2021 Daytona 500 and Speedweeks schedule

Nick Bromberg
·1-min read

The lead-up to the Daytona 500 looks different this year.

Pole qualifying for the Feb. 14 Daytona 500 isn’t the Sunday before the race. Neither is the Busch Clash, the annual season-opening exhibition event that precedes the Daytona 500.

They’ve both been moved to weeknights. And the Busch Clash is on the Daytona road course for the first time.

Tuesday night’s Clash is a 35-lap event with a caution after lap 15. All playoff drivers, stage winners and former Daytona 500 pole winners are in the event.

Pole qualifying for the Daytona 500 follows the Clash on Wednesday night. That’s just a day before the Duel qualifying races that will finalize the field for the Daytona 500.

Here’s the full schedule for the week.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Busch Clash, 7 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)

2020 race winner: Erik Jones

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Daytona 500 pole qualifying, 7 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)

2020 pole winner: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Thursday, Feb. 10

Daytona 500 Duel qualifying races, 7 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)

Friday, Feb. 12

Truck Series NextEra Energy 250, 7:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)

2020 race winner: Grant Enfinger

Saturday, Feb. 13

ARCA Series Lucas Oil 200, 1:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)

2020 race winner: Michael Self

Xfinity Series Beef It’s What’s For Dinner 300, 5 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1)

2020 race winner: Noah Gragson

Sunday, Feb. 14

Daytona 500, 2:30 p.m. ET (Fox)

2020 race winner: Denny Hamlin

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