When does NASCAR start? Daytona, Speedweeks schedule and coverage info

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Now that the Super Bowl is over — fans turn their attention to the Daytona 500; NASCAR’s season-opening race that will take place on February 23.

But NASCAR starts well before the actual Daytona 500.

Fans can tune in for Speedweeks, starting February 14 to watch practice sessions for The Sprint Unlimited.

You can find the full schedule leading up to the famed race below.

Full Schedule for Speedweeks:

FRIDAY, FEB. 14:

ON TRACK
– 5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited practice, FOX Sports 1
— 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final Sprint Unlimited practice, FOX Sports 1

SATURDAY, FEB. 15:

ON TRACK
– 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1
— 1:30-3:20 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1
— 8 p.m. ET, The Sprint Unlimited (75 laps, 187.5 miles), FOX Sports 1

ON TRACK
– 1:05 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole qualifying, FOX

TUESDAY, FEB. 18:

ON TRACK
– 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East practice
— 11:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m. ET, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour practice
— 12:45-1:45 p.m. ET, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East final practice
— 1:45-2:45 p.m. ET, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour final practice
— 4 p.m. ET, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East qualifying
— 4:45 p.m. ET, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifying
— 7 p.m. ET, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Battle At The Beach, FOX Sports 2 (150 laps, 60 miles)
— 8:45 p.m. ET, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Battle At The Beach, FOX Sports 2 (150 laps, 60 miles)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19:

ON TRACK
– 2:30-3:50 p.m. ET, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice, FOX Sports 1
— 4-5:30 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1
— 6:30-8 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1

THURSDAY, FEB. 20:

ON TRACK
– Noon-1:20 p.m. ET, NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, FOX Sports 1
— 1:30-2:50 p.m. ET, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice, FOX Sports 1
— 3-4:20 p.m. ET, NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice, FOX Sports 1
— 4:40-6 p.m. ET, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, FOX Sports 1
— 7 p.m. ET, Budweiser Duels (60 laps, 150 miles each race), FOX Sports 1

FRIDAY, FEB. 21:

ON TRACK
– 11:30 a.m.-12:55 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1
— 1:05 p.m. ET, NASCAR Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole qualifying, ESPN2
— 2:30-3:55 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1
— 4:05 p.m. ET, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole qualifying, FOX Sports 1
— 7:30 p.m. ET, NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps, 250 miles), FOX Sports 1

SATURDAY, FEB. 22:

ON TRACK
– 10:30 a.m.-noon ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, FOX Sports 1
— 1:15 p.m. ET, DRIVE4COPD 300 (120 laps, 300 miles), ESPN

SUNDAY, FEB. 23:

ON TRACK
– 1 p.m. ET, Daytona 500 (200 laps, 500 miles), FOX 

This season is bound to be an exciting one, with a whole slew of changes, including the point and Chase format to multiple drivers switching rides. Hold on tight.

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