NASCAR heads back to Daytona for the second time this season for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
Austin Dillon took home the win in the first week of the season and the second of his career in February. He will attempt to win for the second time this year.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the defending champion in the summer, but Daytona has been a fickle beast in recent years as no driver has repeated either as a seasonal winner, or simply in back-to-back races since Jimmie Johnson did so when he won both runs in 2013.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only other mulitple-time winner in the years since then as he won in the spring of 2014 and the summer of 2015. But since Earnhardt won the spring race of 2014, there have been eight different winners in eight races.
Here’s the weekend schedule:
NASCAR at Daytona 2018: TV channel and streaming info
Note: All times are ET.
Thursday, July 5
1:05-1:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series practice, NBCSN
2:05-2:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBCSN
3:05-3:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, NBCSN
4:05-4:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN
Friday, July 6
2:10 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series pole qualifying, NBCSN
4:10 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole qualifying, NBCSN
7:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 (100 laps, 250 miles), NBCSN
Saturday, July 7
7 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 (160 laps, 400 miles), NBC
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings
Driver Points Behind Leader (Playoff Points)
1. Kyle Busch, N/A (30)
2. Kevin Harvick, -62 (27)
3. Joey Logano, -119 (7)
4. Martin Truex Jr., -142 (18)
5. Brad Keselowski, -144 (4)
6. Clint Bowyer, -157 (10)
7. Kurt Busch, -176 (2)
8. Denny Hamlin, -199 (2)
9. Kyle Larson, -212
10. Ryan Blaney, -241 (4)
11. Aric Almirola, -243 (1)
12. Jimmie Johnson, -294
13. Chase Elliott, -301
14. Erik Jones, -328
15. Alex Bowman, -346
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., -369
17. Paul Menard, -374 (1)
18. Daniel Suarez, -420
19. Austin Dillon, -422 (5)
20. Jamie McMurray, -427
21. William Byron, -430
22. Ryan Newman, -438
23. AJ Allmendinger, -463 (1)
24. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., -467
25. Chris Buescher, -475
26. David Ragan, -496
27. Michael McDowell, -496
28. Kasey Kahne, -477
29. Ty Dillon, -529
30. Matt DiBenedetto, -552
Which Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are racing at Daytona?
There are 41 Cup drivers entered in Sunday’s race. This list will be wittled down in qualifying. Here is the list of participating Cup drivers in alphabetical order by first name:
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Ray Black Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
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