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Start your engines for the Super Bowl of stock car racing.
President’s Day weekend is a big deal for stock car racing fans. The Daytona 500—often called the. “Super Bowl of stock car racing”—will feature NASCAR’S speediest competing in the 500-mile Florida race.
This year, Daniel Hemric will suit up in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s famed No. 8, paying tribute to the semi-retired stock-car champion. For the third year in a row, No. 2 Brad Keselowski is favored to win the Daytona 500, though he has yet to seal a victory at the biggest race of the season. Popular racers like Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, and Aric Almirola trail right behind Keselowski. It’s anyone’s guess who will drive away with the Harley J. Earl Trophy this weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2019 Daytona 500 online for free.
The 2019 Daytona 500 lineup
Each driver is listed in order of their starting position, with team name and car number included.
- William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, 24
- Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, 88
- Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, 4
- Joey Logano, Team Penske, 22
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing, 17
- Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, 14
- Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, 21
- Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, 10
- Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, 95
- Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, 11
- Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, 19
- Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, 1
- Bubba Wallace, Richard Petty Motorsports, 43
- Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, 12
- Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing, 37
- Jamie McMurray, Spire Motorsports, 40
- Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports, 48
- Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, 9
- Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, 6
- Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, 3
- Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, 47
- Ty Dillon, Germain Racing, 13
- Daniel Suarez, Stewart-Haas Racing, 41
- David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, 38
- Parker Kligerman, Gaunt Brothers Racing, 96
- Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, 42
- Landon Cassill, Starcom Racing, 00
- Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, 20
- Daniel Hemric, Richard Childress Racing, 8
- Brendan Gaughan Beard Motorsports, 162
- Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, 18
- Corey LaJoie, GO FAS Racing, 32
- Matt Tifft, Front Row Motorsports, 36
- Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, 34
- Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, 2
- Ross Chastain, Premium Motorsports, 15
- Cody Ware, Rick, Ware Racing, 52
- BJ McLeod, Petty Ware Racing, 51
- Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, 31
- Casey Mears, Germain Racing, 127
What channel is the Daytona 500 on?
The Daytona 500 will be broadcast on Fox.
What time does the Daytona 500 start?
The Daytona 500 starts Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:30pm EST. Race coverage starts at 1pm.
How to watch Daytona 500 online for free
Fox is available on all six of the major live TV streaming services. When deciding which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you decide to try, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, so you can watch the Daytona 500 for free. For a more complete rundown of streaming services, check out our guide to Sling TV competitors.
- Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV not only gives you access to on-demand content, but you’ll also be able to stream live TV, including local networks. You’ll also get on-demand content, including countless movies, classic programs, and of course, original series available exclusively on Hulu. Plus, you’ll get access to almost 60 channels, including Bravo, ESPN, USA, and plenty more. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
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2) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV offers two cable packages based on your particular needs: Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you need to choose between the two, we recommend Sling Blue, which comes with Fox, plus a sports suite that includes FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and NFL Network. That’s in addition to great entertainment options like FX, AMC, and Lifetime. To get ESPN channels, Freeform, and Disney, you’ll want to upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue, which costs $40 per month. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
- Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
If you’re a sports fanatic, FuboTV is a streaming service built just for you. It comes with Fox, so you’ll be able to watch Daytona 500 2019. There are tailor-made packages for fans of basketball, international soccer, golf, and even rock climbing. For the rest of the family, there’s a suite of great channels, including Food Network, IFC, Bravo, Cartoon Network, and more. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
While you don’t need a PlayStation console to use Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming service, it certainly wouldn’t hurt. It looks fantastic on a PS4 and lets you jump from gaming to streaming on one device. One subscription lets you stream on up to five dev
ices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV offers more than 60 popular cable networks, including local channels. Among them are sports channels including ESPN and FS1, entertainment destinations like FXX and TBS, and even a handful of Spanish language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. One YouTube TV subscription lets you add up to six accounts, each with unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
6) DirecTV Now
- Cost: $40-$75 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- DirecTV Now devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check local availability)
DirecTV Now is DirecTV’s answer to online streaming. If you simply must have the most channels, DirecTV Now offers upwards of 125 of them in its most expensive package. Of course, its basic $40-a-month Live a Little plan will get you access to Fox, where you can stream the 2019 Daytona 500. (You can find the full list of DirecTV Now channels here.)
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Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.