We are one week away from Preseason Thunder, the annual test session held at Daytona International Speedway in preparation of the season-opening races at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. The 2014 edition of Preseason Thunder is scheduled for Jan. 9-14 and has expanded to include all three NASCAR national series.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will participate in testing on Jan. 9-10 with four sessions of on-track activity. The NASCAR Nationwide Series testing is on Jan. 11-12 and then the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series testing is on Jan. 13-14. The test sessions are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to Noon ET and 1-5 p.m. ET.
FOX Sports 1 will have 12 hours of coverage from Daytona over the first three days, Jan. 9-11.
The NASCAR on FOX team of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy will call the Sprint Cup Series testing action with live coverage on Jan. 9 and 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Bob Dillner and Matt Yocum will report from the pits and Jeff Hammond will provide additional reporting from the garage. Host Rick Allen and analyst Hermie Sadler will set up camp in the garage area as a location for drivers, crew chiefs and others to talk over the day's storylines and events.
Preseason Thunder Fan Fest will take place on Jan. 9 and drivers participating in the Fan Fest include Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart.
Fans must reserve wristbands in advance to participate in the autograph session with the above drivers.
Purchasing wristbands the day of the event allows fans to participate in an autograph session with AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose, Austin Dillon, David Gilliland, Denny Hamlin, Casey Mears, David Ragan, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Martin Truex Jr.
FOX Sports 1 will also have coverage of the first day of NASCAR Nationwide Series testing from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Jan. 11. Allen, Hammond and Phil Parsons will call the action, while Sadler, Dillner and Ray Dunlap will report from the pits.
On Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1 will serve as the exclusive television home for the live coverage of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from Charlotte, N.C. This year's inductees include Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Fireball Roberts.
For more information on the Preseason Thunder event, visit Daytona International Speedway's event info page.