Daytona 500 starting line up, green flag start time, pole, streaming info

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The 55th running of the Daytona 500 takes place on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. A field of 43 cars will look to claim the victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener.

The race is 200 laps, 500 miles around Daytona’s 2.5 mile track. Danica Patrick made history when she qualified for the pole, becoming the first woman to ever win a pole in NASCAR’s top series.

The race will be broadcast live on FOX , they will start airing their coverage at 1:00 p.m EST.  At 1:18 p.m. EST the command to fire engines will be issued by actor James Franco. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis serves as the honorary starter. The  green flag start time is scheduled for 1:30 p.m EST.

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NASCAR’s new track drying system – Air Titan – could make its debut today due to scattered showers in the area. The temperature should hover in the low 70s today.

LAST YEAR: Few will forget the Daytona 500 being run on Monday and a jet dryer explosion before Matt Kenseth crossed the line for his second win in the Daytona 500.

Starting Lineup for the 55th running of the Daytona 500

  1. Danica Patrick
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Greg Biffle
  6. Kasey Kahne
  7. Juan Pablo Montoya
  8. Austin Dillon
  9. Jimmie Johnson
  10. Clint Bowyer
  11. Kurt Busch
  12. Matt Kenseth
  13. Tony Stewart
  14. Mark Martin
  15. Brad Keselowski
  16. Paul Menard
  17. Casey Mears
  18. Jeff Burton
  19. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  20. Jamie McMurray
  21. Joey Logano
  22. David Ragan
  23. Bobby Labonte
  24. Marcos Ambrose
  25. David Gilliland
  26. Aric Almirola
  27. Joe Nemechek
  28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  29. Michael Waltrip
  30. Dave Blaney
  31. Scott Speed
  32. Josh Wise
  33. Trevor Bayne
  34. Ryan Newman
  35. Denny Hamlin
  36. Carl Edwards
  37. Martin Truex Jr.
  38. Michael McDowell
  39. Terry Labonte
  40. Regan Smith
  41. JJ Yeley
  42. David Reutimann
  43. Travis Kvapil