NASCAR is again.

The 2019 season formally kicks off Sunday with the beginning of Speedweeks at Daytona Worldwide Speedway — a bunch of occasions that culminate with the 61st annual Daytona 500.

Festivities start with Daytona 500 pole qualifying and the Advance Auto Elements Conflict exhibition race on Sunday. Thursday brings a pair of 60-lap Duels that can decide the lineup for the Daytona 500.

The NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Sequence holds its season opener Friday (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1), and the NASCAR Xfinity Sequence follows on Saturday (2:30 p.m. ET, FS1) earlier than the Monster Power Cup Sequence takes heart stage on Feb. 17 with the Daytona 500.

Right here is all the things you have to know for Pole Qualifying, The Conflict and the Duels:

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DAYTONA 500 POLE QUALIFYING: A two-round, single-vehicle format on the two.5-mile superspeedway.

The motive force with the highest time on the finish of the second spherical will earn the pole place. The motive force with the second-best time will begin alongside on the entrance row. The remaining Daytona 500 lineup will likely be set by the Gander RV Duels.

  • START TIME: Sunday, midday ET
  • TV: Fox
  • RADIO:Motor Racing Network
  • STREAMING:Fox Sports Go
  • WEATHER: Gentle rain or showers. Excessive of 70 levels.
  • 2018 Entrance row: Alex Bowman (pole winner) and Denny Hamlin

DAYTONA QUALIFYING: 2018 recap and all-time pole winners by year

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ADVANCE AUTO PARTS CLASH: The 75-lap exhibition race (187.5 miles) will likely be damaged up into two levels with a contest warning at lap 25 separating the segments. 

The sphere is proscribed to drivers who received poles in 2018 Cup races, former Conflict winners who competed full-time in 2018, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2018, former Daytona 500 champions who competed full-time in 2018 and drivers who certified for the 2018 Monster Power NASCAR Cup Sequence Playoffs.

  • START TIME: Sunday, three p.m. ET
  • GREEN FLAG: three:24 p.m ET.
  • TV: Fox Sports activities 1
  • RADIO:Motor Racing Network
  • STREAMING:Fox Sports Go
  • Climate: Showers really fizzling out into cloudy skies.
  • 2018 WINNER: Brad Keselowski
  • FIELD: Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Daniel Suarez, Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski.

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GANDER RV DUELS: The dual 150-mile races will decide the total beginning lineup for the 61st Daytona 500. Sunday’s pole winner will begin first in Duel No. 1 whereas the second-place qualifier will head up Duel No 2, however their end is basically irrelevant. They are going to be locked into the Daytona 500 entrance row, barring penalties.

The winners of every of the 2 60-lap Duels will safe the second row to start out the Daytona 500. The remaining beginning positions will likely be decided by ending order in every of the Duels.

  • START TIME: Thursday, 7 p.m. ET
  • TV: Fox Sports activities 1
  • RADIO: Motor Racing Network
  • STREAMING:Fox Sports Go
  • Climate: Partly cloudy. Temperatures within the excessive 60s-low 70s.
  • 2018 WINNERS: Duel 1 — Ryan Blaney; Duel 2 — Chase Elliott

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