A new era of NASCAR racing dawned with Monday's announcement of format changes that split races into three segments.
NASCAR announced changes to the race format and points system for the 2017 season during a press conference Monday evening at the Charlotte Convention Center.
The multi-PLATINUM trio Lady Antebellum will perform the pre-race-show prior to the start of the 59th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26, the opening race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
Hooters has joined 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports as a primary sponsor of driver Chase Elliott and the No. 24 Chevrolet team beginning in 2017.