The 2023 Sports Book Awards, in association with The Sunday Times, announce their shortlists

By LoveReading | 28th April 2023

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The 2023 Sports Book Awards, in association with The Sunday Times, announces eleven category shortlists today. The awards exist to highlight the most outstanding sports books of the previous calendar year to showcase their merits and enhance their reputation and profile.

Gary Lineker, Gary Neville, Sue Barker, Alex Scott, Peter Crouch, Gabby Logan, Micah Richards, Steve Thompson, Marcus Rashford, Barry Hearn and Sports Personality of the Year Winner, Beth Mead, are among those nominated for the 2023 Sports Book Awards.

New for this year is the award for New Women’s Sports Writing, which will be named in honour of Vikki Orvice – a brilliant sports journalist who did so much to champion female sports writing.

When commenting on her nomination, Sports Personality of the Year Winner Beth Mead said: ‘I’d like to thank my team at Orion Books for their help and support in bringing this book to life.’ 

The Sports Book Awards are judged by an outstanding academy including The Football Writers’ Association, The Rugby Union Writers’ Club, The Cricket Society, National Literacy Trust, Christine Ohuruogu, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Mark Pougatch, Annie Vernon, Simon Halliday, Jill Douglas and Simon Brotherton.

In addition, a public vote is now open to find the winners in two categories, Autobiography of the Year and Sports Entertainment Book of the Year, at https://sportsbookawards.com/vote/

The 2023 Sports Book Awards in association with The Sunday Times shortlists in full:

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The Sunday Times Autobiography of the Year

Calling the Shot s by Sue Barker 

On Days Like These: My Life in Football by Martin O'Neill

How (Not) To be Strong by Alex Scott 

Boleyn Boy by Mark Noble 

Lioness by Beth Mead 

Barry Hearn: My Life by Barry Hearn 

The First Half by Gabby Logan 

Dear John by John Lloyd with Phil Jones 

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The Children’s Sports Book Prize sponsored by The JP Marland Charitable Trust, in association with the National Literacy Trust

Strong and Tough by Rico Hinson-King (Author) and Nick Sharratt (Illustrator) 

You Can Do It by Marcus Rashford and Carl Anka

Planet Football by Michelle Robinson (Author) and Chris Mould (Illustrator) 

50 Times Football Changed the World by Gary Lineker, Ivor Baddiel and Erica Salcedo (Illustrator)

The Legend of Sparkhill by Moeen Ali and Tanya Aldred 

Ultimate Cricket Superstars by Matt Oldfield and Tanya Aldred 

All to Play For by Eve Ainsworth (Author) and Kirsti Beautyman (Illustrator) 

The Funny Life of Football by James Campbell (Author) and Rob Jones (Illustrator)

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The Heartaches Cricket Book of the Year

Being Geoffrey Boycott by Geoffrey Boycott and Jon Hotten 

Elephant in the Stadium by Arunabha Sengupta 

Crickonomics by Stefan Szymanski and Tim Wigmore

An Island's Eleven: The Story of Sri Lankan Cricket by Nicholas Brookes 

Different Class: The Untold Story of English Cricket by Duncan Stone 

Unveiling Jazbaa: A History of Pakistan Women’s Cricket by Aayush Puthran and Kamila Shamsie

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Cycling Book of the Year

Chased By Pandas by Dan Martin 

Beryl: In Search of Britain's Greatest Athlete by Jeremy Wilson 

Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle by Jody Rosen 

Jan Ullrich: The Best There Never Was by Daniel Friebe 

The Break: Life as a Cycling Maverick by Steve Cummings 

Climbers: How the Kings of the Mountains Conquered Cycling by Peter Cossins 

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Socios.com Sports Entertainment Book of the Year

How to be an Ex-Footballer by Peter Crouch 

Cheers, Geoff!: Tales from the Touchline by Geoff Shreeves 

How to Be a Footballer Manager by Ian Holloway 

BBC Sports Report by Pat Murphy 

The Wood Life: A Not so Helpful How-To Guide on Surviving Cricket, Life and Everything in Between by Mark Wood

The Game by Micah Richards

Square Peg, Round Ball by Ned Boulting 

Touching the Heights by Archie Macpherson 

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Geoff Neal Football Book of the Year, in association with the Football Writers' Association

1999: Manchester United, the Treble and All That by Matt Dickinson

England Football: The Biography by Paul Hayward

The Silence of the Stands by Daniel Gray 

‘Unsuitable For Females’, The Rise of the Lionesses and Women's Football in England by Carrie Dunn

Scheisse! We’re Going Up! by Kit Holden 

Brazil 1970 by Samindra Kunti 

Two Brothers by Jonathan Wilson 

Expected Goals by Rory Smith 

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The Vikki Orvice Award for New Women’s Sports Writing

A Delicate Game by Hana Walker-Brown 

The Year Of The Robin by Jen Offord 

Flares Up by Niamh McAnally 

Between Overs by Michéle Savidge  

A Woman's Game: The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Women's Football by Suzanne Wrack 

The Power of Belief by Beth Shriever and Sarah Juggins

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Rathbones Illustrated Book of the Year

Football Murals by Andy Brassell 

Three Lions On A Shirt by Simon Shakeshaft, Daren Burney and Neville Evans

Old Liverpool FC In Colour by Mark Platt and George Chilvers 

Remarkable Football Grounds by Ryan Herman

Heart of Midlothian, 51 Shirts by Grant Young 

81 - The Year That Changed Our Lives by Steve Perryman and Julie Welch 

The Times World Cup Moments by Henry Winter (Foreword) and Richard Whitehead

The Cup by Richard Whitehead 

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The LoveReading International Sports Book of the Year

The Roger Federer Effect by Simon Cambers and Simon Graf 

Adrenaline by Zlatan Ibrahimovic 

So Help Me Golf: Why We Love the Game by Rick Reilly 

Warrior by Tris Dixon

Intensity: Inside Liverpool FC by Pep Lijnders with James Carroll 

Pulisic: My Journey So Far by Christian Pulisic with Daniel Melamud 

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Francis Clark Rugby Book of the Year, in association with the Rugby Union Writers' Club

Second Sight by Ian McKinley 

Fighting to Speak by Mark Jones and Anthony Bunko 

Scrum Queens by Ali Donnelly 

Steve Hansen: The Legacy by Gregor Paul

Unforgettable by Steve Thompson

World in their Hands: The Story of the First Women’s Rugby World Cup by Martyn Thomas

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Pinsent Masons Sports Writing Award

Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World’s Highest Mountain by Mick Conefrey

Dreaming the Impossible: The Battle to Create a Non-Racial Sports World by Mihir Bose 

The Long Golden Afternoon by Stephen Proctor 

The People's Game by Gary Neville 

My Hidden Race by Anyika Onuora and Jonathan Drennan 

Get It On: How the ‘70s Rocked Football by Jon Spurling 

For more information about the Sports Book Awards 2023, visit http://sportsbookawards.com/

The Sports Book Awards, in association with The Sunday Times will take place at the Kia Oval on 24th May, presented by Mark Pougatch. Tickets for the awards ceremony are available to purchase here .

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Michael Holding took away two awards at the Sunday Times Sports Book Awards ceremony, including Overall Sports Book of the Year, with other winners including David Walsh, Rob Burrow, Marcus Rashford and Danielle Brown.

Holding, the Jamaican former cricketer and Sky Sports cricket presenter, also won the Pinsent Masons Sports Book Writing of the Year award as well as the Overall Sports Book of the Year for Why We Kneel, How We Rise (Simon & Schuster). The ceremony was held at  the Kia Oval in London on 26th May.

Holding’s book, born out of the response to his comments on racism when broadcasting on Sky Sports, previously also won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2021 prize. T hrough the prism of sport and conversations with its legends including Usain Bolt, Adam Goodes, Thierry Henry and Michael Johnson, Holding explains how racism dehumanises people.

