The Daytona 500 is one of the most highly anticipated events in the world of motorsports, drawing in millions of fans from around the globe to watch as some of the best drivers in the world compete for glory. The 2023 edition of this legendary race is set to take place on Sunday, February 19th, and fans around the world are already gearing up for what promises to be a truly unforgettable event.
One of the most important aspects of any race is the starting lineup, which sets the stage for the entire event. The starting lineup for the 2023 Daytona 500 has already been announced, and fans are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to see their favorite drivers take to the track.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Daytona 500 starting lineup, as well as the TV Coverage for the race on Sunday, February 19th.
Daytona 500 Starting Lineup
The starting lineup for the 2023 Daytona 500 is filled with some of the best drivers in the world, all of whom will be vying for the chance to take home the coveted title of Daytona 500 champion. Here is a closer look at the starting lineup for the 2023 Daytona 500:
|1||48||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||5||Kyle Larson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|4||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|6||2||Austin Cindric||Team Penske|
|7||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske|
|8||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||17||Chris Buescher||RFK Racing|
|10||6||Brad Keselowski||RFK Racing|
|11||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports|
|12||7||Corey LaJoie||Spire Motorsports|
|13||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|14||38||Todd Gilliland||Front Row Motorsports|
|15||23||Bubba Wallace||23XI Racing|
|16||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|17||36||Zane Smith||Front Row Motorsports|
|18||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|19||21||Harrison Burton||Wood Brothers Racing|
|20||41||Ryan Preece||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|21||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports|
|22||42||Noah Gragson||LEGACY MOTOR CLUB|
|23||1||Ross Chastain||Trackhouse Racing|
|24||99||Daniel Suárez||Trackhouse Racing|
|25||43||Erik Jones||LEGACY MOTOR CLUB|
|26||45||Tyler Reddick||23XI Racing|
|27||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing|
|28||31||Justin Haley||Kaulig Racing|
|29||84||Jimmie Johnson||LEGACY MOTOR CLUB|
|30||14||Chase Briscoe||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|31||16||AJ Allmendinger||Kaulig Racing|
|32||78||BJ McLeod||Live Fast Motorsports|
|33||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|34||50||Conor Daly||The Money Team Racing|
|35||54||Ty Gibbs||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|36||8||Kyle Busch||Richard Childress Racing|
|37||51||Cody Ware||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||15||Riley Herbst||Rick Ware Racing|
|39||77||Ty Dillon||Spire Motorsports|
|40||67||Travis Pastrana||23XI Racing|
Race Start Time and Length
The green flag for the Daytona 500 is scheduled to wave at 1:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 19. The race will consist of 200 laps around the 2.5-mile oval track at Daytona International Speedway, covering a total of 500 miles. The race will be divided into three stages of 65 laps, 65 laps, and 70 laps, respectively. There will be a competition caution on lap 25, which will allow teams to check their tire wear and make any necessary adjustments.
TV Coverage and Live Stream
FOX will provide TV coverage of the Daytona 500. The network’s pre-race coverage will begin at 11 a.m. EST and will include various features and interviews with drivers and team personnel. The race broadcast will begin at 1 p.m. EST, with the green flag expected to wave at 1:30 p.m. EST. The broadcast team will include play-by-play announcer Mike Joy, analyst Jeff Gordon, and analyst Clint Bowyer.
For those who prefer to stream the race online, the FOX Sports app is available for streaming on various devices. A cable or streaming subscription is required to access the stream. The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will provide live audio coverage of the race, which can be accessed on their website, MRN.com, or through the SiriusXM app with a subscription.
The Daytona 500 is one of the most exciting and prestigious races in all of motorsports, and the starting lineup for the 2023 edition promises to deliver plenty of excitement and drama. With several top drivers starting near the front of the pack, including Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, and Aric Almirola, fans can expect an intense battle for the lead right from the start. Whether you plan on watching the race on TV or streaming it online, make sure to tune in on February 19 to witness all the action and excitement of the 2023 Daytona 500.