NASCAR fans: it's time to get revved up for the 2022 Daytona 500! Kyle Larson has qualified on pole at Daytona International Speedway, ahead of Sunday's race. Ready to lay down some rubber? The Daytona 500 start time is 2.30pm ET / 7.30pm GMT. Follow our guide to watch a Daytona 500 live stream for free...
Date: Sunday 20th February 2022
Start time: 2.30pm ET / 7.30pm GMT / 5.30am AEST
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) risk-free
Aus stream: Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) (free trial)
UK stream: Premier Sports (£12.99/month)
Over the past 64 years, the 500 mile-long, 200 lap spectacular that is 'The Great American Race' has given rise to many a NASCAR legend, from Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kurt Busch, to seven-time winner Richard Petty.
The starting line-ups for the 2022 Daytona qualifying races was decided on Wednesday. Kyle Larson took pole ahead of Alex Bowman, but there were a few surprises. Former F1 champ Jacques Villeneuve qualified for Daytona aged 50, while 2015 winner Joey Logano has complained that the all-new Next Gen Cup Series NASCARs drive like "marbles".
Last year's race will be hard to top. Michael McDowell was the shock winner after Logano collided with Brad Keselowski on the final lap. Larson is firm favourite for the 2022 Daytona 500, but three-time champ Denny Hamlin will be aiming for an historic fourth win.
Ready for a truly wild ride? Here's how to watch a Daytona 500 live stream for free...
Watch a Daytona 500 free live stream
Fox Sports will broadcast the 2022 Daytona 500 in the USA. Don't have cable? Cord-cutters can stream Fox Sports live on Sling TV.
Better yet, Sling TV is currently offering new subscribers a 3-day free trial (opens in new tab) ($35 a month thereafter), which means you can watch The Great American Race free of charge!
2022 Daytona 500 | Sling 3-day FREE trial (opens in new tab)
Watch 2022's biggest NASCAR race free with this Sling 3-day trial ($35 a month thereafter, cancel anytime). The Sling app is available on Roku TV, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, LG and Samsung smart TVs, PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Outside the USA during Daytona weekend? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Sling from wherever you are. Scroll down for how to use a VPN.
Fubo TV is another good way to stream Fox Sports. Subscription costs $65 a month but new users get a 7-day free trial.
YouTube TV also provides streaming access to Fox Sports and new users get a 14-day free trial. Subscription costs $65 a month thereafter.
As ever, you'll need a VPN (opens in new tab) to access these streaming services when outside the USA. Next up: how to use a VPN.
Watch a Daytona 500 live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Daytona 500 rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so you can access local streams from almost anywhere – and save money!
Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.
How to use a VPN
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Daytona 500, you may wish to choose 'US' for Sling TV.
3. Then head over to Sling TV (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Daytona 500 live stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.
Watch 2022 Daytona 500 live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to screen the 2022 Daytona 500. Aussies seeking a Daytona 500 live stream should click onto Kayo Sports.
The sports streaming service costs from AU$25 a month but new subscribers get a free 14-day trial (opens in new tab). Remember to use a VPN (opens in new tab) when travelling outside of Australia (scroll up for details).
The other option is to watch Daytona events through NASCAR's TrackPass service. The pricing is AU$15 per month or AU$125 per year.
Watch 2022 Daytona 500 live stream in the UK
UK-based NASCAR fans can watch live coverage of the 2022 Daytona 500 on Premier Sports 1. The race starts at 7.30pm GMT on Sunday, 20th February.
Premier Sports can be streamed from a mobile or tablet device, or cast from your phone to your TV. Access to the Premier Player website costs £12.99 per month. No contract; cancel anytime.
Premier Sports is also available to Sky TV and Virgin Media customers for £12.99 per month.
Amazon Prime Video subscribers can subscribe to all four Premier Sports channels for £14.99 a month.
Can I watch the 2022 Daytona 500 in 4K HDR?
It doesn't look like it – despite the fact that Fox is expected to broadcast some of the commercials in 4K. We'll update you if anything changes.