It was judged to be the outstanding book in its category by a panel including Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu, BBC La Liga correspondent Guillem Balague, ITV and BT Sport host Seema Jaswal, Sky Sports Boxing’s Adam Smith, ex-European Rugby chairman Simon Halliday and Olympic rowing silver medallist Annie Vernon. 

Ohuruogu said: “Michael Holding’s book has received universal recognition after winning the William Hill Award and is a much deserving winner.”

Speaking from his home in the Cayman Islands, Holding said: “I cannot really say how delighted I am to win these awards. It just shows that people believe in the subject of this book. Hopefully, people will take it on board and it will do the job that I am hoping it will – bring everyone together and have a better world.” 

Other winners on the night included David Walsh, taking home Best Sports Book of the 20th Century for Seven Deadly Sins (Simon & Schuster) and Rob Burrow, who won the Best Sports Autobiography of the Year Award for Too Many Reasons to Live (Macmillan). 

Children’s Sports Book of the Year, presented in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, was shared by former Arsenal footballer and football pundit Ian Wright who teamed up with Musa Okwonga to write Striking Out (Scholastic), and Danielle Brown for Run Like a Girl (Button Books).

The full list of winners:

The Sunday Times Autobiography of the Year 

Too Many Reasons to Live , Rob Burrow (Macmillan) 

Children’s Sports Book of the Year, in association with the National Literacy Trust

Run Like a Girl , Danielle Brown (Button Books) and Striking Out , Ian Wright, Musa Okwonga & illustrated by Benjamin Wachenje (Scholastic) 

The Heartaches’ Cricket Book of the Year

Who Only Cricket Know , David Woodhouse (Fairfield Books) 

Cycling Book of the Year

Desire, Discrimination, Determination – Black Champions in Cycling , Dr Marlon Moncrieffe (Rapha) 

Illustrated Book of the Year

Toon In! , Michael Payne (Vision Sports Publishing) 

Fitzdares International Autobiography of the Year

Always Believe , Olivier Giroud with Dominique Rouch (Pitch Publishing) 

Arbuthnot Latham Rugby Book of the Year , in association with The Rugby Union Writers’ Club

The Flying Prince , Hugh Godwin (Hodder & Stoughton) 

Sports Entertainment Book of the Year

The Champ & The Chump , James McNicholas (Headline) 

Sports Performance Book of the Year

Stronger, Poorna Bell (Bluebird) 

Pinsent Masons Sports Writing Award

Why We Kneel, How We Rise , Michael Holding (Simon & Schuster) 

Football Book of the Year, in association with the Football Writers’ Association

Barça – The inside story of the world’s greatest football club , Simon Kuper (Short Books) 

Bestselling Sports Book of the Year

You Are a Champion , Marcus Rashford and Carl Anka (Macmillan Children’s Books) 

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Sports Book Awards, the judging academy have selected previous winners to showcase the best sports books of the 21st century.

The judging academy of the sports book awards, in association with the sunday times, have identified the most qualified previous winners to showcase the best sports books of the 21 st century to date., muhammad ali, sir alex ferguson, and shane warne feature in a brilliant list of books to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of the sports book awards., the 20 th  sports book awards, in association with the sunday times, are to take place at the kia oval on the evening of thursday 26 th  may. a public vote is now open at sportsbookawards.com to find the overall best sports book of the 21 st century..

The Sports Book Awards in association with The Sunday Times is a major annual promotion for sports writing and publishing. The awards exist to highlight the most outstanding sports books of the previous calendar year, to showcase their merits, and to enhance their reputation and profile. Shortlists in 11 award categories will be announced 5 th May. In addition, to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of the Sports Book Awards, the judging academy have selected previous winners to showcase the best sports books of the 21 st century.

