2021 Daytona 500 TV Ratings

Last Sunday’s NASCAR Daytona 500 averaged a 2.8 rating and 4.83 million viewers on FOX, easily the lowest in the history of the race. Ratings fell 36% and viewership 34% from the previous low set last year, when most of the race was run on a Monday afternoon (4.4, 7.33M).

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Ryan Newman Finishes 14th in Clash Event

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2021) – NASCAR’s season kickoff race looked a little different this year, as the Daytona Road Course played host to the annual Clash event for the first time on Tuesday night. The new format saw a chaotic race from start to finish, with Ryan Newman driving the Guaranteed Rate Ford Mustang to a 14th-place finish.

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Pre-Sale for 2022 DAYTONA 500 Tickets Starts Today, Feb. 9

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2021) – While this year’s version of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth kicks off today and will culminate with Sunday’s 63rd annual DAYTONA 500, fans now have the opportunity to make plans for the Great American Race for 2022. Tickets for the 64th annual DAYTONA 500, set for its traditional Presidents Day Weekend next year on Feb. 20, are available through a pre-sale beginning today, Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile announced.

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Chris Buescher Makes 2nd Daytona Clash Start

Chris  Buescher makes his second start in the annual Clash event on Tuesday, and first since 2017. The 2021 field is limited to 2020 pole winners, past Clash winners who competed full-time in 2020, Daytona 500 Champions who competed full-time in 2020, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full time in 2020 and 2020 NCS Playoff drivers, race winners and stage winners.

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Ryan Newman Makes 17th Daytona Clash Start This Year

Newman makes his 17th start in the annual Clash event at Daytona International Speedway. The 2021 field is limited to 2020 pole winners, past Clash winners who competed full-time in 2020, Daytona 500 Champions who competed full-time in 2020, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full time in 2020 and 2020 NCS Playoff drivers, race winners and stage winners.

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Safety Protocols for the 2021 Daytona 500

The 63rd Annual DAYTONA 500 will play host to a limited number of fans, but The Great American Race will – as it has since 1959 – continue the tradition of the biggest event in all of motorsports, delivering the pageantry, excitement and drama like nowhere else in the world. The reduced venue capacity for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series opener, set for Sunday Feb. 14, as well as all events part of DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth (Feb. 9-14), is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and is in accordance with…

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Track Talk – 2021 LONG ISLAND DAYTONA 500 PARTY SET FOR FEBRUARY 14TH AT THE ALL STAR OF RIVERHEAD

Over the 28-year history of the popular Long Island Daytona 500 Party hosts Bob Finan & Stephen Halpin have incurred a few obstacles along the way including the inclement New York winter weather or weather delays at the Daytona 500.

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On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – On this day in history, brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch finished 1-2, respectively, in the NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway – it was the second of just three times the brothers have finished first or second in the same NASCAR Cup Series event. Kyle has won two out of the three brotherly matchups, with wins at Sonoma (2015) and Bristol (2019) and Kurt’s win was at Kentucky (2019).

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