The "Road to the Daytona 500" sent Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Carl Edwards to space and Matt Kenseth to class.

On Thursday, Edwards made a stop by the Kennedy Space Center in Central Florida to help promote the 2016 Daytona 500 (Sunday, Feb. 21 on FOX). Meanwhile, Kenseth was at the University of South Florida with USF alumnus (and DIS president) Joie Chitwood.

#Astronaut Jerry Ross introduces #Atlantis to #NASCAR driver Carl Edwards. #TheNeedForSpeed pic.twitter.com/HzSLdbmKvj

— KSC Visitor Complex (@ExploreSpaceKSC) February 11, 2016

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#CarlEdwards kicks-off his #ROADTODAYTONA500 at @NASAKennedy touring the Atlantis! pic.twitter.com/MS6FqrH7Dw

— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) February 11, 2016

#CarlEdwards, being hosted by @NASA astronaut Jerry Ross, talks #Speedweeks and his visit to @NASAKennedy. pic.twitter.com/xhcnGo4ETP

— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) February 11, 2016

#CarlEdwards trades in his @ToyotaRacing Camry for the MRAP (mine resistant ambush protected) at @NASAKennedy! pic.twitter.com/wq6BLr6u0g

— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) February 11, 2016

Another driver starts his #ROADTODAYTONA500 today as well! 2x #DAYTONA500 champ @mattkenseth is at @USouthFlorida! pic.twitter.com/Fqjfca0GsG

— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) February 11, 2016

Joie Chitwood, an alumnus of @USouthFlorida, and @mattkenseth add to their wardrobe with a jersey from the Bulls. pic.twitter.com/7ephSzc6NB

— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) February 11, 2016

2-time Daytona 500 champ Matt Kenseth & @DISupdates President Joie Chitwood @ #USF to talk to engineering students pic.twitter.com/IBaWbo3JwQ

— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) February 11, 2016

The @USFSAE Racing Team gets a few pointers from 2x #DAYTONA500 champion @mattkenseth. pic.twitter.com/zldqgwmzDF

— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) February 11, 2016

Of course @mattkenseth had to get behind the wheel of @USFSAE's car! pic.twitter.com/mhkWw872Z9

— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) February 11, 2016

And remember ... Daytona Speedweeks starts Friday on FS1. Here's your complete television schedule.