Chase Elliott, who’s the Maximum Common Motive force in NASCAR, talks with media about racing at Daytona Global Speedway and the NASCAR playoffs.

The Daytona Seashore Information-Magazine

The NASCAR Cup Sequence hits the observe at Daytona Global Speedway Saturday night time because the regular-season involves a detailed and the 16-driver playoff box is about.

Here is all of the data you want to get able for the Coke 0 Sugar 400:

START TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET.

TV: NBC. Pre-race broadcast starts at 7 p.m. ET.

RADIO: Motor Racing Community. STREAMING: For many who can check in with their cable/satellite tv for pc supplier’s credentials, you’ll be able to circulation at

RACE DISTANCE: 160 laps across the 2.Five-mile oval for a complete of 400 miles.

STAGE LENGTHS (laps in step with level): Degree 1: 50, Degree 2: 50, Degree three: 60.

PLAYOFFS: There are 16 playoff positions and 14 are spoken for heading into Saturday night time’s race. There are 3 drivers at the bubble, combating for 2 playoff positions in keeping with issues. Matt DiBenedetto, in 15th, leads William Byron via 5 issues and seven-time Cup Sequence champion Jimmie Johnson via 9 issues. If the race is gained via a driving force who has no longer already certified for the playoffs, just one playoff berth will stay to be had via issues.

PREVIEW: Daytona set for regular-season finale with playoff spots at the line

LAST TIME: Denny Hamlin kicked off the 2020 season via successful the Daytona 500 in February after main 79 laps because the race completed beneath warning in time beyond regulation. It was once the primary of six wins this season for Hamlin. And twelve months in the past, Justin Haley, who gained Saturday night time’s Xfinity Sequence race, led one lap of the 2019 Coke 0 Sugar 400 sooner than rain hit the realm and suspended the race after 127 laps, leaving Haley the winner.

Kyle Busch (18), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), Ryan Blaney (12) and Denny Hamlin (11) combat for the lead throughout the 2020 Daytona 500. (Photograph: Peter Casey, USA TODAY Sports activities)

QUALIFYING: There was once no apply or qualifying at Daytona this weekend. The lineup was once made up our minds via the usage of NASCAR’s new competition-based components, which takes under consideration completing place from the former race (weighted 50%), rating in group proprietor issues (35%) and the quickest lap from the former race (15%).

LINEUP: The mathematics rewarded issues chief Kevin Harvick, who will get started at the pole after striking first in all the above categrories. The Stewart-Haas Racing driving force has seven wins this season to steer the collection. Martin Truex Jr. will sign up for him at the entrance row after  runner-up finishes ultimate weekend in each races of the doubleheader at Dover Global Speedway.

This is the lineup for the Coke 0 Sugar 400:

Row 1: Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr.

Row 2: Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski

Row three: Aric Almirola, William Byron

Row four: Jimmie Johnson, Alex Bowman

Row Five: Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin

Row 6: Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon

Row 7: Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer

Row eight: Matt DiBenedetto, Cole Custer

Row nine: Chris Buescher, Tyler Reddick

Row 10: Matt Kenseth, Erik Jones

Row 11: Bubba Wallace, Ryan Newman

Row 12: Christopher Bell, John Hunter Nemechek

Row 13: Corey LaJoie, Michael McDowell

Row 14: Chase Elliott, Ryan Preece

Row 15: Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez

Row 16: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brennan Poole

Row 17: JJ Yeley, Quin Houff

Row 18: Timmy Hill, Ross Chastain

Row 19: Joey Gase, James Davison

Row 20: Josh Bilicki, Brendan Gaughan


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