Raceday has finally arrived, and NASCAR'S 2018 Monster Energy Cup season gets underway this afternoon in Florida with the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

2018 | 60th Running of the Daytona 500
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, FL
Start time 1:30 PM Central Time
Television: FOX

Front row starters for the 'Great American Race' are Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin. Bowman has 81 cup starts and takes over the #88 car for retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- and is looking for his first Daytona win. Denny Hamlin has a Daytona 500 victory in 2016.

National Anthem Performer: U.S. Navy Band Southeast

Pre-Race Flyover: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Honorary Race Official: Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Chipper Jones

Honorary Pace Car DriverPeyton Manning

Honorary Race Starter: Charlize Theron

Pre-Show Concert Performance: Rascal Flatts

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Race length: 500 miles/200 laps

Racetime Forecast: Sunny, 75º

Live Stream: fuboTV

Last Year's Winner: Kurt Busch

Starting lineup for the 2018 Daytona 500

  1. Alex Bowman
  2. Denny Hamlin
  3. Ryan Blaney
  4. Chase Elliott
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Darrell Wallace Jr.
  8. Erik Jones
  9. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  10. Clint Bowyer
  11. Kurt Busch
  12. Kyle Busch
  13. Ryan Newman
  14. Austin Dillon
  15. David Ragan
  16. Paul Menard
  17. Daniel Suarez
  18. Trevor Bayne
  19. Jamie McMurray
  20. AJ Allmendinger
  21. Chris Buescher
  22. Michael McDowell
  23. Ty Dillon
  24. Martin Truex Jr. (champion)
  25. Brendan Gaughan
  26. Kasey Kahne
  27. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  28. Danica Patrick
  29. Justin Marks
  30. DJ Kennington
  31. Brad Keselowski
  32. Corey LaJoie
  33. William Byron
  34. Gray Gaulding
  35. Jimmie Johnson
  36. Matt DiBenedetto
  37. Aric Almirola
  38. Kyle Larson
  39. David Gilliland
  40. Mark Thompson
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The 2018 Favorites:

  • Brad Keselowski 7/1
  • Chase Elliott 8/1
  • Denny Hamlin 9/1
  • Joey Logano 12/1
  • Kevin Harvick 12/1
  • Kyle Busch 12/1

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