Everything you need to know about the Daytona 500 on FOX

A robust slate of pre-race activities is planned for Sunday's Daytona 500.

Jeff Zelevansky

Daytona Day has finally arrived. The good news is it should be a great race. The weather is perfect and 40 cars are ready to go for the victory in NASCAR’s biggest race.

Without any further ado, here is everything you need to know about the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Green flag:

1:31 p.m. ET


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10:30 a.m. ET: "NASCAR RaceDay" (FS1)

Noon ET: "FOX NASCAR Sunday" (FOX)

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Midnight ET: "FOX Sports Live" (FS1)

1 a.m. ET: "NASCAR Victory Lane" (FS1) (delayed)

Forecast: Perfect! Party cloudy, high of 75, zero percent chance of rain.

Grand marshal/Command to start engines: Actor Gerard Butler

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Honorary starter/Wave green flag: MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

Honorary pace car driver: WWE star John Cena

Color guard: Patrick Air Force Base Honor Guard

Invocation: Senior Pastor Sonny Gallman of Central Baptist Church in Daytona Beach

Pre-race concert: Florida Georgia Line

National anthem: 82nd Airborne Division Chorus, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Flyover: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Defending race winner/champion: Joey Logano

Front row: Chase Elliott and Matt Kenseth

Starting lineup: