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How to watch the 2022 Daytona 500

Daytona 500 Christopher Bell Kyle Busch Bubba Wallace
Christoperh Bell (No. 20), Kyle Busch (No. 18) and Bubba Wallace (No. 23) practicing for the Daytona 500. (Image credit: Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The Daytona 500, known as "The Great American Race," is ready for another lap around the track (500 miles worth to be exact) this Sunday, Feb. 20. In addition to being the marquee race on the NASCAR schedule every year, the Daytona 500 also serves as the official start to the new NASCAR season.

Forty drivers, including Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Bubba Wallace and Joey Logano are set to take part in the Daytona 500 from the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Here is everything you need to know about watching the 2022 Daytona 500.

How to watch the Daytona 500 in the U.S.

The 2022 Daytona 500 will take place on Sunday, Feb. 20, on Fox, with the race getting underway at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Fox, as one of the four major U.S. TV networks, is available in all U.S. TV markets and with all traditional pay-TV cable/satellite providers; local Fox stations can also be received via TV antennas. The Fox channel is also included in a number of live TV streaming services, including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.

The Fox network does not have its own subscription streaming service, but the Daytona 500 will be available to stream via the Fox Sports App (opens in new tab). To access a live stream through the Fox Sports App, viewers must be subscribed to a traditional pay-TV or live TV streaming service, using their login info for those services to access the Fox Sports App live stream.

How to watch the Daytona 500 online from anywhere

Let's say you're away from home this weekend, perhaps even out of the country, but you still want to watch the Daytona 500 using your favorite service. What are you to do? A virtual private network may be your best friend if this happens to you. 

A VPN routes your traffic through a specific country, so it makes it look like your computer is still at home. That's pretty handy, but which service should you use?

We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It's got a free trial, and it's super-easy to use on any of your devices. And it makes it possible to watch this race no matter where you are.

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It's safe, it's secure, it's easy to use, and it's got a free trial, so you can make sure it's the right VPN for you. (Hint: It will be.)

Daytona 500 starting lineup

There will be 40 drivers looking to take the checkered flag at this year's Daytona 500, and below you'll find all of them and where they're starting from. Here is the full starting lineup grid for the 2022 Daytona 500:

  • Pole Position: Kyle Larson (No. 5)
  • 2: Alex Bowman (No. 48)
  • 3: Brad Keselowski (No. 6) 
  • 4: Chris Buescher (No. 17) 
  • 5: Austin Cindric (No. 2) 
  • 6: Michael McDowell (No. 34) 
  • 7: Ryan Blaney (No. 12) 
  • 8: Harrison Burton (No. 21)
  • 9: Chase Briscoe (No. 14)
  • 10: Kyle Busch (No. 18)
  • 11: Chase Elliott (No. 9)
  • 12: Christopher Bell (No. 20)
  • 13: Erik Jones (No. 43)
  • 14: Martin Truex Jr. (No. 19)
  • 15: Tyler Reddick (No. 8)
  • 16: Bubba Wallace (No. 23)
  • 17: Kurt Busch (No. 45)
  • 18: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 47)
  • 19: Ross Chastain (No. 1)
  • 20: Joey Logano (No. 22)
  • 21: Daniel Suarez (No. 99)
  • 22: Kevin Harvick (No. 4)
  • 23: William Byron (No. 24)
  • 24: Corey LaJoie (No. 7)
  • 25: Justin Haley (No. 31)
  • 26: Ty Dillon (No. 42)
  • 27: Landon Cassill (No. 77)
  • 28: Greg Biffle (No. 44)
  • 29: Todd Gilliland (No. 38)
  • 30: Denny Hamlin (No. 11)
  • 31: Cole Custer (No. 41)
  • 32: Cody Ware (No. 51)
  • 33: Daniel Hemric (No. 16)
  • 34: David Ragan (No. 15)
  • 35: Kaz Grala (No. 50)
  • 36: Austin Dillon (No. 3)
  • 37: BJ McLeod (No. 78)
  • 38: Aric Almirola (No. 10)
  • 39: Noah Gragson (No. 62)
  • 40: Jacques Villeneuve (No. 27)

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.