
It will air on FOX Sports 1.
Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman will compete in the race, while William Byron is not eligible this season.
3 p.m. ET: The Clash
HOW IS THE STARTING ORDER FOR THE CLASH SET?
There will be a random drawing on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. ET to determine the starting grid for The Clash. Be sure to check HendrickMotorsports.com and follow along on Twitter to see where Elliott, Johnson and Bowman will line up.
WHAT CHANNEL IS FOX SPORTS 1?
It varies, but this link allows fans to find the channel by entering their zip code and selecting their television provider.
CAN I LISTEN ON THE RADIO?
Daytona 500 qualifying and The Clash will be available on MRN as well as SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
CAN I STREAM ONLINE?
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Hendrick Motorsports holds the all-time record for most Daytona 500 pole positions with 12, six ahead of second place. A Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has won the pole in seven of the last 11 Daytona 500 races, including the last four, which is tied for the longest streak all-time.
Four different Hendrick Motorsports drivers have combined to win The Clash on six occasions: Ken Schrader (1989, 1990), Jeff Gordon (1994, 1997), Johnson (2005) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2008).
Stay tuned to HendrickMotorsports.com for coverage all weekend long.