The best sports books of the 21 st century have been chosen by The Sports Book Awards Judging Academy, which, over the last 20 years, has featured Sir Michael Parkinson, Sir Andrew Strauss, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan, Martin Johnson, Lawrence Dallaglio, The Football Writers’ Association, The Rugby Writers, Sir Tim Rice, Dame Katherine Grainger, and the late Bob Willis.

Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig, My Autobiography by Sir Alex Ferguson and On Warne by Gideon Haigh feature on the incredible list of 20 great sporting titles.

There are 7 football-related books on the list, including Back from the Brink by Paul McGrath, A Life Too Short chronicling Ronald Reng’s tragic suicide, Adrian Tempany’s account of the Hillsborough disaster, And the Sun Shines Now , Michael Calvin’s The Nowhere Men , Jonathan Wilson’s Inverting The Pyramid , Ken Bensinger’s Red Card, and My Autobiography by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Michael Calvin has also been nominated with Proud , which he wrote with former Wales and British Lion Captain Gareth Thomas. Other rugby books include Brian Moore’s Beware of the Dog , Ben Ryan’s Sevens Heaven, and Tom English’s The Grudge about the Calcutta Cup.

Anna Krien’s Night Games features alongside two of last year’s outstanding Sports Book Awards winners The Moth and the Mountain by Ed Caesar and Born Fighter by Ruqsana Begum.

Harold Larwood by Duncan Hamilton, Cricket 2.0 by Freddie Wilde and Tim Wigmore and On Warne by Gideon Haigh are the cricket books selected.

Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh and Matthew Syed’s Bounce complete the best sports books of the 21 st century list.

A public vote to find the overall best sports book of the 21 st century from the 20 titles is now open on the Sports Book Awards website. Please visit www.sportsbookawards.com to vote for your favourite.

The book with the most votes will be announced on the night of the Sports Book Awards in association with The Sunday Times Gala Dinner at the Kia Oval on the evening of the 26 th of  May.

Full list of titles for the best sports book of the 21 st century: Back from the Brink by Paul McGrath Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson Harold Larwood by Duncan Hamilton Beware of the Dog by Brian Moore The Grudge by Tom English Bounce by Matthew Syed A Life Too Short by Ronald Reng Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh On Warne by Gideon Haigh My Autobiography by Alex Ferguson The Nowhere Men by Michael Calvin Proud by Gareth Thomas & Michael Calvin Night Games by Anna Krien And The Sun Shines Now by Adrian Tempany Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig Born Fighter by Ruqsana Begum Sevens Heaven by Ben Ryan Red Card by Ken Bensinger Cricket 2.0 by Tim Wigmore & Freddie Wilde The Moth & The Mountain by Ed Caesar

The Sports Book Awards in association with The Sunday Times – List of Awards 2022:

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With journalist Ed Hawkins, Michael Holding writes of his personal guilt at rolling with the racist punches throughout his career as a devastating West Indies fast bowler and erudite TV pundit. His book takes in moments in black history, education and pop culture and is peppered with interviews with sporting superstars from Usain Bolt to Naomi Osaka. His rallying cry of a conclusion tells us never again will he see racism as “someone else’s problem”. The language is raw,

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'Rugby is great for the soul,' he writes, 'but terrible for the body.' Rugby hurts. It demands mental resilience and resistance to pain. It explores character, beyond a capacity to endure punishment. Dylan Hartley, one of England's most successful captains, tells a story of hard men and harsh truths. From the sixteen-year-old Kiwi who travelled alone to England, to the winner of ninety-seven international caps, he describes with brutal clarity the sport's increasing demand on players and the toll it takes on their mental health, as well as the untimely injury that shattered his dreams of leading England in the 2019 World Cup. The Hurt is rugby in the raw, a unique insight into the price of sporting obsession. 'Few have had more twists and turns in a pro rugby career' Robert Kitson, Guardian ' Anyone who cares about the game, in which he won 97 caps for England and played 250 times for Northampton, should read Hartley's book' Don McRae, Guardian The Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year, December 2020

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What channel is the Daytona 500 on Monday? TV, streaming for rescheduled 2024 NASCAR race

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No surprise here. NASCAR moved the Daytona 500 from Sunday to 4 p.m. Monday due to rain in Daytona Beach .

