The start time or green flag for the Daytona 500 is available on NASCAR.com. Click on 2016 Tickets from the Schedule & Results drop-down menu. Beginning in 2015, the new start time for Daytona 500 is 1 p.m. EST.
The Daytona 500 Sprint Cup race has been in Daytona Beach, Florida since its inauguration in 1959. The race covers 500 miles over 200 laps on a 2.5-mile course. Michael Waltrip, who clocked in at 2:02:08 in 2003, holds the fastest race time. Although the Indianapolis 500 has a larger attendance, the Daytona 500 has had more television viewers since 1995. It is known as the Super Bowl of stock car racing.