The 2014 Daytona 500 live stream and TV start time arrives Sunday afternoon as NASCAR fans will watch the best of the best battle at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Denny Hamlin, who grew up in Chesterfield, Va., has himself in a good position ahead of the race to win, as does Matt Kenseth. The two drivers won the qualifying Duel races earlier this week and will now try to become Daytona's latest winner. The televised and live streaming Daytona 500 coverage arrives for fans on Sunday via FOX sports sources.
On Feb. 21, ESPN.com reported that that Denny Hamlin is in position to become the first driver in NASCAR history to sweep Speedweeks. Hamlin not only won the Duel qualifying race this past Thursday, but also the Sprint Unlimited exhibition race on Saturday. The first Budweiser Duel on Thursday was won by Matt Kenseth, while Hamlin took the second Duel. He told the media with regards to his recent momentum:
"Once that snowball starts to roll, it's hard to stop it, and right now we're just on a heck of a run."
While Hamlin and Kenseth will sit at positions 3 and 4 respectively for Row 2, Austin Dillon won the pole and will have the No. 1 spot in the Daytona starting lineup. Martin Truex, Jr. will be at position 2 in the No. 78 car. Rounding out the first ten positions are Kasey Kahne (position 5), Jeff Gordon (6), Marcos Ambrose (7), Kurt Busch (8), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (9) and Paul Menard (10). Unfortunately for last year's winner, Jimmie Johnson, he'll be starting back at position 32 alongside Brian Vickers on Row 16. Johnson crashed and caused a tough wreck at the end of the second qualifying race this past week. Johnson apologized for what happened to other drivers due to him running out of gas late, saying:
"I feel terrible. To tear up that many race cars ... to see (Bowyer) flip ... certainly want to apologize to everyone," he said. "I tried to get up out of the way. So much energy in the pack that I knew I was going to get run over if I ran out because guys warned me about it -- and it did."
In 2013, Denny Hamlin crashed during the Duel qualifying, and ended up in a backup car for the Great American Race. He finished 14th overall at Daytona. However, he won the final race of the 2013 Spring Cup season, which has some thinking momentum is on his side for Sunday. Hamlin has odds of 12 to 1 to win the race, along with Tony Stewart and Brad Keselowski. Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, "Little E" and Matt Kenseth all have 10 to 1 odds to win. Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon are both 15 to 1 favorites, while pole winner Austin Dillon is a 25 to 1.
Sunday's 2014 Daytona 500 has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for U.S. viewers. Fox will provide televised coverage of the race around the nation on local affiliate stations including WFXR 8 in Roanoke. This NASCAR Sprint Cup series race will also be live streaming online via the Fox Sports Go website here which is normally only for cable and satellite customers to use.