NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Saturday, Feb. 16, on FOX from Daytona International Speedway is a non-points event featuring 19 drivers competing in three race segments, with elements of the race determined by fan voting.
The Sprint Unlimited begins at 8pm ET Saturday and will be broadcast live by FOX. FOX also airs Daytona 500 qualifying at 1pm ET Sunday. The renamed Sprint Unlimited (formerly the Bud Shootout) returns to its original, 1979 concept with Coors Light Pole winners from last season and previous event winners who participated in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2012. The 19 drivers entered are Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ken Schrader, Tony Stewart and Martin Truex Jr.
The length of the Sprint Unlimited’s three segments was selected by fan voting and will be 30 laps, 25 laps and 20 laps. Fans will have up to the start of the race to vote for the type of pit stop each team must make after the 30-lap first segment: a required four-tire pit stop, a required two-tire pit stop or no stop at all. Fans also have until the start of the second segment to vote for the number of cars that will be eliminated after the segment: none, two, four or six. Fans may vote at www.nascar.com/Sprint or via the NASCAR Mobile ’13 app. (Mobile ’13 votes will count twice.)