When the Daytona 500 starting lineup is officially set, it is available on NASCAR's official website and other sports websites such as SB Nation and ESPN. The qualifying events that decide the starting lineup conclude three days before the Daytona 500 takes place.
The spots for the Daytona 500 starting lineup are set through a series of events. During the weekend before the race, a round of qualifying takes place in which the fastest two times decide the first two spots of the lineup. A few days later, the Daytona Duels take place, deciding an additional 30 spots in the starting lineup. The final 11 spots are decided by the qualifying times from the weekend qualifiers, owner points, and a potential spot for a past champion.