Januray 8, 2014 — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — DAYTONA BEACH, FL — The Thunder is about to invade Daytona.
The Preseason Thunder, that is.
All three NASCAR national series will test at Daytona International Speedway from Thursday, Jan. 9 to Tuesday, Jan. 14. Throughout the weekend, drivers and NASCAR executives will take part in media availabilities. FOX Sports 1 will broadcast Preseason Thunder testing live on Thursday and Friday from 1-5 p.m. ET, and on Saturday, from 3-7 p.m. ET (same day delay).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (All times ET):
On-Track Testing Times:
The test session will run each day from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.
All media interviews take place in the Daytona International Speedway media center.
THURSDAY, JAN. 9
Morning – Tony Stewart, 11 a.m.
Lunch – Kyle Busch, 12:05 p.m.; Jimmie Johnson, 12:20 p.m.; Carl Edwards, 12:35 p.m.;
NASCAR, 12:50 p.m.
Afternoon – Daytona Rising/Hard Hat Tour, 1:15 p .m.
Evening – Jeff Gordon, 5:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 10
Morning – NBC Sports Breakfast with Executive Producer Sam Flood and Jeff Burton, 8:30 a.m.
Lunch – Matt Kenseth, 12:05 p.m.; Dale Earnhardt Jr., 12:20 p.m.; Joey Logano, 12:35 p.m.
Afternoon – NASCAR, 4:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, JAN. 11
Lunch – James Buescher, 12:05 p.m.; Regan Smith, 12:20 p.m.
SUNDAY, JAN. 12
Lunch – Trevor Bayne, 12:05 p.m.; NASCAR, 12:20 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 13
Lunch – NASCAR, 12:05 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 14
Lunch – Jeb Burton, 12:05 p.m.; Matt Crafton, 12:20 p.m.; Ryan Blaney, 12:35 p.m.
The Preseason Thunder Fan Fests are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Saturday, Jan. 11, for the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Drivers will participate in the Fan Fest. Tickets are available at the gate and are $25 per person for Thursday, and $10 for Saturday. Kids 12 & under are free throughout testing.