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How to watch pole qualifying for the 2021 Daytona 500

Qualifying for the 2021 Daytona 500 is Wednesday, February 10th. The front row of the race will be set before the Duels that determine the rest of the race order.

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the JTG Daugherty Racing Kroger Chevrolet Camaro, is congratulated by Chase Elliott after winning the pole during qualifying for the Daytona 500 on February 9, 2020 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl. Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UPDATE: Follow along for qualifying results

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.