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2019 Daytona 500: Start time, TV and radio schedule, tickets

Discussion in 'Alligator Alley (other sports)' started by GatorGrowl, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. GatorGrowl

    GatorGrowl Forum Admin Moderator VIP Member GC Staff

    Jan 19, 2012
    Paris, TN

    The 2019 Daytona 500 start time is 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 17, kicking off the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. FOX will broadcast the Daytona 500 with radio coverage from MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

    NASCAR.com will feature live coverage of the 2019 Daytona 500, including leaderboards, live video, breaking news stories, fantasy updates, in-car cameras, 360 video and more.

    Watching in person? Get tickets here, including camping packages and VIP experiences. Speedweeks Monster Energy Series events kick off Sunday, Feb. 10, with the Advance Auto Parts Clash at 3 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.)

    Next up are the Duels at Daytona, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 14 … all leading up to the Daytona 500 main event, which features plenty of intriguing story lines.

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  2. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    Hall of Famer Gordon brought NASCAR national

    By Jenna Fryer Associated Press
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeff Gordon graduated from racing sprint cars on “Thursday Night Thunder” to the big leagues of NASCAR, arriving with a silly mustache, a mullet and a briefcase that held little more than his Nintendo Game Boy.

    The 20-year-old from California, who briefly relocated to Indiana for its lowered age requirements to race, was very much an outsider in a series with deep Southern roots. The fragile state of open-wheel racing had thrown a roadblock into Gordon’s career path and he’d detoured to stock cars as the best option.

    The “Wonder Boy” almost immediately took NASCAR mainstream. Gordon is largely credited for pushing the sport beyond a regional series to one with an international presence.

    Gordon won four championships, his 93 victories rank third all time and his savvy brand management made him one of the most recognized drivers in the world. He changed the way NASCAR was marketed, brought in Fortune 500 companies as sponsors and became the first driver to appeal to a broader sports audience as a pop-culture reference and an entertainer.
    Gordon was the face of NASCAR from his 1993 rookie season until his 2015 retirement.
  3. gatorbite00

    gatorbite00 Sophomore

    Feb 2, 2019
    Port Orange
    Cannot wait. Go #9
  4. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    Mike Bianchi commentary Orlando Sentinel

    Heartfelt win for jgr

    Hamlin’s victory sweet but lacks punch

    DAYTONA BEACH — This was the 40th anniversary of the rowdy, raucous race that made NASCAR — the 1979 Daytona 500 that put stock-car racing on the map, featured a spectacular last-lap crash, a bloody brawl in the infield between Cale Yarborough and the Allison brothers and the sport’s most iconic driver, Richard Petty, winning the Great American Race.

    At the time, the East Coast of the United States was in the midst of getting hammered by a monster blizzard and millions were essentially locked in their houses and watched the race — the first time in history the Daytona 500 was broadcast live in its entirety.

    Now let’s fast-forward 40 years later to Sunday’s 61st running of the Daytona 500, where NASCAR once again was trying to reinvent itself and recapture the imagination of American sports fans. There was also a spectacular wreck (three of them, in fact) near the end of this race, but there were no fisticuffs, no blood, barely even any harsh words.

    Denny Hamlin held off his two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates — Kyle Busch and Erik Jones — to win his second Daytona 500, but the end of the race was ruined for half the field 16 laps earlier. That’s when Paul Menard took out 20 other cars when he spun out Matt DiBenedetto with nine laps to go. There were shooting flames, gnarled sheet metal and totaled cars everywhere on the track.

    “I will take the blame for that one, I guess,” a nonchalant Menard said of the massive crash he caused.