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Race Schedule for the 40th annual Daytona 500

6 February 1998

Race Schedule for the 40th annual Daytona 500

Thursday, February 5
6 a.m. Team haulers entry
7 a.m. Registration and technical inspections begin
Friday, February 6
8 a.m. Mandatory rookie meeting
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice
12:30 - 1:25 p.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice
2:30 - 3:25 p.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice
4 - 5 p.m. NASCAR Bud Shootout practice
Saturday, February 7
8 - 8:25 a.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice
8:45 a.m. Drawing to determine order for Bud Pole Qualifying
9 - 9:55 a.m. NASCAR Bud Shootout practice
10 - 10:55 a.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice
2 p.m. Bud Pole Qualifying (2 laps) for front row of Daytona 500
Following NASCAR Bud Shootout practice (time permitting)
Sunday, February 8
9 a.m. Drivers' and Crew Chiefs' meeting for Bud Shootout and qualifying race
11 a.m. Start of Bud Shootout qualifying race
12 p.m. Start of Bud Shootout
Monday, February 9
9 - 10:25 a.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice
1 - 2 p.m. Bud Second-Round Qualifying for NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Tuesday, February 10
9:30 - 10:25 a.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice
12:30 p.m. Bud Qualifying for NACAR Winston Cup Series begins
Wednesday, February 11
9:30 - 10:25 a.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice
TBA NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice, time permitting
Thursday, February 12
10:30 a.m. Drivers' and Crew Chiefs' Meeting for Gatorade 125s
12:30 p.m. Start of Gatorade 125-mile qualifying races for Daytona 500
Friday, February 13
9 - 10 a.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice
TBA NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice following IROC race, time permitting
Saturday, February 14
TBA NASCAR Winston Cup Series final practice, following NAPA Auto Parts 300
Sunday, February 15
10:15 a.m. Drivers' and Crew Chiefs' Meeting for Daytona 500
11:45 a.m. Introduction of drivers for Daytona 500
12:15 p.m. Start of the 40th annual Daytona 500