2016 Sprint Unlimited Viewing Guide
Want time and channel can racing fans find NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited this weekend? Here’s a quick-hit viewing guide to Saturday’s race.
What is the Sprint Unlimited?
The Sprint Unlimited is an annual invitation-only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series exhibition that used to race under the names Budweiser Shootout (2001-2012), Bud Shootout (1998-2000), and Busch Clash (1979-1997). There are no points at stake so drivers are generally more aggressive and the event will be held over two segments: A 25-lap race followed by a mandatory caution and then a 50-lap final segment.
Who is eligible to race this year?
AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, David Gilliland, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Martin Truex Jr.
What day is the race and what time does it start?
The exhibition event will take place on Saturday, February 13 this year at 8:00PM ET.
Where is the event located?
The Sprint Unlimited is held annually at Daytona International Speedway.
What network will broadcast the race?
Fox will air the exhibition at 8:00PM ET.
Who’s favored to win this year’s Sprint Unlimited?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI,Dale Earnhardt Jr.is favored to win this race, as he has 6/1 odds. Other short odds to win areJimmie Johnson(8/1) while four others are coming in with 10/1 odds.(Read more about this year’s odds.)
Does the winner of the Sprint Unlimited often go on to win the Daytona 500?
No. In fact, it’s only happened five times since the first race in 1979. The last time the winner of the Sprint Unlimited went on to win the Daytona 500 in the same year was in 2000 when Dale Jarrett accomplished the feat.