The Daytona 500 not only heralds the opening the NASCAR season for 2016, but it also ushers in a new era of qualifying with a 40-car field. Rather Daytona 500 Live than the 43-car fields of the past, 36 Sprint Cup teams possess a charter that guarantees a spot in the field, and there will be four open positions for unchartered teams to fill. That format will carry through the entire 2016 season, but the Daytona 500 qualifying is a little different in that it only determines the front row of the field.
Event : Daytona 500
Date : Feb,26,2017
Place : Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Official Live/Broadcasting : daytona-500-live-stream.com
For teams that don’t earn the top two spots in qualifying, the finishing order will determine where they start in Sprint Cup Can-Am Duels on Thursday, which will set the starting order for the remainder of the field.
Unchartered teams will have even more pressure during qualifying on Sunday, with spots in the Daytona 500 field on the line. The top two unchartered finishers in the Can-Am Duels will get a spot in the 40-car field, and the other two open spots will go to the next two unchartered teams that finished best in qualifying.
If you’re looking for an unchartered team to watch, the Wood Brothers’ No. 21 car, driven by Ryan Blaney, is one to keep an eye on. Although long a part of NASCAR history, the Wood Brothers failed to earn one of the initial 36 charters after running only partial seasons in the past three years.
Chase Elliott became the youngest pole winner in race history at 20, topping front-row qualifying Sunday. He has replaced the retired Jeff Gordon in Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 24 Chevrolet. Matt Kenseth qualified second. … Tony Stewart is sidelined after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle. He’s retiring at the end of the season. Brian Vickers is driving Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 14 Chevrolet. … Kyle Busch won the season title last year. He missed the first 11 races of the season after breaking his right leg and left foot in the Xfinity opener at Daytona. … Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the July race at the track.
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Despite declining attendance and ratings, NASCAR was able to generate a 10-year television deal worth $8.2 billion with Fox and NBC, which runs through 2024. And the Daytona 500 is the Super Bowl of the NASCAR season. Last year’s Fox broadcast drew 13.4 million viewers, which was up 44% over 2014’s rain-delayed race.
“One of the things that is very difficult to convey on television, although I think we do a very good job of it, is what it is like to actually be trackside at a race,” Davies says. “Most people who come to a track are a fan for life, but sometimes the kinds of sights and sounds you see and hear aren’t things that are readily available in linear television.”
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NextVR has spent the past year testing virtual Daytona 2017 Live reality livestreams across multiple sports, including the U.S. Open Golf Championship from Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., last summer and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) matches in January.
The Daytona 500 is the start of a new five-year partnership offering fans live virtual reality coverage of the nation’s top sporting events that Fox Sports holds the broadcast rights for. Fox Sports currently has deals for college basketball and football, MLB, NASCAR, NFL, UFC, PBC, and USGA events, plus international soccer and FIFA World Cup.
“Our deal with Fox Sports, one of the biggest broadcasters in the sports world, is a tremendous opportunity to expand the live virtual reality events we can deliver,” Allen says. “When you consider the events they have broadcast rights to, it provides the ability to create experiences for fans they never had before.
Watch Daytona 500 Online
If you have access to a cable subscription, you can watch the race online for free through Fox Sports GO. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream. Frequently asked questions about Fox Sports GO can be found here.Watch Daytona 500 on Mobile
Mobile users can watch the race on the Fox Sports GO app, which is free to download for your Apple device, your Android or Google device, your Amazon device, and your Windows device. As is the case with the desktop live stream, you’ll need a cable log-in and password to access the stream on the app.
The Country 500 festival will feature the biggest stars in country music spread over three days and nights. Country 500 will take place on the infield of the world-famous Daytona International Speedway, a historic first mega-music festival inside the hallowed grounds of one of the most iconic motorsports venues in America.
Frankie Ballard, Montgomery Gentry, Lee Brice and 40 other stars will headline Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.
Headlined by the addition of four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, FOX broadcasts the 58th running of the Daytona 2017 Live Stream — the Great American Race — from the newly-renovated Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. ET, with live coverage beginning at Noon ET with FOX NASCAR Sunday.
Marked by the network’s 16th consecutive season covering the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, FOX NASCAR’s presentation of Daytona Speedweeks features approximately 100 hours of multi-platform programming, including the Sprint Unlimited, Cam-Am Duel at Daytona, and NASCAR XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series season openers.
FOX NASCAR returns in 2016 armed with seven championships’ worth of analysis and insight from Hall of Famer and three-time champ Darrell Waltrip alongside Gordon and veteran play-by-play announcer Mike Joy, who will be covering his 41st Daytona 500.
The FOX NASCAR booth trio is bolstered by a deep and experienced on-air team featuring former crew chief and race analyst Larry McReynolds and pit reporters Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum. Chris Myers hosts FOX NASCAR Sunday and the network’s coverage from the famed Hollywood Hotel alongside Michael Waltrip, Darrell Waltrip and Gordon.
“eb. 19 (7:30 p.m. ET) on FS1, with complete pre-race coverage beginning with NCWTS Setup at 7 p.m. ET. Vince Welch, in his first year as FS1’s Truck Series play-by-play announcer, has the call alongside Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip. Hermie Sadler, Yocum and Kaitlyn Vincie cover pit road. Trotta hosts NCWTS Setup live from the Hollywood Hotel with analysis from two-time series champion Todd Bodine and reporting by Sadler and Vincie.
FS1 also premieres three NASCAR original specials during Speedweeks in a special three-hour programming block on Friday, Feb. 12. Untold Stories airs at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by NASCAR Race Classic: 1993 Daytona 500 (8:30 p.m. ET) and Beyond the Wheel Short Film Series (9 p.m. ET). Fans are also invited to share their DAYTONA 500 experience by uploading videos to social media using #100KCams and #NASCAR for an opportunity to have footage included in the 30-minute special 100,000 Cameria: Daytona 500, which premieres Saturday, Feb. 27 on FS1 immediately following live coverage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. For more information on these specials, please CLICK HERE.
And for hardcore race fans, catch even more Daytona News live on-track action as the ARCA Racing Series season opener airs live on FS1 on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. ET. Alexander calls the race with analysis from Parsons and pit reporting by Ray Dunlap and Jim Tretow.[source]