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2019 Daytona 500: Start time, TV and radio schedule, tickets

The 2019 Daytona 500 start time is 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 17, kicking off the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. FOX will broadcast the Daytona 500 with radio coverage from MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

NASCAR.com will feature live coverage of the 2019 Daytona 500, including leaderboards, live video, breaking news stories, fantasy updates, in-car cameras, 360 video and more.

Watching in person? Get tickets here, including camping packages and VIP experiences. Speedweeks Monster Energy Series events kick off Sunday, Feb. 10, with the Advance Auto Parts Clash at 3 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.)

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Next up are the Duels at Daytona, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 14 … all leading up to the Daytona 500 main event, which features plenty of intriguing story lines.

Starting at Daytona, Joey Logano is pursuing the first back-to-back Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships since Jimmie Johnson racked up titles No. 4 and 5 in 2009 and 2010.

Logano brought Ford its first championship since 2004 in a fiercely fought 2018 NASCAR Playoffs, and Ford is making more moves this season, bringing the Mustang to Monster Energy Series racing for the first time.

Defending race winner Austin Dillon is looking to strike gold again at Daytona as Richard Childress Racing celebrates its 50th anniversary in the sport. He will have a new crew chief in Danny Stockman, amid many driver and crew chief changes for 2019.