NASCAR: Daytona Speedweeks schedule released (VIDEO)


NASCAR has released start times and a schedule for Daytona Speedweeks. Some of the key times are below, all ET and local:

Friday, February 13

  • 3:30 p.m.:Random Drawing for Sprint Unlimited Starting Positions by the Crew Chiefs (Sprint FanZone); Drawing for Sprint Unlimited Pit Selection (Sprint FanZone)
  • 5:00-5:55 p.m.: Sprint Unlimited Practice
  • 6:30-7:25 p.m.: Sprint Unlimited Final Practice

Saturday, February 14

  • 10:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m., 1:30-3:25 p.m., Daytona 500 Practice
  • 8:15 p.m.: Sprint Unlimited (75 laps, 187.5 miles)

Sunday, February 15

  • 1:35 p.m.: Daytona 500 Qualifying

Wednesday, February 18

  • 2:00-2:45 p.m, 3:15-3:55 p.m.: Daytona 500 practice

Thursday, February 19

  • 12:00-1:25 p.m.: Final pre-Duel 150 practice
  • 7:00 p.m.: Duel 150 Mile Qualifying Races (60 laps, 150 miles each)

Friday, February 20

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:25 p.m., 2:00-3:25 p.m., Daytona 500 practice
  • 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race

Saturday, February 21

  • 10:30-11:55 a.m.: Daytona 500 final practice
  • 3:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series race

Sunday, February 22

  • 12:15 p.m.: Daytona 500 Driver Introductions
  • 1:00 p.m.: 2015 Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

Full PDF Schedule linked here

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Leave a comment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.