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Daytona Nationwide Race: Start Time, Drivers And TV Information For NASCAR Nationwide Series Opener

The NASCAR Nationwide Season kicks off on Saturday morning at Daytona International Speedway with the Drive4COPD 300. Serving as an appetizer to Sunday’s Daytona 500, the Nationwide Series features many of the same drivers we’ll see on Sunday in the Sprint Cup race. In addition to some of the big names of NASCAR, Danica Patrick will hit the track at Daytona, as well.

Time: Coverage begins at 10:15 a.m.

Location: Daytona International Speedway. The Nationwide Series is the second-to-last race of SpeedWeeks, capped by the Daytona 500.

Drivers: The full list of drivers can be found here. Danica Patrick starts fourth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. starts third and Clint Bowyer is on the pole for the Nationwide Series event. Enumclaw’s Kasey Kahne will start 20th, as well.

TV Information: ESPN2 has the broadcast, with the pre-race show currently taking place. Coverage from Daytona International Speedway kicks off at 10:15 a.m. PST.

For more on SpeedWeeks, check out our Daytona 500 StoryStream.