With the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series season just around the corner the editors and columnists at WagerTalk are receiving numerous emails asking when the NASCAR Cup Series begins in 2018. The close of the 2017 Monster Energy campaign finished at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the 2018 season begins just up the road at Daytona International Speedway. How and when to watch 2018 Daytona 500.

The 2018 Daytona 500 officially kicks off the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series. But the weeklong act ivies at the Super Bowl of Racing begins on Friday, February 9 with Cup Series practices. NASCAR’s Great American Race, slated for Feb. 18, has a plethora of public opportunities to watch practices, qualifying and pre-Daytona 500 events before the initial event of the 2018 Monster Energy season begins.

Here are some key race dates for the Daytona 500 and Speedweeks 2018:

Date  Race TV  Start TimeRadio
2/11Daytona 500 qualifying..FOX12 p.m. ETMRN
2/11The Clash at DaytonaFS13 p.m. ETMRN
2/15Daytona DuelsFS17 p.m. ETMRN
2/18DAYTONA 500FOX2:30 p.m. ET..MRN


The official website of NASCAR lists the following event schedule leading up to the Daytona 500:

February 10
Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire
ARCA Racing Series

February 11
DAYTONA 500 Qualifying presented by Kroger
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Advance Auto Parts Clash
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

February 15
Can-Am Duel
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
NextEra Energy Resources 250

February 16
NextEra Energy Resources 250
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

February 17
PowerShares QQQ 300

February 18
60th DAYTONA 500
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

The report at NASCAR.com also mentions “As a reminder, qualifying for the Daytona 500 is scheduled for noon ET on Sunday, Feb. 11 on Fox, but only the front row will be set through the first round of Daytona’s unique qualifying format. The front row will be determined through single-lap time-trial runs, with the rest of the field to be set through the two duel qualifying races on Feb. 15.”

How and when to watch 2018 Daytona 500

WestGate of Las Vegas has updated their 2018 Monster Engergy Cup Series Championship Odds:








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