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Start your engines! The 65th annual Daytona 500 returns to Daytona Beach, Fla. on Sunday (Feb. 19).
Country star Dierks Bentley is slated to perform during the pre-race show. “I’m ready to get back to Daytona with all the biggest NASCAR fans,” Bentley said in a press release. “The energy there is unmatched, and I know we will have a blast getting them ready for the race.”
Bentley’s performance is slated for 1:15 p.m. ET. The 14-time Grammy nominee has previously performed at the Daytona 500 in 2011, Speedweeks in 2009 and the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race in 2021.
Read on to find out what time the Daytona 500 starts and how to watch the race for free.
How to Watch Daytona 500 Without Cable
The Daytona 500 will air at 2:30 p.m. ET on Fox and stream on the Fox Sports app. Viewers who already have local channels through cable, satellite or internet have the option of watching the race as soon as it starts or tuning in earlier for the pre-game festivities.
If you’re not already subscribed to a streamer, you’ll need to join a streaming platform. Luckily, there’s lot to choose from.
Stream the Daytona 500 live on platforms like Fubo TV, Direct TV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling, and ExpressVPN for sports fans streaming internationally. Looking for a free trial? DirecTV and most other streamers will give you a free trial for the first five days or more.
The 2023 Nascar Cup Series Schedule kicked off earlier this month with the Busch Light Clash on Feb. 5. Next on the schedule is the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 taking place on Thursday (Feb. 16) at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 (listen on Sirius XM) followed by Duel 2 at 9 p.m. ET.
See the full NASCAR race schedule here.