Who won the Daytona 500? Full results, winner from NASCAR’s 2024 season-opening race

Beware of the Big One.

Thursday’s Daytona’s Duels proved mayhem is but a prerequisite to the proceedings when the Cup Series rolls through Daytona International Speedway.

The Daytona 500 returns to the fore on Monday, 24 hours after rain postponed the race from Sunday, offering fans quite the preview of the incoming NASCAR season.

You never know what to expect when the Cup Series takes place on a superspeedway. Last season, it was Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who captured the famous trophy, thrusting JTG Daughtery — a fairly inconsequential charter team for a great many years — into prominence.

It was a year filled with surprises in 2023. The Daytona 500 sparked such hysterics, with Stenhouse rocketing to the front after one of those iconic multi-car collisions.

What will this year’s competition bring? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for certain: It will be a showcase worth watching.

The Sporting News is tracking live updates from Monday’s race at Daytona International Speedway. Follow below for the highlights and live results from 66th running of The Great American Race.

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Daytona 500 live updates, results, highlights from 2024 race

(All times Eastern)

8:02 p.m.: Video replay indicates that it’s Byron who wins! The No. 24 car is back in victory lane at Daytona!

8:01 p.m.: CAUTION! Final block by Byron sends Chastain spiraling. It’s unclear whether the white flag was out. It’s either Bowman or Byron who picked up the checkered flag.

8:00 p.m.: Byron out in front, followed by Cindric and LaJoie. Just two laps remaining. 

7:59 p.m.: We’re finally back to green. Byron and Chastain pushing hard as we hit three laps remaining.

7:41 p.m.: Eighteen cars involved in the collision. Half of those carriages were eventually taken back into pit road. But it remains to be seen how many will be able to continue.

7:39 p.m.: RED FLAG! You knew it was coming after this wreck. We find ourselves in a bit of a delay.

7:33 p.m.: Bowman lost control, digging into his teammate Byron. The No. 24 then veered into Keselowski, who — alongside Chastain and Logano — had been slaloming left and right to get beyond Chastain. The No. 6 tried to pull off the throttle and avoid getting Logano caught up in the chaos. But it was too late. Now, a trail of debris lies in their wake.

7:30 p.m.: CAUTION! The Big One! Keselowski unable to get beyond his marker as more than a dozen drivers take damage. Chastain survives the mayhem. And with eight laps to go, the tenor of this race is a whole lot different.

7:29 p.m.: Keselowski displaces Logano for a moment, but the No. 22 car returns to the front after a stream of movement. 10 laps to go!

7:28 p.m.: Wallace didn’t get enough fuel to make it to the finish. A wreck feels on the horizon at present. These blocks are getting more and more physical.

7:27 p.m.: Stenhouse is to the lead with 15 remaining. It is tight as can be as the laps dwindle down. Expect to see some serious risks in the final portion of tonight’s race.

7:23 p.m.: Everyone else fills into pit road. 18 laps to go and things are really about to get interesting as the Fords, Chevrolets and Toyotas all meld to create one gleaming armada.

7:22 p.m.: And here come the Fords! Logano and Ragan among those who take a breather on pit road.

7:21 p.m.: Busch, Hamlin and Haley the next cadre of drivers to pit.

7:19 p.m.: Pit stops starting. Ty Gibbs and Riley Herbst among the five drivers to strut into the pits. Now, here comes the Toyotas — save Hamlin.

7:15 p.m.: Tremendous showing by Ragan so far. Hasn’t raced in the Cup Series in two seasons. Now, he’s got a chance at winning the Daytona 500. The No. 60 car for Roush Fenway Keselowski currently sits in P2 with 26 to go, a tenth-of-a-second behind Logano.

7:11 p.m.: Logano has shot out the pack like a cannon! He’s back to the front, surpassing the likes of Busch and Hamlin in the process! 

7:07 p.m.: Busch hits the wall! The No. 8 car attempted to veer in front of Bell to secure P3. He caromed off the inside barrier ass he swerved in. It will be interesting to see if the slight contact causes him any issues going further.

7:05 p.m.: Hamlin still holding strong atop the pack. LaJoie impressing as well. So too is Busch, who is in extraordinary position to pick up his first Daytona win. 39 laps left at Daytona Beach.

6:59 p.m.: Hamlin makes his move, swerving inside then out to usurp LaJoie’s position atop the pyramid. Now, it’s between him and Busch for first. 47 laps to go in this one.

