Daytona 500 Start Time
February 20, 2011 by staff
Daytona 500 Start Time, The event happened with NASCAR great time Daytona 500 set to begin today at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time live from Florida. The starting lineup includes all the best riders in the Daytona 500 start time, which relates the new season of stock car racing. The race will take place one day after the tenth anniversary of the tragic accident of Dale Earnhardt, who killed the popular race. His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. had seized pole position for the race but has since lost due to injury suffered in recent days put on the back of the pack in the last row.
The race consists of 200 laps, which equates to 500 miles on newly rebuilt track. Speeds on the new surface have been well beyond 200 miles per hour. Kurt Busch has the pole position for today’s race, despite Earnhardt is listed as the first to start. Jeff Gordon will be n the front row next. With the possibility of lengthening the NFL season, which could put the Daytona 500 in conflict with the Super Bowl, and give teams more than one season, his 38 NASCAR compact weekends racing (36 events points) between the date of February and later on the weekend of Thanksgiving.
Typically, the Daytona 500 was run on the Sunday before the third Monday in February – the weekend before President’s Day. Now it will be the weekend following President’s Day, Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood said.
The NFL, in its ongoing collective bargaining, plans to extend its season and the future Super Bowl dates had the potential to conflict with the 500.
“We will not deny that part of it is also in the treatment of the NFL, NASCAR Vice President of Racing Operations Steve O’Donnell said.” Who knows where they go with a schedule of 18 parties? But we want to move forward from this. Anyway, we think it’s the right thing to do. ”
The move will eliminate the March NASCAR weekend off has generally been between the third and fourth races of the season.
“We have a very short offseason, which gives us a little time to shorten the season, even slightly,” said O’Donnell. “When you look at the calendar in general, historically we have a week off in this fourth week.
“It does not take a genius to know that hurt our momentum throughout the season.”
The Daytona 500 will remain as the opening weekend of the NASCAR season. The rest of Speedweeks schedule, which includes the Budweiser Shootout, Daytona 500 qualifying and two 150-mile qualifying races will be announced at a later date.
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