It will now be part of a doubleheader with the Xfinity Series after the United Rentals 300 was pushed from Saturday to Monday. The Daytona Xfinity race got pushed back again from a morning start to 9 p.m.

Rain has caused issues all weekend at Daytona International Speedway — from Cup Series qualifying to the ARCA 200 and pretty much everything else. Entering Sunday, there was a 90% chance of rain throughout the day. That came true.

Such is life in Florida.

So while drivers and fans alike figure out how to spend the delay, make sure you’re prepared. Here is how to watch the rescheduled Great American Race .

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When is the 2024 Daytona 500 ?

  • When: 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19
  • Where: Daytona International Speedway

Coverage of the 2024 Daytona 500 is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. with the green flag set to drop about 4:30 p.m.

How can I watch the 2024 Daytona 500?

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The Daytona 500 will air on Fox. Mike Joy will be the main announcer, with Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick serving as analysts from the booth, Larry McReynolds and Michael Waltrip contributing and Jamie Little, Regan Smith and Josh Sims reporting from pit road.

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Who performed at the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show? Here's a full list of performers

By Aliza Chasan

Updated on: February 12, 2024 / 6:07 PM EST / CBS News

Usher  headlined the  Super Bowl LVIII halftime show in Las Vegas — but he wasn't the only performer football fans got to see singing as part of festivities surrounding the 2024 big game . There were also a few surprise guests in store.

Before the  Kansas City Chiefs  and the  San Francisco 49ers   faced off  on the field,  pregame performers  included Reba McEntire singing the national anthem, Andra Day and Post Malone. 

Who performed in the Super Bowl halftime show for 2024?

Usher's performance  at the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show was first announced in September. 

"It's an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can't wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they've seen from me before," Usher said at the time. 

Usher performs at Super Bowl LVIII

In  an interview  on CBS "Sunday Morning," he said it's a moment he's dreamed of for most of his professional life.

"You know, everybody says they want to win a Grammy, or they want to win an Oscar, or a Tony, or an Emmy. A Super Bowl is something that everybody wants to play," he said. "And here it is. It happened."

The eight-time Grammy winner has been a hot ticket in Las Vegas for the past year with a residency that surpassed all expectations, and he says the greats who've come before him are always on his mind.

"I mean the history of African Americans who had to perform here and couldn't go through the actual casinos… now, to be here, the residency, it's like, man. What a whirlwind," he said.

Usher performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

In an interview with "CBS Mornings" co-host Gayle King , Usher shared a piece of advice he got from JAY-Z,  the Super Bowl's live music entertainment strategist.

"He left it to me to, you know, make sure that I didn't miss the culture. That's the one thing that he said. 'You know, we're doing this for the culture,'" Usher said. "'I want you to play the ones that we — that we love, that we know you for. Give 'em the moments that they, you know, look forward to seeing,'" like, 'Go for the culture.' And I'm like, 'All right, I got you.'"

Shaheem Sanchez also performed an American Sign Language rendition of the halftime performance. In late January, the NFL announced that Tiësto would be the "first in-game DJ" for the Super Bowl. The Associated Press reported on Friday Tiësto  has withdrawn  from performing at Sunday's Super Bowl due to an undisclosed family matter.

Usher previously appeared at the Super Bowl as a guest during the  Black Eyed Peas' halftime show  in 2011. 

Usher joined by special guests at Super Bowl halftime show

Usher was not alone on his big night. 

Alicia Keys joined the singer as a special guest in the halftime show, starting off with her hit "If I Ain't Got You" before they launched into their 2004 duet "My Boo." 

Usher and Alicia Keys during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

H.E.R also joined Usher to play a guitar solo on his smash hit, "Burn," as well as on "Bad Girl."