6:57 p.m.: Busch is back! He’s rocketed back into a winning position by keeping his cool amid the tempest of metal goblins that surround him.

6:54 p.m.: LaJoie doing an impressive job keeping the momentum in the higher lane. He’s competing for first alongside Hemric, Allmendinger, Ragan and one Denny Hamlin. 

6:53 p.m.: The current top-three is Allmendinger, Ragan and Hemric. Who would’ve predicted that prior to the race?

6:50 p.m.: Three cars wide with 60 laps to go. Reddick, Allmendinger and Truex are the ones circulating around the top-three at present. Cindric and Wallace have fell off a tad.

6:46 p.m.: We’re back to green one last time! Wallace and Cindric leading things off, although expect Blaney and Reddick to be working hard atop the field as well.

6:43 p.m.: It just hasn’t happened for Busch at Daytona. He frolics through pit road with a loose wheel, forcing him back into his pit.

6:33 p.m.: Blaney outpaces his teammate Cindric on the final lap, capturing the stage victory!

6:27 p.m.: Another Daytona 500 winner has emerged atop the chaos: Team Penske’s Austin Cindric. The No. 2 car currently is jostling for position alongside Busch and his teammate Blaney.

6:20 p.m.: A wave of drivers — led by Wallace — head to pit road. Such and Blaney should get a bit of reprieve up top.

6:16 p.m.: Busch returns to the front! He’s outpaced Wallace and Preece atop the field with 20 laps to go in the stage. Blaney is making a late push to get himself into the action as well.

6:02 p.m.: Logano has been dominant in the second stage, looking every bit like the man who picked up the pole earlier in the week.

5:57 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr. — another iconic driver who has never captured gold at Daytona — is finding his footing after a few tactical adjustments. He’s firmly in the top-ten now, sitting behind Wallace in the lower line.

5:49 p.m.: Berry and Briscoe’s errors ravage the first lane, forcing each car into the middle and furthest lane.

5:48 p.m.: The third line begins to take shape. And it finds a rhythm, with Logano racing out in front. He’s joined by Justin Haley, Chris Buescher and Busch, all of whom have found the momentum.

5:46 p.m.: Larson and Berry will lead off the festivities as Stage 2 gets underway!

5:35 p.m.: Four Hendricks cars are competing for the top spot among. Elliott gets by Busch after the No. 8 car attempts to make a block. Chastain making a late push to get Larson out in front. But it’s Elliott who picks up the Stage 1 win in thrilling fashion!

5:32 p.m.: The No. 10, No. 38, No. 4 and No. 51 cars are slaloming into pit road. David Fagan takes the lead. He’ll attempt to go on 50% throttle and maintain his place atop the totem pole for the final few laps of the stage. Preece making quite the charge behind him, followed by Busch, Byron and Elliott. Will take some doing for Ragan to pick up the stage victory over the likes of his rivals.

5:30 p.m.: Toyota’s pit road strategy didn’t prove as effective. Wallace stalled out as he sought out fuel, holding everyone else up. Busch and his Chevrolet counterparts look slated to get back around those in front of them, among whom include Noah Gragson, Todd Gilliland and Berry.

5:28 p.m.: Chevrolets are flying into pit road, including Elliott and Busch. Blaney’s aggressive approach of trying to acquire fuel has paid off.

5:25 p.m.: Further down the line is Blaney and McDowell. They’re attempting to pick up speed in P32 and P33. However, they just can’t  get all that much speed.

Atop the totem pole stands Elliott, Kyle Busch and Bubba Wallace — three drivers who have never one NASCAR’s signature race.

5:23 p.m.: Elliott takes the lead! The Hendrick Motorsports car finally emerges out of the mire to take P1.

5:19 p.m.: After the front three cars pitted — as well as a slew of other drivers — McDowell, Josh Berry and Chase Elliott are making a play for the crown. Just 20 laps remaining before Stage 1 comes to a close.

5:03 p.m.: Bell, Blaney and Hemric are firing on all cylinders at the front of the pack. 25 laps down, 40 laps to go in Stage 1. If things stay free, those three will have to saunter off the track for oil, though. So things should reshuffle soon enough.

4:52 p.m.: Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney and Daniel Hemric opted to stay out on the track rather than flowing into pit road. They’ll make up three of the first four drivers in the pack as the race returns to its usual lime disposition.

