Defending Cup Series champion Kyle Larson will start on the pole on Sunday after running a 49.680 in qualifying. Larson has won 16 times in the Cup Series, but he’s 0-for-15 in his Cup career at Daytona and has never finished in the top five. Is this the year that Larson captures his first 500?
Joining him up front is Alex Bowman, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, another driver who had never gotten a top five here. We know the Hendrick cars have speed, but will that matter at a place as unpredictable as Daytona?
Last year, Michael McDowell scored an upset victory in this race, leading just the final lap for his first Cup Series victory.
Sunday will see the official regular-season debut of NASCAR’s Next Gen car, which is supposed to help even the playing field. But Daytona is already the great equalizer due to the reliance on the draft and the pack racing that creates, so the biggest impact of the new car might be the cautiousness it creates, as teams will try to save their equipment as well as they can due to supply chain issues that make crashes more costly than usual.
Petrolheads Down Under can live stream the 2022 Daytona 500 on Fox Sports or Kayo Sports, but be warned that the race starts at 6.30am AEDT on Monday morning.
You’ll need to have a paid subscription to watch on Fox Sports or via a Foxtel subscription. For a cheaper alternative, you can live stream Daytona 500 online through slick streaming platform Kayo.
Newbies can take advantage of a FREE Kayo trial to see if the service is right for them. For those who decide to keep it, Kayo price plans start from a super affordable AUD$25 a month – really good value considering how much premium live sports action it hosts.
Not in Australia? Aussies abroad looking to watch a NASCAR live stream should find that a good VPN helps them access their home streaming services wherever they are.
How to watch Daytona 500 from outside your country
If you’re keen to watch the 2022 Daytona 500 but you’re away from home and the coverage is geo-blocked, then you could always use a VPN to access it (assuming you’re not breaching any broadcaster T&Cs, of course). You may be surprised by how simple it is to do.
Daytona 500 live stream: how to watch NASCAR 2022 in the US
Daytona 500 starts at 2.30pm ET / 11.30am PT on Sunday, and will be televised by Fox.
If you have the channel as part of your cable package, you can also live stream Daytona 500 directly through the Fox website.
How to watch Daytona 500 FREE without cable
If you haven’t already got Fox as part of your cable package, you’ll need an over-the-top streaming service that includes the channel.
Probably the best value comes from Sling TV. Its Blue package costs $35 a month and includes Fox in most markets, as well as 30+ other channels. But even better, Sling is currently offering new subscribers a 3-day FREE trial.
Another over-the-top streaming service that includes Fox is fuboTV. And, better still, it also offers a FREE fuboTV trial. It’s is a much more comprehensive cable replacement, and carries more than 100 channels including Fox, CBS and ESPN, for $64.99 a month.
It’s time for the biggest race of the NASCAR season: the Daytona 500. The season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway will be run on Sunday afternoon.
How to watch the NASCAR Daytona 500 today:
Game Date: Feb. 20, 2022
Game Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Watch NASCAR Daytona 500 online with fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial!