Daytona 500 TV Guide
The start of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup racing season is just over two weeks away and NASCAR fans couldn’t be more ready. The 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will kick off with the 50th running of the Daytona 500, the Great American Race. Here is everything those of you who won’t be attending this historic race need to know about the Daytona 500 for you television viewing and radio listening enjoyment.
Date: February 17, 2008
Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Florida
Pre-Race TV Coverage: 2:00pm eastern on FOX & FOX HD
Green Flag: 3:20pm eastern on FOX and FOX HD
National Anthem: Trisha Yearwood
Pre-Race Show: Brooks & Dunn, Chubby Checker, Michael McDonald and Kool & the Gang
Honorary Starter: 7 Time Daytona 500 Winner Richard Petty
Pace Car Driver: Junior Johnson
Radio Coverage: Motor Racing Network
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Daytona 500 Information:
This years Daytona 500 will be the 50th anniversary of the Great American Race. The 2008 Daytona 500 will also have a record purse and will see the top 5 finishers all taking home more than $1 million dollars. The winner of the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959 – Lee Petty took home a mere $19,000.
This race also broke ticket sales records with all of Daytona International Speedway’s 200,000 seats being sold before the end of January.
The United States Air Force will be providing a flyover of Daytona International Speedway on race day by the “Thunderbirds” Fighter Demonstration Squadron.
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