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Saturday schedule at Daytona International Speedway

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Speedweeks begins today at Daytona International Speedway to begin the 2019 NASCAR season.

There are three Cup Series practice sessions scheduled for today, with the first involving teams in the Advance Auto Parts Clash.

Here’s the day’s schedule with TV and radio info:

(All times are Eastern)

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Cup garage open

10:35 – 11:55 a.m. – Final Cup practice for Advance Auto Parts Clash (Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Daytona 500 qualifying practice (FS1, MRN)

3:05 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Daytona 500 qualifying practice (FS1, MRN)

6:30 p.m. – Random drawing for Clash starting position/pit position

Full Speedweeks schedule for Daytona International Speedway

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NASCAR officially returns this weekend with the start of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.

The buildup to the Feb. 17 Daytona 500 begins Saturday with three Cup Series practice sessions. The first is for teams who will take part in Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash.

The Clash is preceded by Daytona 500 qualifying.

The schedule includes a two-hour period on Feb. 14 for fans to have access to the Cup garage.

Below is the full Speedweeks schedule with TV and radio info.

(All times are Eastern)

Thursday, Feb. 7

9 – 10 p.m. – Cup haulers enter garage

Friday, Feb. 8

Noon – 7 p.m.  – Cup garage open

Saturday, Feb. 9

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Cup garage open

10:35 – 11:55 a.m. – Final Cup practice for Advance Auto Parts Clash (Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Daytona 500 qualifying practice (FS1, MRN)

3:05 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Daytona 500 qualifying practice (FS1, MRN)

6:30 p.m. – Random drawing for Clash starting position/pit position

Sunday, Feb. 10

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Cup garage open

10 a.m. – Cup driver-crew chief meeting

12:10 p.m. – Daytona 500 qualifying; impound/single car/two rounds (Fox, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

2:30 p.m. – Clash Driver introductions

3 p.m. – Advance Auto Parts Clash; 75 laps/187.5 miles (Fox Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Monday, Feb. 11

No track activity

Tuesday, Feb. 12

No track activity

Wednesday, Feb. 13

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Daytona 500 media day

Noon – 5 p.m. – Truck Series garage open

Thursday, Feb. 14

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Truck Series garage open

2:35 – 3:25 p.m. – Truck Series practice (Fox Sports 2)

3:30 – 11 p.m. – Cup garage open

4 – 6 p.m. – Cup garage open to fans

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. – Final Truck practice (FS2)

5:15 p.m. – Cup driver-crew chief meeting

6:20 p.m. – Cup driver introductions

7 p.m. – Daytona 500 qualifying race No. 1; 60 laps/150 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

8:45 p.m. – Daytona 500 qualifying race No. 2; 60 laps/150 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Friday, Feb. 15

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Cup garage open

9:30 a.m. – Truck garage opens

10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. – Xfinity practice (FS1)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

2:05 – 2:55 – Final Xfinity practice (FS1)

3:05 – 3:55 – Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

4:40 p.m. – Truck Series qualifying; Single truck/two rounds (FS1)

6:15 p.m. – Truck driver-crew chief meeting

7 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

7:30 p.m. – Truck Series NextEra Energy 250; 100 laps/250 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Saturday, Feb. 16

8 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

9:40 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying; single car/two rounds (FS1)

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

11:30 a.m. – Xfinity driver-crew chief meeting

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. – Final Cup practice (FS1)

2 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

2:30 p.m. – Xfinity NASCAR Racing Experience 300; 120 laps/300 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Sunday, Feb. 17

8 a.m. – Cup garage opens

12:30 p.m. – Driver-crew chief meeting

1:45 p.m. – Driver introductions

2:30 p.m. – 61st Daytona 500; 200 laps/500 miles (Fox, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Social Roundup: NASCAR drivers enjoy day off at beach, Disney World

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After a weekend of practice for the Daytona 500 and the Advance Auto Parts Clash, Cup Series drivers got two days off in their Speedweeks experience before the final push to Sunday’s “Great American Race.”

A number of drivers got out in the Florida sunshine to enjoy their off days.

That includes Danica Patrick, who went for a walk on Daytona Beach — on her hands.

