NASCAR at Daytona 2014: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, Fantasy Picks, TV and Weather Info


NASCAR is at Daytona International Speedway this weekend for both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series. The Nationwide Series will run the Subway Firecracker 250 on Friday evening, and the Sprint Cup Series will run the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday evening. The Truck Series is off this weekend.


It was just a few short months ago at NASCAR’s season opening race, that Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the checkered flag to win his second ever Daytona 500 at this very track. Can he win back to back races at Daytona International Speedway?

Below you will find the weekend schedule for Daytona, start times, practice and qualifying times for Daytona. Find out will it rain at Daytona? TV info, and NASCAR fantasy picks all in one place.

Weekend Schedule for Daytona

Thursday, July 3

–12:00-2:00 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice
— 4:00 p.m-5:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice TV: FOX Sports 1 
— 6:35 p.m-8:00 p.m..: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice TV: FOX Sports 1 

Friday, July 4

— 3:10 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1
— 5:10 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1 
— 7:30 p.m.: Subway Firecracker 250 (100 laps, 250 miles) Green Flag: 7:46 pm Winner: Kasey Kahne, full results 

Saturday, July 5

— 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 (160 laps, 400 miles) Green Flag: 7:46 pm TV: TNT STARTING LINEUP

Fantasy Picks

1. Jeff Gordon has won six times at Daytona. His last win came in 2005, but we are not counting out the Sprint Cup Series point leader with the effort the team is showing this season.

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won three times at Daytona, his last coming at this years Daytona 500. He also has 11 top fives at the track.

3. Jimmie Johnson is also a three time winner at Daytona. You can never count out Jimmie.

Who are you picking?


Thursday: Hot, highs in the mid 90’s. 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms.
Friday: High of 90. Lows in the 70’s. 60% chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday: High 88, lows in the 70’s. 40% chance of rain.

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