The front line for the Daytona 500 will be resolved in qualifying Sunday at Daytona Global Speedway, with the best two qualifiers guaranteed of their spots in the Feb. 18 race.
The heft of the beginning lineup at that point will be set by the completing request of the Duels qualifiers on Thursday night.
Post Day qualifying will comprise of drivers making single-lap circles the 2.5-mile track. The quickest will win the post position and lead the field to the green banner in the season-opening race for the Creature Vitality Container Arrangement.
Fox will broadcast Daytona 500 qualifying starting at twelve ET. Mike Delight will deal with play-by-play obligations and be joined by investigators Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip in the communicate stall.
Pursue Elliott caught the Daytona 500 post the previous two seasons and is a solid contender to make it three of every a line on Sunday.
His Hendrick Motorsports colleague William Byron posted the quickest speed inconclusive practice Saturday, recording a lap at 201.681 mph.
In any case, that lap came while running in the draft where he had autos behind him pushing his No. 24 Chevrolet.
How drivers qualify Sunday will set the lineup for the twin qualifying races on Thursday (7 p.m. ET, FS1). The 60th Daytona 500 will air next Sunday on Fox with the system starting its scope at 2 p.m. ET.
Kurt Busch is the safeguarding race victor and is looking to end up noticeably simply the fourth driver to win the Daytona 500 in back to back years. He would join Richard Unimportant (1973-74), Cale Yarborough (1983-84), and Sterling Marlin (1994-95).
Daytona 500 qualifying:
- Date: Feb. 11, 2018
- Time: Noon ET
- Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.