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What You Need To Know Today (02/14): Daytona 500 sells out


2020 Daytona 500 sold out

  • For the fifth consecutive year, Daytona International Speedway has sold out of reserved grandstand tickets for the Daytona 500
  • The race will take place this Sunday, February 16 (2:30PM ET on FOX)
  • Fans will be in attendance for the 62nd running of the “Great American Race” from all over the world, representing all 50 states and 48 different countries
  • Tickets are still available for premium hospitality, infield admissions, and UNOH FanZone/Pre-Race access
  • Tickets can be purchased now for the 2021 Daytona 500 (Feb. 14th) at



More info: Track releaseAP reportDIS at-track schedule 


NASCAR Cup Series trophy named the “Bill France Cup”

  • Though visually the same as it has been the last three years, the NASCAR Cup Series championship trophy now has a name: the “Bill France Cup”
  • The new name was given in honor of Bill France Sr. — who founded the sport in 1947 — and his son Bill France Jr., who was at the helm of the sport from 1972 to 2003
  • The trophy is made by Jostens and will otherwise remain unchanged this season
  • The 24 tracks that make up the current Cup Series schedule are included in the design of the trophy, which will be updated if needed to reflect any schedule changes



More info: Press releaseStory from’s Kelly CrandallAssociated Press report


Busch Brothers, Tony Stewart among drivers commentating 2020 Xfinity Series races

  • FOX Sports is utilizing fifteen different drivers, former drivers, and crew chiefs to fill the analyst roles in the broadcast booth for the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, including a few new additions
  • Tony Stewart will make his first appearance in the Fox Sports booth on Saturday, April 25 at Talladega Superspeedway, alongside Adam Alexander and Stewart-Haas Racing driver Clint Bowyer
  • Kurt Busch and younger brother Kyle Busch will serve in the driver analyst role together on April 4 at Bristol Motor Speedway
  • Other former competitors who will serve as analysts during Xfinity Series broadcasts this season include Ryan Blaney, Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Chad Knaus, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, and Michael Waltrip
  • Fox Sports is also continuing the popular “Driver’s Only” broadcast, where the on-air talent is composed entirely of current drivers, along with Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Knaus
  • The Driver’s Only broadcast will take place on Saturday, May 23 at 1:00PM ET (FS1) from Charlotte Motor Speedway and will be composed of Kevin Harvick, Bowyer, and Logano (broadcast booth); Blaney, Bubba Wallace, and Daniel Suarez (pit road); and Keselowski, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Knaus (virtual studio)
  • Several active Cup Series drivers will also participate in multiple NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series broadcasts, though the schedule will be released at a later date



More info: Official release from FOX Sports, including full broadcast lineup … Story from’s Kelly CrandallNASCAR on FOX’s home page


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