The Daytona 500 begins on Sunday, but the process for setting the field starts on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. as pole qualifying begins.
Unlike most NASCAR Cup races, pole qualifying for the Daytona 500 only sets the front row for The Great American Race. The other 38 spots in the field will be determined via the Duel races set for Thursday evening, and the order of those races is set via the finish in pole qualifying. The odd-numbered finishers (3rd place, 5th, 7th, etc) will go in Duel 1, and the even-numbered qualifiers will go in Duel 2.
Each racer will get just one lap of the 2.5 mile tri-oval to qualify, with the fastest two taking the front row on Sunday.
How to watch pole qualifying for the Daytona 500
You can watch pole qualifying on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. on FS1, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.