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Daytona weekend Viewer's Guide

June 27, 2013, Staff report,

How are you watching the races at Daytona International Speedway? Find out how to get the latest from wherever you are



Even if you're not at the track, you can keep up with all the live action on TV and at (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Watch practices and races on TV:


Thursday, Juy 4:
, 4 p.m. on SPEED

Final practice, 6:35 p.m. on SPEED

Friday, July 5:

Qualifying, 4:10 p.m. on SPEED

Saturday, July 6:

Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, 7:30 p.m. on TNT



Thursday, July 4:

Practice, 2:30 p.m. on SPEED

Final practice, 5:30 p.m. on SPEED

Friday, July 5:

Qualifying, 2:05 p.m. on ESPN2

Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

Get inside the garage:

GarageCam will be streaming live from Kentucky Speedway on Thursday, July 4 from the Nationwide garage at 2 p.m. ET and the Sprint Cup garage at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Keep an eye on the media center:

Press Pass will have live news conferences throughout race weekend. All times Eastern.

Thursday, July 4:

Matt Kenseth | 1:45 p.m.

Danica Patrick | 2:30 p.m.

Jimmie Johnson | 3 p.m.

Friday, July 5:

Tony Stewart | 3 p.m.

Sprint Cup post-qualifying news conferences | 6:20 p.m.

Nationwide Series post-race news conferences | 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 6:

Squier-Hall NASCAR Hall of Fame announcement | 3 p.m.
Alyssa Milano | 3:30 p.m.
Sheryl Crow | 3:45 p.m.
Grown Ups 2 grand marshals Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Shaquille O'Neal | 5 p.m.
Sprint Cup post-race news conferences | 10:30 p.m.

Re-live the race:

Watch race highlights from your favorite driver and top moments from the track shortly after the race ends with Race RePlay.

Want to attend the races this weekend? Buy tickets to the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola and Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola here.

Know the track:

Check out our Daytona International Speedway track page to learn the history of the track and explore the best fan views. You can also use our weekly paint scheme preview to easily spot your favorite driver's car.

Want to meet a driver?

Here is a list of driver appearances taking place at the track this weekend. (All times local; list subject to change.)

Friday, July 5:

Tony Stewart | After Nationwide qualifying at the Oral-B Main Stage

Juan Pablo Montoya | 3:15 p.m. ET on the Oral-B Main Stage

Travis Pastrana, Brian Vickers, Justin Allgaier, Ty Dillon, Dexter Stacey, Kevin Swindell, Robert Richardson Jr., Jeffrey Earnhardt, Kyle Larson, Mike Bliss and James Buescher autograph session | 4:30 p.m. at the Sprint FANZONE

Friday, July 5:

Kevin Harvick | 4:30 p.m. on the Oral-B Main Stage

Danica Patrick | 4:45 p.m. on the Oral-B Main Stage
Ryan Newman | 5:30 p.m. on the Oral-B Main Stage

Get packing:

The weather at Daytona International Speedway is:

Click for Daytona Beach, Florida Forecast

Have a second screen:

Get lap-by-lap updates on during practice laps, qualifying and races. You can also use our Minute-by-Minute blog to keep up with what's happening at the track.

Daytona International Speedway broke ground on Nov. 25, 1957. Since the first Daytona 500 in 1959, there have been 132 Sprint Cup Series races at the track.

Keep all eyes on the race:

With RaceView Premium and NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13, you can watch live, virtual 3-D video with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts, telemetry data and real-time stats. In additon, RaceBuddy will be available for this week's Cup race, and RaceBuddy also will be available for the Nationwide Series race.

Follow from anywhere:

NASCAR Mobile '13: NASCAR's official app is free with an in-app subscription for premium content including live driver audio, live advanced leaderboards and live alternate camera angles.


Be sure to set your lineup before the Sprint Cup race goes green at Kentucky Speedway this week.

Expert tip of the week:

Fantasy players will earn the majority of their points this week in the Quality Passes column, so stick with drivers who like to charge to the front and are not afraid of pulling out of the draft to make something happen. Get more tips from Dan Beaver's fantasy blog each week.

Keep up with the latest:

Use our weekly Driver Reports for a quick breakdown of how each driver is looking. Also each week, our writers vote on which drivers are making moves. Read the resulting driver Power Rankings to help boost your lineup.

Last year's top five at Daytona were:

1. Tony Stewart

2. Jeff Burton

3. Matt Kenseth

4. Joey Logano

5. Ryan Newman

See the complete results here.