Daytona Road Course 101 Live Stream Free Reddit: Watch TV Race Guide
Welcome to Daytona Road Course 101 Live Stream on Sunday, Feb.21, NASCAR’s second Cup Series race of the 2021 season will host NASCAR’s second Cup Series race for several weeks.
TV schedule for Daytona Road Course
Fox will televise the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at 3 p.m. on Sunday. NASCAR RaceDay will begin at 1:30 p.m. on FS1 and switch to Fox at 2:30 p.m.
Road Course Action Returns to Daytona
For the second consecutive year, the storied DAYTONA Road Course will play host to the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. All three series will compete Feb. 19-21, just one week after the 63rd running of the DAYTONA 500.
The tripleheader on the iconic 14-turn, 3.61-mile road course-oval hybrid, creates a historic back-to-back weekend of action at the World Center of Racing to start the 2021 NASCAR season.
- February 20: Super Start Batteries 188 At DAYTONA presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts (NASCAR Xfinity Series)
- February 21: O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 At DAYTONA (NASCAR Cup Series)
When is the Daytona Road Course race?
The O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Daytona International Speedway. At this time, we plan to implement procedures to safely host fans for DAYTONA Road Course Weekend, including limiting venue capacity to allow for socially distanced seating.
A limited number of tickets and camping are available now and kids 12 and under are free on Friday and Saturday in select sections and start at just $10 on Sunday
- The Daytona Road Course was the site of the season-opening Busch Clash on Feb. 9 that race kicked off Speedweeks, leading up to the Feb. 14 Daytona 500.
- The Daytona Road Course race will be the second of 36 points races on the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
When is qualifying for the Daytona Road Course?
There is no practice or qualifying for the Daytona Road Course race due to COVID-19 restrictions. NASCAR will have practice and qualifying at only select events this season.
There will also be no practice or qualifying for the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series at Daytona. But the schedule will also include a whopping six road courses, a trip to Nashville, and the Cup Series’ return to dirt after 50 years away.
- To pull a true comparison, we’ll run down the changes this year against what the 2020 schedule was supposed to look like, back before the recent unpleasantness.
- In doing so, we’ll get a good read on not just the location changes but also the dates themselves.
Why is the Daytona Road Course the second race of the season?
The Daytona Road Course was originally not part of the 2021 NASCAR schedule. It was added as a replacement for California Speedway, which had to opt-out of its race due to COVID restrictions in California.
The Daytona Road Course was moved to the second race of the season, with the race scheduled for Homestead-Miami Speedway moving from the second to the third week of the season.
- A second straight weekend at Daytona was set after a shift in the schedule that will see Homestead-Miami Speedway have the third race of the season for the Cup and Xfinity Series along with Auto Club Speedway not being able to host a weekend because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Camping World Truck Series was slated to compete at Homestead when it was to be the second race of the year, but the race was realigned to Daytona.
When is the Xfinity Series race on the Daytona Road Course?
The Super Start Batteries 188 at Daytona is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 on FS1.
START: The command to start engines will be given at 5:02 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 5:14 p.m.
PRERACE: The garage opens at 10:30 a.m. Drivers report to their vehicles at 4:35 p.m. Driver introductions are at 4:40 p.m. The invocation will be given at 4:54 p.m. The national anthem will be performed at 4:55 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 52 laps (187.72 miles) around the 3.61-mile road course.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 15. Stage 2 ends on Lap 30.
TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 5 p.m. FS1’s coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.
STREAMING: Watch the FS1 broadcast here.
When is the NASCAR Truck Series race on the Daytona Road Course?
- The BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. on FS1.
- “The famed road course at Daytona has a long and storied history with sports cars and motorcycles, and now we can write a new chapter on it with stock cars,” NASCAR Vice President of Racing Development Ben Kennedy said.
- “Fans coming to the track will get to see six consecutive days of exciting NASCAR action, with no two days being the same.”
In contrast to the tightly-packed competition on the speedway’s famed 2.5-mile high-back-tri-oval, the reimagined Busch Clash will utilize approximately three-quarters of the tri-oval along with the challenging infield portion of the road course. That translates into 12 turns instead of the usual four.
Who are the favorites on the Daytona Road Course?
Chase Elliott has won the last four NASCAR Cup Series points races on road courses, including the inaugural race on the Daytona Road Course last August. His other victories have come at Watkins Glen (twice) and at the Charlotte Roval.
- “Having driven on the road course at Daytona in the Rolex 24, I know how difficult the circuit can be,” said NASCAR Hall of Famer and current FOX NASCAR analyst Jeff Gordon.