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Racing down Daytona beach. 😜

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Elsewhere, a good chunk of the Cup field made the trek to Walt Disney World in Orlando, which is about an hour southwest of Daytona Beach. Kevin Harvick‘s son, Keelan, even got to experience his first ride on an adult roller coaster.

Here’s a look at all the NASCAR drivers who invaded Disney World.

Kurt Busch and wife Ashley. (Photo courtesy of Joann Mignano)

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Disney with the fam 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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This girl is having a ball at Disney World. 👌

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Rookie William Byron may have been the only driver who didn’t stay on the ground. The Hendrick Motorsports’ driver went for a ride with the Thunderbirds. Good news, he didn’t throw up.

Ryan Blaney fastest in only practice for Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

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Ryan Blaney was fastest in the only practice session for Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway.

The Team Penske driver led the 80 minute session with a speed of 199.601 mph in his No. 12 Ford.

He was followed by Joey Logano (199.543), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (199.508), Brad Keselowski (199.490) and Kyle Larson (199.468).

Kyle Busch was the fastest Toyota driver at 198.684 mph. He was eighth on the speed chart.

Stenhouse recorded the most laps in the session with 44.

Keselowski had the best 10-lap average at 197.883 mph.

There were no accidents in the session.

Seventeen drivers are in the field for Sunday’s Clash, which is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

There are two Daytona 500 practices scheduled today for 1:05 – 1:55 p.m. ET and 3:05 – 3:55 p.m. ET.

Click here for the full speed chart.

Full Speedweeks schedule for Daytona International Speedway

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The time has come for NASCAR racing to return.

In three days the Cup Series will return to the track to begin Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway with practice for Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash and the Feb. 18 Daytona 500.

That begins a stretch of six in nine days where cars will be on track at the 2.5-mile speedway.

Here’s the complete schedule for Speedweeks, complete with TV and radio information.

SPEEDWEEKS SCHEDULE

*subject to change

All times are Eastern

SATURDAY, Feb. 10

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. — Cup garage open

10:35 – 11:55 a.m. — Practice only for teams in Advance Auto Parts Clash (Fox Sports 1, MRN)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. — Cup practice (for all teams) (FS1, MRN)

3:05 – 3:55 p.m. — Cup practice (for all teams) (FS1, MRN)

4:45 p.m. — ARCA race (FS1)

SUNDAY, Feb. 11

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. — Cup garage open

10 a.m. – Driver/crew chief meeting

12:15 p.m. — Daytona 500 qualifying; single car/two rounds (FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

2:30 p.m. — Driver introductions

3 p.m. — Advance Auto Parts Clash; 75 laps/187.5 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

MONDAY, Feb. 12

No track activity

TUESDAY, Feb. 13

No track activity

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14

No track activity

THURSDAY, Feb. 15

9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. — Truck Series garage open

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Xfinity garage open

11:35 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series practice (FS1)

2:25 – 3:25 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series practice (FS1)

3:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. — Cup garage open

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. — Final Camping World Truck Series practice (FS1)

5:15 p.m. — Cup driver – crew chief meeting

7 p.m. — Can-Am Duel 1 (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

9 p.m. — Can-Am Duel 2 (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

FRIDAY, Feb. 16

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. — Cup garage open

9:30 a.m. — Truck Series garage opens

10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. — Xfinity garage open

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. — Xfinity practice (FS1)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. — Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

2:05 – 2:55 p.m. — Final Xfinity practice (FS1)

3:05 – 3:55 p.m. — Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

4:30 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series qualifying; Single truck/two rounds (FS1)

6:15 p.m. — Truck Series driver/crew chief meeting

7 p.m. — Driver introductions

7:30 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series race NextEra Energy Resources 250; 100 laps/250 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

SATURDAY, Feb. 17

8 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

9:35 a.m. — Xfinity qualifying; single car/two rounds (FS1)

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  — Cup garage open

11:30 a.m. — Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. — Final Cup practice (FS1, MRN)

2 p.m. — Driver introductions

2:30 p.m. — Xfinity race PowerShares QQQ 300; 120 laps/300 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

SUNDAY, Feb. 18

8 a.m. — Cup garage opens

12:30 p.m. — Driver-crew chief meeting

1:45 p.m. — Driver introductions

2:30 p.m. — Daytona 500; 200 laps/500 miles (FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)