H.E.R. performs during the Apple Music Halftime Show of Super Bowl LVIII

Usher appeared in roller skates as he performed his chart topper "OMG" with will.i.am. 

Lil Jon later hit the stage for a performance of "Turn Down for What," and "Yeah!" alongside rapper Ludacris. 

Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

Who sang the national anthem at the 2024 Super Bowl?

Country music icon and Grammy Award winner Reba McEntire  sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl. While this was McEntire's first-ever Super Bowl performance, she told "CBS Mornings" that she's been singing the national anthem for decades, so she said she felt comfortable getting ready. 

"You just warm up like you do a concert and sing it about five or six times, and get in there, and do it," McEntire said. 

"This ain't my first rodeo! I'd never have imagined when I sang the anthem at the National Finals Rodeo 50 years ago that I'd be singing it today at the Super Bowl," she said Sunday ahead of the game.

McEntire walked into Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl about 3 1/2 hours before kickoff Sunday wearing a puffy, gray faux fur coat and holding hands with her partner, Rex Linn. 

Flag-bearing service members stood behind McEntire as she sang the national anthem, as jets flew over Allegiant Stadium.

Reba McEntire performs the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LVIII

McEntire wasn't the only one singing before the game kicked off. Rapper Post Malone performed "America the Beautiful" while playing guitar, and singer Andra Day took the stage for "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which is often referred to as the Black national anthem, as part of the pregame performances. 

"Peace & Blessings!!! Performing the Anthem at the SuperBowl yall! Grateful! Thank You God," Day said  in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

Andra Day performs at Super Bowl LVIII

There were also American Sign Language performances for each song. Actor Daniel Durant, who started in the film "CODA,"  performed the national anthem in ASL. Actress, model and dancer Anjel Piñero signed "America the Beautiful;" and Shaheem Sanchez , actor and choreographer, signed "Lift Every Voice and Sing" as well as Usher's halftime show.

Full list of Super Bowl performers for 2024

  • Usher  - The singer headlined the halftime show, joined by Alicia Keys, H.E.R., will.i.am, Ludacris, Lil Jon and more.
  • Alicia Keys - The singer appeared as a special guest performing with Usher during the halftime show.
  • Jermaine Dupri  - The rapper and singer appeared as a special guest performing with Usher during the halftime show.
  • H.E.R - The singer appeared as a special guest performing with Usher during the halftime show.
  • Lil Jon - The rapper appeared as a special guest performing with Usher during the halftime show.
  • Ludacris - The rapper appeared as a special guest performing with Usher during the halftime show.
  • will.i.am - The rapper and singer-songwriter appeared as a special guest performing with Usher during the halftime show.
  • Reba McEntire - The country music icon sang the national anthem during her first-ever Super Bowl performance . 
  • Daniel Durant - The actor signed the national anthem in an American Sign Language performance.
  • Post Malone - The rapper sang "America the Beautiful."
  • Anjel Piñero - The actress, model and dancer signed "America the Beautiful" in an American Sign Language performance.
  • Andra Day - The singer performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing." 
  • Shaheem Sanchez - The actor and choreographer signed "Lift Every Voice and Sing" in an American Sign Language performance. Later, Sanchez performed a sign language rendition of the halftime performance. 

Earlier, Tiësto was slated to DJ a player warm-up and during featured breaks within the Super Bowl, but the Associated Press  reported  on Friday that he withdrew due to an undisclosed family matter.

Super Bowl LVIII  aired  on CBS and Nickelodeon and streamed   on Paramount+ on Sunday, Feb. 11, from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Aliza Chasan is a digital producer at 60 Minutes and CBSNews.com. She has previously written for outlets including PIX11 News, The New York Daily News, Inside Edition and DNAinfo. Aliza covers trending news, often focusing on crime and politics.

