Now that the Super Bowl is over its almost time for the start of the 2018 NASCAR season and the Great American Race, the Daytona 500.
Daytona 500 activities begin on Saturday, kicking off an action-packed Speedweeks schedule that features all three of NASCARs major touring series.
Leading up to NASCARs Super Bowl will be plenty of practice, qualifying and qualifying races.
Here are some key dates, info and a look at the complete schedule for the Daytona 500 and Speedweeks 2018:
Earnhardt retired at the end of last season after missing half of the 2016 season due to concussion-like symptoms. While he wont be racing, Earnhardt will be at the track serving as grand marshal for the season-opening race.
Earnhardt previously won four Cup races at Daytona International Speedway, including the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. He recently finished his final full season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with 26 career wins and 15 Most Popular Driver Awards.
Below is the tentative entry list for the Daytona 500. Forty cars are entered, meaning all 40 will make the race.
43 Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports
Just like last season, the 2018 Daytona 500 will consist of two 60-lap stages, followed by a final 80-lap stage to make up the 200 scheduled laps. At the conclusion of Stage 1 and Stage 2, there will be a caution period for drivers to come down pit road if they choose. Green-flag restarts will begin the next segment. The top-10 finishers in each stage will be awarded additional championship points.
The Can-Am Duel qualifying races are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, with the first race starting at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and the second scheduled for 9 p.m. The two races set the field and starting lineup for the Daytona 500.
The Daytona 500 is set for Sunday, Feb. 18. Fox will begin its broadcast at 2 p.m. ET. The race can also be seen on the FoxSportsGO app.
7:00 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 1 (60 laps, 150 miles), FS1
9:00 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 2 (60 laps, 150 miles), FS1
12:05-12:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series practice, FS1
1:05-1:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1
2:05-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, FS1
3:05-3:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1
4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying (single vehicle/two rounds), FS1
7:30 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps, 250 miles), FS1
9:35 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying (single vehicle/two rounds), FS1
12:05-12:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series PowerShares QQQ 300 (120 laps, 300 miles), FS1
2:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 (200 laps, 500 miles), Fox