DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.,None - NASCAR drivers will be in Daytona Beach Thursday to officially begin the hype for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Thursday is media day, and more than 40 drivers will be on hand to talk about this year's race season. That includes Danica Patrick, who is registered to race in the Daytona 500 for the first time.
The racing starts this Saturday with the Budweiser Shootout.
The 500 is on February 26.