Daytona 500 Preview with Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk – Monday, February 16, 2015

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Guests include, Daytona Winner, Grant Enfinger at GMS Racing talking about his back-to-back victories in the ARCA Racing Series season opener.

Jeb Burton, at BK Racing, talks about qualifying for his first Sprint Cup Series race – the Daytona 500 and his 2015 season.

Brian Olsen, part of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Touring Series management, talks about the inaugural Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway later this month.

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala every Monday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET as we bring fans the smartest racing talk around on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk!

NASCAR Hot Topic Sound Off  is 10 to 10:30 pm ET with Sharon Burton hosting an interactive discussion with co-host Chris Knight.

Listen to our panel discussion with drivers, crew, and other racing personalities and call 714-202-9918 OR Tweet @Fan4RacingSite @Sal_Sigala or @Knighter01 during the LIVE Broadcast to join the conversation about the hottest topics leading up to the next race.

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We start our LIVE broadcast at 8:30 pm ET February 16th ~ Thanks for Listening!

Daytona 500 Qualifying – What You Need to Know

2014 Daytona 500 Front Row L-Martin Truex Jr R-Austin Dillon, pole sitter Photo - Tom Pennington/Getty Images

2014 Daytona 500 Front Row L-Martin Truex Jr R-Austin Dillon, pole sitter Photo – Tom Pennington/Getty Images

NASCAR has a new format to qualifying for the Daytona 500. For the first time, qualifying which traditionally features single-car runs, will switch to a group qualifying format to set the front row positions. The results from qualifying will also set the field for the Budweiser Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying races on Thursday, February 19 on Fox Sports 1 at 7 pm ET. The results from the Budweiser Duel will complete the starting lineup for the Daytona 500 on February 22 on FOX at 1 pm ET.

FOX will air live Daytona 500 qualifying at 1:30 pm ET on Sunday, February 15 from Daytona International Speedway.

Here’s how it will work:

Round 1

  • There are two groups based on a random draw. Group 1, those with odd numbers go first with a seven-minute break before Group 2, those with even numbers start their session, with each group session at five minutes.

10 minute break before Round 2 begins

Round 2

  • Top-24 fastest cars from Group 1 and 2, in Round 1 advance for the Round 2 five-minute session.

7 minute break before Round 3 begins

Round 3

  • Top 12 fastest cars from Round 2 advance for the Round 3 five-minute session.

The random draw was held Saturday, February 14 to decide Round 1 odd/even groups as follows: