Daytona 500 Live stream. Daytona 500 preview: Winning NASCAR’s biggest race requires as much skill as luck. Drivers will soon hit the track at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.,
Former MLB player Chipper Jones will serve as an honorary race official. He will be introduced at the drivers’ meeting, take a lap around Daytona International Speedway in a parade car and participate in question-and-answer sessions with fans.Peyton Manning is set to serve as the honorary pace car driver. The former NFL star will be behind the wheel of the Toyota pace car and lead the 40-car field to the green flag to start the race.
Charlize Theron has been named honorary starter, and will wave the green flag for the season-opening race in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.Country music group Rascal Flatts is set to perform a pre-race concert, while Navy Band Southeast will peform the national anthem.There will also be a famous spectator: Patrick’s boyfriend, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, will reportedly attend.
Conventional wisdom suggests restrictor-plate races are proverbial crapshoots where with good fortune just about anyone can win if circumstances break their way. The list of unlikely winners certainly supports this thinking with a bevy of drivers whose lone NASCAR Cup Series victories occurred at either at Daytona International Superspeedway, site of Sunday’s Daytona 500 (3 p.m. ET, Fox),