The Sprint Cup Series is the top racing series for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). For those unfamiliar with the series, the driver's champion is determined by a point system where points are given according to finishing placement and laps led, with a season divided into two segments. Sixteen drivers end up being selected primarily on the basis of wins during the first 26 races, and then are seeded based on their total number of wins and complete in the last 10 races with the difference in points greatly minimized, aka the Chase for the Championship. This is what is known about the NASCAR Schedule for 2016 Sprint Cup Series, Results of Can-Am Duels, TV Start Times, and How to Watch Online or Livestream the Daytona 500.
If you are familiar with NASCAR, then you already know about the qualifying process, and you also know about the Can-Am Duels, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series preliminary event consisting of two 150 mile races, which are used as the qualifying race for the Daytona 500. These were held last Thursday, and it helps to determine the starting lineup for the big race on Sunday.
The first of Thursday night's Can-Am Duel was won by Dale Earnhardt Jr. who was able to nab the third starting spot for the Daytona 500. In the second Duel, reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion Kyle Busch won after a very tense last-lap wreck that took out the cars of Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, AJ Allmenginger, and Danica Patrick. NASCAR has posted the Can-Am Duel at Daytona 1 results here, and the Can-Am Duel at Daytona 2 here. The standings for each driver for the Daytona 500 2016 can be found here, with Chase Elliot in Position 1, Matt Kenseth in Position 2, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in position 3.
For those that want to watch the action on television, that is completely possible, as NASCAR has posted a Full TV Schedule on their website with the times and TV Stations. All times listed below are ET.
Friday, February 19
12:00 PM (noon): NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
2:00 PM Sprint Cup Series practice, FS1
Saturday , February 20
12:00 PM (noon): Sprint Cup Series Final Practice, FS1
Sunday, February 21
12:00 PM (noon): NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FOX Pre-Race Show, FOX
1 PM: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500, FOX
For those that want to livestream or watch the big event online, that is quite possible. According to Penn Live, The Daytona 500 will also be streaming live on the FOX SPORTS Go app and on desktops at FOXSportsGo.com.