Most people would think of Feb. 14 as Valentine's Day. But for NASCAR fans, Friday is the start of the 2014 season, with the glorious roar of engines back on the track for Budweiser Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.
The Sprint Cup drivers will prepare not only for an exhibition race, but also for its biggest race of the year. The series' pole-winning drivers from last season will race for bragging rights in the Sprint Unlimited on Saturday, then try for the pole for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, the first step of qualifying for the prestigious race.
The following is a handy guide to television coverage and track events this weekend at Daytona. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.
Friday, Feb. 14:
4 p.m. NASCAR Live, FS1
5 p.m. NSCS Sprint Unlimited Practice, FS1
6 p.m. NASCAR Live, FS1
6:30 p.m. NSCS Final Sprint Unlimited Practice, FS1
7:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1 on 1: Jimmie Johnson
8 p.m. The Day: Daytona Primetime, FS1
9 p.m. Return of the 3, FS1
10 p.m. The Day: Remembering Dale Earnhardt, FS1
12 a.m. The Day: Daytona Primetime (rerun), FS1
1 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
10 a.m. Fox Sports 1 on 1: Jimmie Johnson (rerun) FS1
10:30 a.m. NSCS Practice, FS1
12:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, FS1
1:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, FS1
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, FS1
6:30 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay, FS1
8 p.m. NSCS: Sprint Unlimited, FS1
Sunday, Feb. 16:
12 noon NASCAR Live, FS1
1 p.m. NSCS Daytona 500 Qualifying, FOX
9 p.m. NASCAR Daytona 500 Pole Day, FS1
9:30 p.m. NSCS: Sprint Unlimited (rerun), FS2
Check back with Skirts and Scuffs on Wednesday for the remainder of the Speedweeks TV schedule, leading up to the Daytona 500.