Stage lengths revealed for NASCAR Daytona Speedweeks

NASCAR will use a segment-based race format in 2017

The stages are set for Daytona Speedweeks.The Daytona 500 will be the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event to feature the new for 2017 points-paying competition breaks. The Great American Race will consist of two 60-lap stages followed by an 80-lap showdown to determine a winner.

With the intent of creating more excitement and less complacency throughout the entire season, NASCAR introduced on Monday format changes in which races will be broken into three segments.The changes …

 Stage lengths were also revealed for the season-opening races for both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series at Daytona.

The first and second stages for the Truck Series race will be 20 laps each, with a 60-lap final stage. Stages one and two of the Xfinity Series race have been set at 30 laps, while the final stage will be 60 laps. Standard overtime rules apply for all three divisions.

Stage lengths for the races beyond the Daytona 500 have not yet been made official. In review:

Daytona 500: 60 laps | 60 laps | 80 laps

Daytona Xfinity: 30 laps | 30 laps | 60 laps

Daytona Trucks: 20 laps | 20 laps | 60 laps