Daytona International Speedway, 6:45 p.m., Ch. 11

outlook

What: Race 17 of 36

Track: Tri-oval, 2.5 miles

Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps

Last year: Aric Almirola won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened race.

Last week: Kyle Busch won at Sonoma in his fifth Cup race since breaking his right leg and left foot in February.

Fast facts: In the final push of a $400 million renovation, DIS has come close to covering the speedway in energy-absorbing SAFER barriers as track President Joie Chitwood vowed to do after Kyle Busch was injured in February. ... Joey Logano won the season-opening Daytona 500. ... Jeff Gordon is making his final career start at Daytona. He has six Cup victories at the track. ... NASCAR fans will see a changing of the guard when it comes to TV coverage as NBC Sports takes over for Fox.

Next race: Quaker State 400, July 11, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky.

Associated Press