4:48 p.m.: Pit road is open. That’s elicited a steady stream of drivers to filter into and out off the yard as they attempt to top off their fuel tanks.

4:46 p.m.: Slick infield grass looked to have prompted Burton and Hocevar’s cars to slide back onto the track. Mother Nature claims another victim.

4:40 p.m.: CAUTION! Harrison Burton wipes out on the infield grass, colliding hard with fellow youngster Carson Hocevar. Looked like Brad Keselowski bumped into John Hunter Nemechek, starting all the mayhem. Austin Dillon, Ryan Preece, Jimmie Johnson and Kaz Grala also caught up in the action. 

4:38 p.m.: The first five laps have gone about as calmly as expected. Joey Logano and Michael McDowell still retain their front row position. Ross Chastain is attempting to spark a trend by starting up a third lane

4:34 p.m.: The green flag has been waved! We have lift off on perhaps the greatest event in American racing: the Daytona 500!

4:20 p.m.: The Rock is delivering the most famous words in racing:

‘Drivers, start your engines!’

We’re on the brink of greatness.

4:13 p.m.: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson strolling about the track in the customary pace car.

4:07 p.m.: National anthem being sang. We’re precious moments away from liftoff here at Daytona Beach.

3:55 p.m.: Six cars to the rear to start the action: Ryan Blaney, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric and Kaz Grala.

3:30 p.m.: A.J. Allmendinger the first driver to arrive in the weekly driver’s meeting. The image of a lonely Allmendinger surrounded by a cascade of folding chairs has spawned a great few social media users to get off those all important tweets.

3:15 p.m.: Cars are on the grid. Engines will let off their steam in about an hour.

2:45 p.m.: The masses are starting to fill into one of NASCAR’s great colosseums, Daytona International Speedway.

2:33 p.m.: Scary sight occurred on the track not too long ago as two jet driers collided with one another in Turn 1. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. NASCAR dispatched a speedy drying unit to mop up the fuel spillage that resulted from the wreck.

2:30 p.m.: Mother Nature shouldn’t cause too much of a concern for today’s race. The storm system that swept Daytona International in a fog of rain on Sunday has finally subsided.

Daytona 500 starting lineup

Starting pos. Driver Car No. Team
1. Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
2. Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
3. Tyler Reddick 45 23XI Racing
4. Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
5. Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
6. Austin Cindric 2 Team Penske
7. Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
8. Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
9. Carson Hocevar 77 Spire Motorsports
10. John Hunter Nemechek 42 Legacy Motor Club
11. Erik Jones 43 Legacy Motor Club
12. Harrison Burton 12 Wood Brothers Racing
13 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing
14. Zane Smith 38 Front Row Motorsports
15. Ty Gibbs 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
16. Brad Keselowski 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing
17. Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
18. William Byron 5 Hendrick Motorsports
19. Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing
20. Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
21. Ross Chastain 1 Trackhouse Racing
22. Justin Haley 51 Rick Ware Racing
23. Jimmie Johnson 84 Legacy Motor Club
24. Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
25. Ryan Preece 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
26. Kaz Grala 36 Front Row Racing
27. Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
28. A.J. Allmendinger 16 Kaulig Racing
29. Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
30. Josh Berry 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
31. Todd Gilliland 38 Front Row Motorsports
32. Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
33. Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
34. Kyle Busch 8 Richard Childress Racing
35. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
36. Riley Herbst 15 Rick Ware Racing
37. Daniel Hemric 31 Kaulig Racing
38. Noah Gragson 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
39. Anthony Alfredo 62 Beard Motorsports
40. David Ragan 60 Roush Fenway Keselowski RacingDaytona 500 start time

Daytona 500 start time 

  • Start time: 4 p.m. ET

The Daytona 500 was postponed from Sunday to Monday due to rain. The start time is listed as 4 p.m. ET, with the Xfinity Series’ United Rentals 300 set for 11 a.m. ET.

What channel is the Daytona 500 on?

  • TV channel: Fox
  • Live stream: FoxSports.com, Fubo

Fox will handle broadcasting duties for the 2024 Daytona 500, per usual. The booth will be filled with racing luminaries, both in the form of longtime duo Mike Joy (lap-by-lap), Clint Bowyer (analyst), and Kevin Harvick (analyst), as well as guest commentator Larry McReynolds.

The race will also be live-streamed on FoxSports.com, as well as fubo, which offers a free trial.

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