Daytona 500 Live stream. Denny Hamlin (left) and Martin Truex Jr. (right) speed to the checkered flag in the 2016 Daytona 500, the closest finish in the race’s history.
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),
Earnhardt may have retired after the 2017 season, but the other five who’s dominated in recent years are entered in the Daytona 500. And with the exception of Johnson, who’s had a rough Speedweeks that’s seen him heavily damage two cars, Hamlin, Logano, Keselowski and Stenhouse are regarded as likely potential winners Sunday.