The 2019 Gander RV Duel races will take place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Thursday.
The first Duel starts at 7 p.m. ET, and the second starts at 9 p.m. ET. Both will be televised on Fox Sports 1, but if you don’t have cable, you can still watch the Duels (and also the Daytona 500, which is on Fox) live on your computer, phone, or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox (live in most markets) and Fox Sports 1 are both included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 75-plus total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans.
You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Duels on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the Duels on-demand up to three days after they air even if you don’t record them.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox (live in most markets) and Fox Sports 1.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Duels on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Fox (live in select markets) and Fox Sports 1 are both included in the “Sling Blue” channel package.
You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Duels on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Fox Sports Go
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of qualifying on your computer via the Fox Sports Go website, or on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the Fox Sports Go app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu, or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the Fox digital platforms.
Duels at Daytona 2019 Preview
William Byron and Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports secured pole position and outside pole position, respectively, at the Daytona 500 in the final round qualifying on Sunday.
Thursday’s Gander RV Duel races will determine the rest of the field.
Hendrick’s Chase Elliott, the 23-year-old who’ll have outside pole position next to Bowman in the second Duel by virtue of his posting the fourth-fastest lap in qualifying, won Duel races in 2017 and 2018.
“We did this last year. We got the big one to go on Sunday. That’s the big thing,” Elliott said after his win a year ago, according to USA Today. “To be honest with you, I was kind of trying a bunch of stuff. This new (aerodynamic) package is a lot different. This package is strange compared to what we had in the past. I think we’re all trying to learn and figure out what the best position is to be in and when you want to be there.”
In the big race in 2017, Elliott led with four laps remaining when his car ran out of fuel.
“Last year was a bummer,” Elliott said in 2018, according to NBC Sports. “Unfortunately, the beginning of many bummers throughout the season. I hope that’s not the trend this year. I hope tonight is more the trend.”
Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney, now 25, won the first Duel a year ago. Joey Logano led for the most laps before a pass from his teammate.
“That’s the same spot I made the move in the Clash (four days earlier) and it didn’t work,” Blaney said, per NBC Sports. “Almost didn’t work tonight. I was coming with such a head of steam, I had to. Brad (Keselowski) laid back so much from whoever was behind him, I kind of laid back to Brad off of four because I didn’t want them to get a huge run. It just propelled me so fast to Joey, I had to turn left or I would have ran him over.
“I didn’t really want to make my move right there because it didn’t work. It really shouldn’t have worked. I was trying to plot where to do the move better. I was thinking about that all week after it didn’t work in the Clash. That was not the spot I wanted to do it. I was coming with such a head of steam, I had to turn left or run (Logano) over.”
After earning the third position in the 2018 Daytona 500, Blaney finished seventh. Elliott was involved in an accident on lap 102, and finished 33rd.