Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams hit the road to Daytona

Our long national nightmare is almost over: The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is hitting the road and ready to rumble.

Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, 17 drivers will get the season going in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway.

It's on people -- the teams are indeed on the road to Daytona and racing is right around the corner.

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We can't wait.

The @SKFgroup @FordPerformance Fusion is going in the box. Next stop? @DISupdates

— Team Penske (@Team_Penske) February 15, 2017

Before being loaded into the haulers later today, the @LowesRacing team is checking their final setup on the Daytona 🚗🚗.

— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) February 15, 2017

There has been a lot of change over 4 years.. But the mindset is the same.. Really proud of everyone @StewartHaasRcng 🏁🏆

— Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) February 14, 2017

We're in love with that @5hourenergy No. 77 @ToyotaRacing #Camry! 😍 @erik_jones rolls it out for @DISupdates! #WeAreFurnitureRow #NASCAR

— Furniture Row Racing (@FRRacingTeam) February 15, 2017

Boys have a slick @FastenalRacing hotrod ready to load for Daytona. Trucks leave today and we are ready to tackle this season #17in17

— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) February 15, 2017

Go Time!👊🏻

— Luke Lambert (@LukeLambertCC) February 15, 2017

.@CoreyLaJoie's No. 83 @DustlessBlaster Toyota is loaded up! #NASCAR #Daytona500

— BK Racing (@BKRacing_2383) February 15, 2017

The firesuits were hung by the haulers with care... hopes that the #Daytona500 soon would be there. 😄

— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) February 14, 2017

Bask in the yellow glow, folks...this beauty's about to head down to #Daytona #NASCAR

— RCR (@RCRracing) February 15, 2017

@toddparott and entire @LFR95 team have the @KLOVERadio Chevy SS race cars ready for the #DAYTONA500. Total team effort. #Hardwork #NASCAR

— Jeremy Lange (@JLange13) February 15, 2017

When trucker Timmy locks the back door of the trailer, there is always a lot of emotion tied into that simple act. #Daytona500 #BringingIt

— Germain Racing (@GermainRacing) February 15, 2017

Hopefully this a view the rest of #TheClash field sees on Saturday night @DISupdates.😉👍#YearofKenseth

— Jess Rohlik (@JessicaLRohlik) February 15, 2017

Almost time to get this show on the road. @landoncassill's @LovesTravelStop Ford just rolled onto the hauler. #Daytona500

— FrontRow Motorsports (@Team_FRM) February 15, 2017

Wake up! There are only 250 hours to the #Daytona500! Our Peterbilts from @rushtruckcenter are on their way. Get excited, people!

— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) February 16, 2017

You know what this means...

Daytona, here we come. 👍🏼

— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) February 16, 2017

How does @FRRacingTeam prep for the #DAYTONA500?


— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 15, 2017