Headlined by pole winner Danica Patrick – the first ever woman to earn a pole in a NASCAR Sprint Cup event – TSN drops the flag on the biggest, richest, and most prestigious race in NASCAR with live coverage of the 55th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Noon et/9am pt.
SportsCentre will keep racing fans updated throughout the week with news, highlights and post-race reaction. In addition, TSN's Matthew Scianitti will be on site at the Daytona International Speedway filing reports for SportsCentre throughout the weekend. Fans can also visit TSN Digital for all the latest news, stats, and highlights from the Daytona 500.
Known as "The Great American Race," the Daytona 500 features 43 of the best stock car drivers in the world vying for the Harley J. Earl Trophy. In just her second Daytona 500 start, Patrick will lead the front row alongside three-time Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon, who qualified second. The remaining positions will be determined after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Budweiser Duel airing Thursday at 2pm et/11am pt on TSN2.
The Daytona 500 will feature NASCAR's new Gen 6 car, which is expected to smash speed records at tracks throughout the NASCAR season.