2013 Daytona 500 Live Schedule, Start Time & Tickets

The NASCAR schedule 2013 is here with the 2013 Daytona 500 this weekend!  There's no bigger event in the sport of NASCAR than the Daytona 500. As usual, America's thunderous pastime of stock car racing kicks off its season in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida.  Read on for information about the Daytona 500 start time, ticket availability and how to watch this Sunday's big NASCAR race live!

The 2013 Daytona 500 Start Time

All the fun of the race will begin to rev up beginning at 10 A.M. ET on Sunday, February 24. The popular country music star, Justin Moore will be on hand to preform, at the Crown Royal display in Midway. He'll be joined by fellow country music sensation, Chelsea Bain playing on the Coca Cola Stage.

This leads all up to the Budweiser Pre-Race Show starting at 12:20 P.M. ET. This will feature The Zac Miller Band and lead into the introductions of the drivers. The race itself is scheduled for an official Daytona 500 start time of 1 P.M. ET.

2013 Daytona 500 Tickets

Fans viewing in person can begin entering the stadium beginning at 7:30 A.M. ET.  As of our latest check, tickets were still available for the event at StubHub.com.  We saw over 1,000 tickets remaining starting as low as $8 at the search here.

The eBay auction site also has tickets available at the search here.

Daytona 500 Live Viewing (TV, Radio, Live Stream)

The main events and the race will be televised on FOX. Check your with your local television provider to find out which specific channel number FOX is for your cable or satellite provider.

Radio coverage of the 2013 Daytona 500 is available on MRN.

As of this report, there is not a Daytona 500 live stream video feed available for the race.  Websites such as ESPN.com and NASCAR.com may have live feeds of the latest race results and updated driver positions available on their sites.

2013 Daytona 500 Contenders

Danica Patrick made history by becoming the first woman to ever win the pole position in the Daytona 500 or any Sprint Cup event in history for that matter. Previously no woman had ever qualified for a race higher than the 18th position, accomplished by Janet Guthrie.

Brad Keselowski is coming off a rough finish to his last race here where he finished in 32nd place, and has a lot to prove. The defending Sprint Cup Series Champion is looking to start the defense of his title strong, with a win here.

The winner of last year's race, Matt Kenseth can be considered a favorite again this year and is certainly someone many will be keeping their eyes glued to. He looks to earn his third checkered flag at Daytona putting him among an elite group of champions the likes of: Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Dale Jarrett, and Jeff Gordon.

Many will be betting on Tony Stewart to win this year. He has never won at Daytona but is a three time NASCAR champion, the most recent championship coming in 2011. In last years Daytona 500, Stewart led for two laps during the race but ended up slipping to a 16th place finish. Stewart has accomplished many things in his brilliant career but still wants to add this coveted race to his list or wins.

The three time 500 winner Jeff Gordon may have the most to prove at this year's race. Though he's dominated this track for six point wins total, he would very much like to prove he is still a top level driver with a win. He'll be driving a new Generation 6 car and history says Gordon does well when driving a new car.

Past champion Kurt Bush needs to prove he's still a player in the game as well. Coming off his recent firing from Penske Racing, Bush needs to do well at Daytona this year to start his season off on the right track.

See more information about the Daytona 500 here.  Enjoy the start of the 2013 NASCAR season race fans!


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