Published February 16, 2013
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FRIDAY, FEB. 15
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
[SATURDAY 8:47 am ET]
RACE TIME HAS ARRIVED — It’s here, people, the day we’ve all been waiting for: The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race of 2013. And it will be a very busy day, indeed, with two rounds of Sprint Cup practice, the ARCA race and, last but certainly not least, the Sprint Unlimited.
Following is today’s FOX Sports and SPEED TV schedule of live coverage from Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice (SPEED, 11 AM – 1 PM ET)
NASCAR Live! (SPEED, 1-2 PM)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice (SPEED, 2-4 PM)
NASCAR Live! (SPEED, 4-4:30 PM LIVE)
ARCA Racing Series - Lucas Oil 200 (SPEED, 4:30-6:30 PM)
NASCAR RaceDay – Sprint Unlimited (SPEED, 6:30–8 PM)
Sprint Unlimited (FOX & FOX Deportes, 8-10 PM)
And here are the 19 drivers in tonight’s 75-lap, non-points race. They are all drivers who either won a pole last year or are past event winners.
Kasey Kahne, No. 5, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Marcos Ambrose, No. 9, Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
Denny Hamlin, No. 11, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Tony Stewart, No. 14, Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
Greg Biffle, No. 16, Roush Fenway Racing Ford
Kyle Busch, No. 18, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Matt Kenseth, No. 20, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Joey Logano, No. 22, Penske Racing Ford
Jeff Gordon, No. 24, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick, No. 29, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Terry Labonte, No. 32, FAS Lane Racing Ford
Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates, Chevrolet
Aric Almirola, No. 43, Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
Jimmie Johnson, No. 48, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Mark Martin, No. 55, Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
Martin Truex Jr., No. 56, Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
Kurt Busch, No. 78, Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Carl Edwards, No. 99, Roush Fenway Racing Ford
A quick note: The Cup practice is in preparation for the Daytona 500 pole day, which takes place tomorrow. Don’t expect to see much drafting, as drivers will be looking for straight-line speed.
FIRST LOOK: CHEVY SS — As SPEED.com reported yesterday, the production version of the 2014 Chevrolet SS will be unveiled for the first time today at 1:05 p.m. ET in the Daytona Fan Zone.
Our man Bob Golfen has all the details of this new high-performance sedan.
Tom Jensen is the Editor in Chief of SPEED.com, Senior NASCAR Editor at RACER and a contributing Editor for TruckSeries.com. You can follow him online at twitter.com/tomjensen100.