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2024 Daytona 500: Lineup, start time, race preview, picks, predictions, how to watch NASCAR's opening race

40 drivers are set to write another chapter in the history of the biggest and most prestigious race in nascar.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There are a few select places in the entire world that are unmistakably associated with pushing the capabilities of the automobile to their absolute maximum. Say the word Daytona, and the sights and sounds that come to mind are etched into the American canon. More than a century's worth of racing started on the beach and later turned into one of the most famous racetracks in the world, and its greatest race of all.

This year marks the 66th edition of the Daytona 500, the sport's kickoff to the season and the biggest event of the year. The 40 drivers competing will race 500 miles over 200 laps to determine this year's champion.

The race was moved from its typical Sunday afternoon slot to Monday because of heavy rain. Weather has been a big issue all week as the Xfinity Series race scheduled for Saturday was also pushed to Monday. The rain has played a big factor in this race of late with three postponements happening since 2012. 

Joey Logano sits in pole position this year after coming up just short in 2023 to Ricky Stenhouse Jr. He previously won the race back in 2015 and hopes to kick off this season with a bang. Meanwhile, Denny Hamlin, who is a three-time winner of this competition, starts eighth. Plus, Jimmie Johnson, who won in 2006 and 2013, returns and starts 23rd . 

"There's only so much a driver can do, so I'm really proud of them. It's a big win for our team," Logano said after winning the pole on Wednesday. "Finally, someone else wins the pole -- that part feels good. I've never even been close to a superspeedway pole before, so my first pole on a speedway couldn't be at a cooler event than the Daytona 500."

Let's take a closer look at what fans can expect once the green flag waves Monday before getting to a prediction and expert pick on who enters the winner's circle.

How to watch the Daytona 500

Date: Monday, Feb. 19 Location: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Florida Start time:  4 p.m. ET TV: Fox Live stream : fubo ( try for free )

What to watch

  • The foundation of the prestige of the Daytona 500 is the names of auto racing greats who have been skilled and fortunate enough to take the checkered flag through the years: Lee Petty, Junior Johnson and Fireball Roberts in the early days, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough and David Pearson later on, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. more recently -- and many, many more. But just as it has been hoisted by legends of stock car racing -- as well as international racing icons like Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt -- the Harley J. Earl Trophy has also been held aloft by humble and unlikely heroes. Historically, that meant the occasional upset win by drivers like Pete Hamilton, Derrike Cope, Michael Waltrip and Trevor Bayne. But that subset of Daytona 500 winners that only saw a new addition every so often has quickly proliferated over the past three years. Each of the last three Daytona 500 champions have come from out of the pack, with longtime journeyman Michael McDowell and rookie Austin Cindric taking their first career NASCAR Cup Series wins in this race in 2021 and 2022 respectively before Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took the checkered flag last year to earn only his third Cup Series win and his first in six years. One of the consequences of that has been that it has several of NASCAR's biggest stars and former champions from adding Daytona 500 crowns to their resumes: Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson are all winless in this race, with Busch and Truex on the cusp of nearly 20 years of trying to win and never succeeding. Likewise, defending Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney is also seeking his first Daytona 500 win after several close calls before. Blaney has finished second in this race twice -- including by inches in 2020 -- and has come off Turn 4 with a shot to win three times since 2017. Blaney is among the favorites again this year, and he is looking to become the first driver to win the Daytona 500 the year after winning the Cup championship since Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett did so in 2000. But he and several other contenders will have to come from the back after a massive accident in Thursday night's Duel qualifying races destroyed Blaney's primary car and forced him and others like Busch and William Byron to backup cars.
Trouble in the tri-oval! @Blaney climbs from the vehicle safely after this crash in Duel No. 2! pic.twitter.com/oKffQcU4Zp — NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 16, 2024
  • The early results of Speedweeks in Daytona have offered a considerable glimpse into the performance of two new body types in the Cup Series this season, the Ford Mustang Dark Horse and the Toyota Camry XSE. The new version of the Mustang got everyone's attention in time trial qualifying on Wednesday, with Joey Logano and Michael McDowell taking the front row starting spots and ending a streak of more than 10 years of Daytona 500 poles for Chevrolet. The single-car speed of the Camry XSE seemed much more suspect, as not a single Toyota managed to qualify inside the top 20. However, the performance of Toyota in racing conditions suggested that concerns following qualifying were overblown: Toyota swept the Duel qualifying races on Thursday night, with Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell winning their respective races with last-lap passes. Those developments have somewhat overshadowed the performance of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the lone returning body style from the 2023 season. However, the bowtie brigade boasts the defending Daytona 500 champion, as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. looks to become the second driver to win back-to-back 500s in the past five years.
  • Some of the other storylines in the field center around NASCAR's biggest stars and all-time great drivers who have a stake in both the Daytona 500 and NASCAR history at hand. Denny Hamlin is looking to become only the third driver in history to win this race more than three times, and a fourth victory would tie him for second all-time with Cale Yarborough. Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, who is becoming the first driver to ever make a Cup start after being named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, can also move out of a tiebreaker with Yarborough for sixth on NASCAR's all-time wins list should he earn his third Daytona 500 win and the 84th of his Cup career overall. Either accomplishment for Hamlin and Johnson would be a fitting tribute to Yarborough, one of NASCAR's greatest drivers ever, who passed away during the offseason at the age of 84. Another driver with something at stake is Joey Logano, the 2015 Daytona 500 champion and this year's polesitter. Should Logano earn his second Daytona 500 win, he would become the first driver to win the 500 from the pole since Dale Jarrett in 2000.

