Thursday, February 10, 2011

Follow along with Media Day at Daytona International Speedway

The 2011 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway kicks off today with Media Day. More than 50 drivers from NASCAR's top three series - Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series - will be available for interviews during the daylong event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

Fans can watch Media Day streamed live from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET on NASCAR.COM and on TV from noon to 3 p.m. on ESPN News. SIRIUS NASCAR Radio will broadcast live throughout the day. Tune into SPEED at 7 p.m. tonight to see an hour-and-a-half special featuring Media Day driver interviews.

Columnist Summer Dreyer will be representing Skirts and Scuffs at Media Day and throughout Speedweeks. Check back with Skirts and Scuffs and follow Summer on Twitter at @SummerDreyer for updates.

The day is broken up into two sessions: a morning session from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

According to NASCAR.com, the following drivers are participating in the morning session: Justin Allgaier, Trevor Bayne, Greg Biffle, Todd Bodine, Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Conway, Austin Dillon, Robby Gordon, Ron Hornaday Jr.,  Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Bobby Labonte,Jason Leffler, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Mark Martin, Paul Menard, Juan Pablo Montoya, Joe Nemechek, Danica Patrick, Nelson Piquet Jr., Regan Smith, Ryan Truex and J.J. Yeley.

The following drivers will participate in the afternoon session: AJ Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose, Dave Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, David Gilliland, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Travis Kvapil, Casey Mears, Ryan Newman, David Ragan, David Reutimann, Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr., Brian Vickers and Michael Waltrip.

The drivers will be looking ahead to Saturday's Budweiser Shootout and Sunday's Daytona 500 Qualifying, as well as next week to the Gatorade Duels on Thursday, Feb. 17, and the season-opening Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Feb. 18; Nationwide Series race Saturday, Feb. 19; and the greatest race of them all, the Daytona 500, on Sunday, Feb. 20.

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