NASCAR at Daytona: Weekend Schedule for ARCA, MENCS Clash

The week leading up to the Daytona 500 has been one filled with excitement. This year is no different as the ARCA Racing Series kicks off it’s season and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series runs the annual non point paying Clash.

On Friday more ARCA practice takes place during the day with qualifying in the afternoon. Saturday sees MENCS practice prior to the ARCA race at 4:45 pm followed by the drawing for Clash starting spots on Sunday. The Clash race takes place on Sunday at 3 pm.

NASCAR and ARCA at Daytona Weekend Schedule

Friday, February 8
7:00 AM 4:00 PM ARCA CREDENTIALS OPEN
7:00 AM 5:30 PM ARCA GARAGE OPEN
8:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
9:30 AM 10:30 AM ARCA FINAL PRACTICE
10:00 AM 5:00 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
10:00 AM 12:00 PM MENCS UNLOAD HAULERS
12:00 PM 7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
2:30 PM 3:00 PM PACE VEHICLE CALIBRATION
3:30 PM ARCA QUALIFYING (GROUP QUALIFYING)
Saturday, February 9
8:00 AM 4:00 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
8:00 AM 7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM 10:00 AM TRACK LAPS (DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY)
9:00 AM 3:00 PM ARCA CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
9:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING & SPOTTERS MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
10:00 AM ARCA GARAGE OPENS
10:00 AM 4:30 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
10:35 AM 11:55 AM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE (CLASH)
12:00 PM 12:30 PM TV TELEVISION EXHIBITION RUNS
12:30 PM 2:00 PM ARCA OPEN GARAGE AREA TO FANS
1:05 PM 1:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
1:45 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (PIT ROAD)
2:00 PM 2:30 PM TV TELEVISION EXHIBITION RUNS
2:45 PM ARCA DRIVER/SPOTTER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
3:05 PM 3:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE
4:15 PM ARCA DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:45 PM ARCA RACE (80 LAPS, 200 MILES)
6:30 PM MENCS RANDOM DRAWING FOR STARTING POSITION (FAN ZONE) & DRAWING FOR PIT
SELECTION (FAN ZONE)
Sunday, February 10
7:00 AM 3:00 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
7:00 AM 7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM 11:30 AM MENCS OPEN GARAGE AREA TO FANS
9:45 AM 11:15 AM Pace Vehicle Rides (Daytona International Speedway)
9:45 AM 11:15 AM NASCAR PACE VEHICLE RIDES
10:00 AM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
10:45 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
11:15 AM 11:30 AM NASCAR MEDIA RIDES
11:40 AM 5:00 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
12:10 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
2:30 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM MENCS RACE (75 LAPS, 187.5 MILES)

Previous Winners

ARCA: Michael Self
MENCS Clash: Brad Keselowski (2018)