NASCAR is gearing up to put together a new “race day” for this weekend’s season opener in Florida.
And the first one of its kind in the country.
NASCAR has put together an extensive lineup of drivers for this year’s race, with a full slate of names, from Kevin Harvick to Matt Kenseth to Tony Stewart to Kyle Larson to Kevin Harman.
The schedule of drivers includes: The first race at Watkins Glen, where Harvicky and Harman will face off, the first race of the season at Talladega Superspeedway, where they will faceoff, and the final race of NASCAR’s inaugural season, the Daytona 500.
NASCAR announced the lineup of racers in a press release on Tuesday.
“This race will be the culmination of the best of the sport, with drivers from every sport, including professional drivers,” NASCAR said.
“In addition to a great fan base and a loyal following, Daytona will be a great way for the fans to experience the excitement of racing on the Daytona 400, and be rewarded for their participation.”
The announcement comes a week after Harvicks race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
NASCAR said Harvicker’s driver lineup is full of NASCAR stars.
“It is a dream come true to be able to bring Kevin Harvanick to Daytona,” NASCAR CEO Brian France said.
Harvigals driver lineup also includes a trio of Daytona 500 veterans: Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing veteran Brian France, and Harmer.
The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Saturday, July 14.
The race begins at 7 p.m.
The winner of the Daytona race will host the Daytona 100, NASCAR’s next major race.
NASCAR also announced a three-car field for this race.
Two of those cars will be racing at Daytona.
Harville’s driver line up includes four-time Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon, who will race in his first NASCAR race at Daytona, and Stewart, who also is a driver on the Stewart-Honda Racing lineup.
The three-team field includes: Harvik, Gordon, and Hendrick Motorsports veteran Clint Bowyer.
Stewart is also on the Hendrick-Hendrick Motorsport lineup, and Bowyer is on the Bowyer Motorsports lineup.
NASCAR is calling this the first NASCAR Daytona 500 to feature four-car racing.
The team is hoping to have two-car race-day setups on both weekends.
The two-day race will start at 7:30 p.p.m., and the three-day will start around 10:30 a.m, at Daytona International Speedway.
The field for the Daytona 1000 is as follows: Harville and Stewart will face-off for the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup at Daytona on Sunday, July 15.
The second race of that race will take place at Watkins Glorietta on Sunday afternoon, July 21.
The third race of this year, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, will take the same time at Daytona in the first hour of the race, at 8:30.
The fourth race will also take place, at Long Beach International Raceway in Long Beach, Calif., on Sunday night, July 22.
The final race on the NASCAR schedule will be Saturday, Aug. 8, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
It is a race for fans, but the fans are the ones who make it so.