The 2017 Daytona 500 is scheduled for Feb. 26


Thanks in part to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, we know when the 2017 Daytona 500 will be held.

A schedule on the Thunderbirds’ website lists the Air Demonstration Squadron as conducting a flyover of the 59th Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, 2017.

Daytona International Speedway spokesperson Andrew Booth confirmed the date of the 2017 race to NASCAR Talk, noting that the Great American Race currently falls on the Sunday after Presidents’ Day. The Thunderbirds also will be conducting the flyover for the 2016 Daytona 500, which is on Feb. 21.

The Thunderbirds’ site also lists a March 5, 2017 flyover at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but track spokesman Jeff Motley said it doesn’t have any firm plans for a 2017 flyover.