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Attendance will be limited to 30,000 socially distanced fans, down from the 100,000 spectators that typically flock to Daytona International Speedway. In terms of the action on the track, the Daytona 500 field will be missing Jimmie Johnson, who retired from full-time driving last year to close out an incredible career that included seven Cup Series titles.
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Here is everything you need to know to watch the 2021 Daytona 500, including the green flag time, the TV channel and live stream info.
What time does the Daytona 500 start today?
- Start time: 2:30 p.m. ET
The Daytona 500 broadcast will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 14, but the race itself may not start until closer to 3 p.m. ET. It will be held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
How long is the Daytona 500?
The Daytona 500 is, of course, a 500-mile race, and it is scheduled for 200 laps.
Stage 1 will end on Lap 65, Stage 2 will end on Lap 130 and the Final Stage will end on Lap 200.
What channel is the Daytona 500 on today?
- TV channel: FOX
- Live stream: ,
FOX's broadcast will go back to a three-man booth after previously only featuring play-by-play announcer Mike Joy and analyst Jeff Gordon. Former Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer will join the team to fill the void left behind by Darrell Waltrip, who retired following the 2019 season.
NASCAR's 2021 Daytona 500 and Daytona Speedweeks schedule, time, TV channel
The 2021 NASCAR season is almost here. And while the official start to the Cup Series season is the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 14, the racing world celebrates the unofficial beginning of the season with Daytona Speedweeks — typically more…However, things are looking a little different this year at Daytona International Speedway. While there is definitely tons of on-track action — including, of course, the Busch Clash At DAYTONA — the Speedweeks schedule is more condensed, down to six days from nine.
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NASCAR schedule 2021
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|Date||Race||Track||Start time||TV channel||Radio|
|Feb. 9||The Clash||Daytona Road Course||7 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|Feb. 11||Duel No. 1/Duel No. 2||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m. ET||FS1||MRN|
|Feb. 14||Daytona 500||Daytona International Speedway||2:30 p.m.||FOX||MRN|
|Feb. 21||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Daytona RC||Daytona Road Course||3 p.m.||FOX||MRN|
|Feb. 28||Dixie Vodka 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway||3:30 p.m.||FOX||MRN|
|March 7||Pennzoil 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||FOX||PRN|
|March 14||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Phoenix||Phoenix Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FOX||MRN|
|March 21||Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||FOX||PRN|
|March 28||Food City Dirt Race||Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt||3:30 p.m.||FOX||PRN|
|April 10||Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500||Martinsville Speedway||7:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|April 18||Toyota Owners 400||Richmond Raceway||3 p.m.||FOX||MRN|
|April 25||Geico 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||FOX||MRN|
|May 2||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Kansas||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 9||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Darlington||Darlington Raceway||3:30 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 16||Drydene 400||Dover International Speedway||2 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|May 23||NASCAR Cup Series Race at COTA||Circuit of the Americas||2:30 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|May 30||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte Motor Speedway||6 p.m.||FOX||PRN|
|June 6||Toyota/Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway||4 p.m.||FS1||PRN|
|June 13||NASCAR All-Star Open||Texas Motor Speedway||6 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 13||NASCAR All-Star Race||Texas Motor Speedway||8 p.m.||FS1||MRN|
|June 20||Ally 400||Nashville Superspeedway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|June 26||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono||Pocono Raceway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|June 27||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono||Pocono Raceway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|July 4||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Road America||Road America||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|July 11||Quaker State 400||Atlanta Motor Speedway||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|July 18||Foxwoods Resort Casino 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Aug. 8||Go Bowling at The Glen||Watkins Glen International||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Aug. 15||Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||1 p.m.||NBC||IMS Radio|
|Aug. 22||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Aug. 28||Coke Zero Sugar 400||Daytona International Speedway||7 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR schedule 2021: Playoff races
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At age 62, Derrike Cope relishes one more Daytona 500
1990 Daytona 500 champ Derrike Cope looks forward to his first start in the 500 since 2004: "I’m not afraid of mixing it up."And for those who think he’s too old to compete in the Daytona 500 — he’ll be more than 15 years older than any other competitor in the field — or concerned that he’ll be running his first NASCAR race since 2018, he has a message:
|Date||Race||Track||Start time||TV channel||Radio|
|Sept. 5||Cook Out Southern 500||Darlington Raceway||6 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 11||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond Raceway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Sept. 18||Bass Pro Shops Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Sept. 26||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||7 p.m.||NBCSN||PRN|
|Oct. 3||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 10||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 17||Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 24||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Oct. 31||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Nov. 7||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
In Canada, fans can watch all NASCAR races on TSN.
Daytona 500 weather updates: Will rain in Sunday forecast delay NASCAR's 2021 race? .
Will rain dampen the 2021 NASCAR season-opener? Check on the forecast ahead of the Daytona 500.Daytona Beach, Fla., was spared from any inclement weather on Tuesday as Kyle Busch won a thrilling Clash at Daytona. Thursday's Daytona Duels, however, were less lucky; rain delayed the second qualifying race of the 500, otherwise known as the Daytona Duels.