2022 Daytona 500 schedule
Thursday 17th February 2022
5pm ET – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice
7pm ET – Duels at Daytona Cup Series qualifying races (two 60-lap, 150 mile races to set rest of Daytona 500 field)
Friday 18th February 2022
3pm ET – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying
4.30pm ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series practice
6pm ET – NASCAR Cup Series practice
7.30pm ET – NextEra Energy 200 Truck Series race (100 laps, 250 miles)
Saturday 19th February 2022
10.30am ET – NASCAR Cup Series practice
11.30am ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying
13.30pm – Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Menards Series race (80 laps, 200 miles)
5pm – Beef. It's What's For Dinner. 300 Xfinity Series race (120 laps, 300 miles)
Sunday 20th February 2022
2.30pm ET – Daytona 500 Cup Series race (200 laps, 500 miles)
2022 Daytona 500 driver line-up
Rank – Driver – Car, Team, Manufacturer – Speed (miles per hour)
1st – Kyle Larson – #5, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – 181.159
2nd – Alex Bowman – #48, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – 181.046
3rd – William Byron – #24, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – 180.85
4th – Aric Almirola – #10, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – 180.527
5th – Chase Elliott – #9, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet – 180.314
6th – Martin Truex Jr. – #19, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – 180.04
7th – Ross Chastain – #1, Trackhouse Racing Team, Chevrolet – 179.845
8th – Denny Hamlin – #11, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – 179.723
9th – Daniel Suarez – #99, Trackhouse Racing Team, Chevrolet – 179.619
10th – Harrison Burton – #21, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford – 179.508
11th – Daniel Hemric – #16, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet – 179.429
12th – Joey Logano – #22, Team Penske, Ford – 179.426
13th – Ryan Blaney – #12, Team Penske, Ford – 179.419
14th – Christopher Bell – #20, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – 179.329
15th – Tyler Reddick – #8, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet – 179.315
16th – Bubba Wallace – #23, 23XI Racing, Toyota – 179.297
17th – Brad Keselowski – #6, RFK Racing, Ford – 179.2969
18th – Kyle Busch – #18, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota – 179.276
19th – Chase Briscoe – #14, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – 179.272
20th – Austin Dillon – #3, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet – 179.269
21st – Austin Cindric – #2, Team Penske, Ford – 179.265
22nd – Michael McDowell – #34, Front Row Motorsports, Ford – 179.251
23rd – Erik Jones – #43, Petty GMS Motorsports, Chevrolet – 179.219
24th – Ty Dillon – #42, Petty GMS Motorsports, Chevrolet – 179.194
25th – Kurt Busch – #45, 23XI Racing, Toyota – 178.98
26th – Kevin Harvick – #4, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – 178.884
27th – Justin Haley – #31, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet – 178.873
28th – Chris Buescher – #17, RFK Racing, Ford – 178.649
29th – Cole Custer – #41, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford – 178.08
30th – Corey LaJoie – #7, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet – 178.042
31st – Todd Gilliland – #38, Front Row Motorsports, Ford – 178.01
32nd – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – #47, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet – 177.729
33rd – Noah Gragson – #62, Beard Motorsports, Chevrolet – 177.553
34th – Landon Cassill – #77, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet – 176.873
35th – Cody Ware – #51, Rick Ware Racing, Ford – 176.72
36th – Jacques Villeneuve – #27, Team Hezeberg, Ford – 176.436
37th – Kaz Grala – #50, The Money Team Racing, Chevrolet – 176.146
38th – Greg Biffle – #44, NY Racing Team, Chevrolet – 176.125
39th – B.J. McLeod – #78, Live Fast Motorsports, Ford – 175.943
40th – David Ragan – #15, Rick Ware Racing, Ford – 175.726
41st – J.J. Yeley – #55, MBM Motorsports, Ford – 173.06
42nd – Timmy Hill – #66, MBM Motorsports, Ford – 172.206