The wait is over and the 2020 NASCAR season begins this weekend with the 62nd annual Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. You'll be able to watch the main race on Monday, February 17 at 4 p.m.
NASCAR does things a bit differently than other sports as it starts out each new season with one of its biggest events of the year, the Daytona 500 also referred to as the Great American Race. The race itself is actually the culmination of Daytona Speedweeks which is made up of a week of qualifiers and practices that lead up to the Daytona 500. This year will also be the last for NASCAR's Generation 6 cars before "Next Gen" cars are introduced in 2022.
The Daytona 500 is held on a 2.5-mile long track and drivers need to complete 200 laps around the oval-shaped course to reach a total of 500 miles. Only 40 cars will compete in this year's race and Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are the current favorites to take the title with 8 to 1 odds.
Last year's winner, Denny Hamlin, will also be participating in the 2020 Daytona 500. If he manages to win the race for a second year in a row, it will be the third time in his career as he also won in 2016. Austin Dillon who won in 2018 is also in the lineup but he doesn't seem to be a favorite as his odds to win are currently 40 to 1.
Whether you're a NASCAR fan in the U.S. or just want to tune in to see this year's Great American Race - we'll show you how to get a Daytona 500 live stream online from anywhere in the world so you don't miss a single lap.
How to watch the Daytona 500 live stream from anywhere online
If you're trying to watch this year's Daytona 500 from the U.S., UK or Canada, we have details on all of the official broadcasters down below. However, if you happen to be aboard this weekend and want to watch the entire race live, then you might be disappointed to find that your domestic coverage is geo-blocked when you try to stream online. That's where utilizing a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can really help. It allows you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or smartphone to one that's back in your home country so that you can watch as if you were back there.
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How to watch the Daytona 500 in the U.S.
NASCAR fans in the U.S. will have plenty of options to watch the 2020 Daytona 500 but the easiest way to do so is on television. If you have a cable subscription or even just an over-the-air antenna, you'll be able to watch the entire race live on Fox. The network's Daytona 500 coverage will begin with NASCAR Raceday on FS1 at 11 a.m. Eastern / 8 a.m. Pacific and will move to Fox at 1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific on Sunday, February 16.
If you'd rather stream the 2020 Daytona 500 online, you can do so on Fox Sports Go but you will need to login using the credentials from your cable or satellite TV provider. Don't want to sign up for an expensive cable subscription just to watch this year's big race? Don't worry! There are plenty of ways to watch it without a long-term contract commitment.
- SlingTV - $5 for first month, $20 a month after
- Hulu with Live TV - $55 per month
- AT&T TV Now - $65 per month
- FuboTV - $55 per month
Hulu with Live TV is the best bet
Hulu with Live TV gives you access to over 60 live TV channels including Fox, as well as Hulu's own library of on-demand TV shows and movies for $54.99 per month. 50 hours of cloud DVR space means you can record all of your favorites (including the race) and Hulu works with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One as well as iOS and Android.
Watch the Daytona 500 in the UK
UK NASCAR fans will be able to watch the 2020 Daytona 500 on Premier Sports with the network showing the race on Premier Sports 1 at 7 p.m. on Saturday. If you happen to miss the race, NASCAR Highlights from the Daytona 500 will be shown on Premier Sports 2 on Monday, February 17 at 7 p.m.
If you want to watch Premier Sports on TV, you can add the Premier Sports Pack to your existing Sky or Virgin Media package. Adding Premier Sports to Sky costs £11.99 per month or £120 for the year while doing so on Virgin Media is slightly cheaper at £9.99 per month.
If you'd rather just stream Premier Sports online though, you can sign up for Premier Player for £11.99 per month or £99 annually.
Live stream the Daytona 500 in Canada
If you live in Canada and want to watch this year's Daytona 500, then TSN has you covered as it is the official broadcaster of NASCAR in Canada. The network will show the 2020 Daytona 500 on TSN1, TSN3 and TSN 4 starting at 2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific on Sunday. You can also live stream the race online via your browser through TSN Direct or on your mobile devices using the TSN Go app.
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