Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/PEAK Ford, leads the field during the NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2024 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

NASCAR News: NFL to schedule Super Bowl against Daytona 500

The NFL is close to approving and expansion of their schedule to 18 games. Commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly in favor of the idea, which would push the Super Bowl back to the traditional Daytona 500 weekend.

An expansion of the NFL schedule to 18 games would push the Super Bowl back to the third Sunday in February, which would place it on Presidents’ Day weekend, and it would dominate the news all weekend.

Of course, the Daytona 500 has almost always been held on President’s Weekend.

NFL Commissioner Goodell specifically referenced the fact that the Super Bowl’s new date would be Presidents’ Day weekend since many fans would be off from work the next day, meaning the remainder of the NFL schedule would be centered around that date.

We doubt NASCAR would want the Daytona 500 to go head-to-head with the king of all sports, the Super Bowl.

This would likely force NASCAR to move the Daytona 500 off it traditional date Presidents’ Day weekend, with Monday being a holiday, so fans can use that day to travel back home.

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