Feb 20, 2022; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; The finish line seen at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports
The Daytona 500 is Sunday afternoon, as NASCAR’s biggest race takes centerstage in Florida. Here’s everything you need to know.
The 2022 Daytona 500 will make history, as there are four teams with Black owners. The sport has marked it as a significant milestone, and a trend they hopes continues for a sport open to diversity.
“It’s significant,” said Brad Daugherty, a former NBA player, per the Charlotte Observer. “I’m proud to be a part of this small group that I hope continues to grow and become larger as we go forward, not only with African Americans, but with women. I would love to see more women have opportunities to be owners and be part of this collective effort to climb into the 21st century.”
How many laps is the Daytona 500?
The race is 200 laps.
Where is the Daytona 500?
It’s the first race of the year, and it takes place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Daytona 500 stage 1 results
Martin Truex won Stage 1 of the Dayton 500.
The biggest crash in Stage 1 happened in the 62nd lap, with Harrison Burton losing control of his car. One of the drivers involved in said crash, William Byron, commented on the incident afterward.
“Nothing I could really do,” William Byron said. “Sucks that I was along for the ride.”
Daytona 500 stage 2 results
Truex was the leader at the end of stage 2 at Daytona. He’s two-for-two so far.
We’ll have more live results as the race continues.