The 58th running of the Daytona 500 will feature a brand-new name starting out in front.
Sprint Cup Series rookie Chase Elliott, taking over for Jeff Gordon behind the wheel of the iconic No. 24 car, will start the Great American Race on the pole. At just 20 years of age, he’ll be the youngest in NASCAR history to ever do so.
That’s just one of the many storylines at Daytona Beach this week. There’s Dale Earnhardt Jr., the King of restrictor-plate tracks, racing 15 years after his father’s death. There’s Brian Vickers replacing Tony Stewart, who won’t get to race in his final Daytona 500. And there’s an intriguing blend of veterans and youngsters, highlighted by the 20-year-old Elliott and 43-year-old Kenseth starting next to each other on the front row.
As is always the case at Daytona International Speedway, this should be a thrilling 200 laps. Here’s a look at everything you need to know to watch:
Daytona 500 Viewing Info
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV Channel: FOX
Live Stream: FOX Sports Go. Read on for a rundown of how to watch online or on mobile:
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.