The Daytona 500 Primer

February 18, 2022 The Daytona 500 Primer

By: Carlos Alvarez

Daytona 500 Officially Kicks Off 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Season on Sunday

The Great American Race has finally arrived! Sunday’s Daytona 500 waves the green flag on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, and the 64th annual race has plenty to watch. This year’s unique lineup format featured single-car qualifying on Wednesday and the results of Bluegreen Vacation Duels on Thursday. The starting grid is set for the 40 drivers competing in the 500-mile showcase.


Daytona 500 Starting Grid

1. Kyle Larson

2. Alex Bowman

3. Brad Keselowski

4. Chris Buescher

5. Austin Cindric

6. Michael McDowell

7. Ryan Blaney

8. Harrison Burton

9. Chase Briscoe

10. Kyle Busch

Full Starting Lineup


Daytona 500: Sunday (2:30 pm ET, FOX)


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