Speedweeks & Daytona 500 2016: Dates, Events, Time & TV Channel

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The Daytona 500 is set for February 21, but there are plenty of events before the big race. (Getty)

It’s time to get in the car and drive. Fast. As fast as possible.

The Daytona 500 is set for Sunday, February 21, but there’s still plenty of action ahead of the famous race. In fact, there’s a full week of action. It’s a lot to take in, but we’ve got the complete breakdown here of everything during Speedweeks, including how to check out each and every event on TV.

You guys are going to probably want to get used to tuning into FS1. If you’re not going to be near a TV, that’s ok. You can catch the livestream of all the events right here.

Everyone ready? Start your engines:


Saturday, February 13

  • Sprint Cup practice, 1:30 – 3:25 p.m. ET on FS1
  • Sprint Unlimited (75 laps), 8:15 p.m. on Fox

Sunday, February 14

  • Daytona 500 qualifying, 1:15 p.m. on Fox

Tuesday, February 16

  • NASCAR/Daytona 500 Media Day

Wednesday, February 17

  • Sprint Cup practice, 5 – 5:45 p.m. ET on FS1
  • Sprint Cup practice, 6:10 – 6:55 p.m. ET on FS1

Thursday, February 18

  • Sprint Cup practice, 12 – 12:55 p.m. ET on FS1
  • Camping World Truck Series practice, 1:30 – 2:55 p.m. on FS1
  • Camping World Truck Series practice, 4 – 4:55 p.m. ET on FS1
  • First Can-Am Duel qualifying race, 7 p.m. on FS1
  • Second Can-Am Duel qualifying race, 9 p.m. on FS1

Friday, February 19

  • Xfinity Series practice, 10:30 – 11:55 a.m. ET on FS1
  • Sprint Cup practice 12 – 12:55 p.m. ET on FS1
  • Xfinity Series practice, 1 – 1:55 p.m. ET on FS1
  • Sprint Cup practice, 2 – 2:55 p.m. ET on FS1
  • Xfinity Sereis practice, 3 – 3:45 p.m. ET on FS1
  • Camping World Truck Series qualifying, 4:30 p.m. ET on FS1
  • Camping World Truck Series race, 7:30 pm. ET on FS1

Saturday, February 20

  • Xfinity Series qualifying, 10 a.m. ET on FS1
  • Final Sprint Cup practice, 12:15 – 1:55 p.m. ET on FS1
  • Xfinity Series race, 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1

Sunday, February 21

  • Driver introductions, 12:15 p.m. ET
  • Daytona 500, 1 p.m. ET on Fox

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