2018 Daytona 500: Qualifying times, drivers, live stream, date, TV schedule for Can-Am Duels

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is getting ready to rev up with the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Pole sitter Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin will lead the group to green, while the rest of the field will be determined on Thursday as part of the Can-Am Duels.

Starting position for each duel was determined by last Sunday's qualifying times. Odd-positioned cars will line up for the first headlined by Bowman while Hamlin will lead the even-qualified cars to green in the second duel. 

How to watch the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duels

Location: Daytona International Speedway
Date: Thursday, Feb. 15
Time: Starts at 7 p.m. ET
Length: 60 laps/150 miles (two races)
TV: FS1
Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free) 

Projected starting lineup for Can-Am Duel No. 1

  1. Alex Bowman
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. William Byron
  4. Daniel Suarez
  5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Aric Almirola
  8. Ryan Blaney
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Brad Keselowski
  11. Ryan Newman
  12. Jamie McMurray
  13. Darrell Wallace Jr.
  14. Ty Dillon
  15. Chris Buescher
  16. Brendan Gaughan
  17. Matt DiBenedetto
  18. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  19. Mark Thompson
  20. Gray Gaulding

Projected starting lineup for Can-Am Duel No. 2

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Erik Jones
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Chase Elliott
  6. Paul Menard
  7. Austin Dillon
  8. Clint Bowyer
  9. Kasey Kahne
  10. Trevor Bayne
  11. Kyle Larson
  12. Michael McDowell
  13. Martin Truex Jr.
  14. Danica Patrick
  15. AJ Allmendinger
  16. Justin Marks
  17. DJ Kennington
  18. David Gilliland
  19. Corey LaJoie
  20. David Ragan

As far as the Daytona 500 goes, the spotlight shifts from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the young up-and-comers. Playoff contenders Chase Elliott (last year's pole winner) and Ryan Blaney, along with rookies William Byron and Darrell "Bubba" Wallace, will be looking to make their mark. Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez are among those looking for success in their sophomore campaigns while Bowman takes over for Dale Jr. in the No. 88.

The Great American Race will also signal Danica Patrick's farewell to NASCAR. Patrick announced before the end of last season that her final two races would be the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. The 35-year-old will be teaming up with original sponsor GoDaddy in the No. 7 for her sendoff. 

Martin Truex Jr. is preparing to begin his title defense in the same state where he won the 2017 Championship less than three months ago. The 37-year-old won eight races, including the final one at Homestead Miami-Speedway. Truex has an average finish of 18.28 at Daytona, with his best being second place in 2016. 

How to watch the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500

Location: Daytona International Speedway
Date: Sunday, Feb. 18
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Length: 200 laps/500 miles
Stage 1: Ends on lap 60
Stage 2: Ends on lap 120
Final stage: Scheduled for lap 200
TV: Fox
Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free) 

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