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Wednesday NASCAR schedule at Daytona

Parker Kligerman celebrates NASCAR's upcoming 75th anniversary season with a historical look at two of the sport's iconic tracks - Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

Alex Bowman seeks to earn his record-extending sixth consecutive front row start for the Daytona 500 in qualifying Wednesday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Bowman has won the Daytona 500 pole twice in that span. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson won the pole for last year’s race. Hendrick Motorsports has had a car start on the Daytona 500 front row in each of the last eight years.

Qualifying Wednesday will lock in the front row for Sunday’s Daytona 500, determine which two of the non-chartered cars are guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500 and set the lineup for Thursday’s qualifying races.

Among those not guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500 and needing to make it either by qualifying speed or finish in their qualifying race are seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, action sports star Travis Pastrana and reigning Craftsman Truck champion Zane Smith.

Daytona International Speedway (Cup, Xfinity and Truck)

Weekend weather

Wednesday: Clear skies with a high of 69 degrees and a 5% chance of rain at the start of Cup qualifying.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

(All times Eastern)

Garage open

  • 1 - 10:30 p.m. -- Cup Series

Track activity

  • 8:15 p.m. -- Cup qualifying (FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)