Daytona 500 starting lineup

  • #22 - Joey Logano
  • #34 - Michael McDowell 
  • #45 - Tyler Reddick
  • #20 - Christopher Bell
  • #9 - Chase Elliott
  • #2 - Austin Cindric
  • #48 - Alex Bowman
  • #11 - Denny Hamlin
  • #77 - Carson Hocevar (R)
  • #42 - John Hunter Nemechek
  • #43 - Erik Jones
  • #21 - Harrison Burton
  • #99 - Daniel Suarez
  • #71 - Zane Smith (R)
  • #54 - Ty Gibbs
  • #6 - Brad Keselowski
  • #5 - Kyle Larson
  • #24 - William Byron
  • #17 - Chris Buescher
  • #14 - Chase Briscoe
  • #1 - Ross Chastain
  • #51 - Justin Haley
  • #84 - Jimmie Johnson
  • #23 - Bubba Wallace
  • #41 - Ryan Preece
  • #36 - Kaz Grala
  • #19 - Martin Truex Jr.
  • #16 - A.J. Allmendinger
  • #7 - Corey LaJoie
  • #4 - Josh Berry (R)
  • #38 - Todd Gilliland
  • #12 - Ryan Blaney +
  • #3 - Austin Dillon
  • #8 - Kyle Busch
  • #47 - Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • #15 - RIley Herbst
  • #31 - Daniel Hemric
  • #10 - Noah Gragson
  • #62 - Anthony Alfredo
  • #60 - David Ragan

Failed to qualify: B.J. McLeod, J.J. Yeley

Pick to win

Brad Keselowski (+1200) -- The last five Daytona 500s have all seen Keselowski be a factor late in the race, and in each of the past three in particular he has been at the front with a chance to win in the final laps. He has also led the most laps in this race two years in a row, and his RFK Racing team has only gotten better since last year's 500 – As evidenced by last August's race at Daytona when Keselowski pushed teammate Chris Buescher to the win.

There is always a focus on which veteran drivers are still looking for their first Daytona 500 win, but compared to Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., I think Keselowski is best positioned to finally win "The Great American Race" and end his winless streak dating back to Talladega in 2021.

So who wins the 2024 Daytona 500? And which longshot has the potential to stun NASCAR?  Visit SportsLine now to see the 2024 NASCAR at Daytona picks and best bets from a NASCAR insider who called Chastain and Suarez's breakthrough wins in 2022, and find out.

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Heavy rain at Daytona International Speedway has forced NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday to be postponed for a day.

NASCAR Cup Series drivers are scheduled take the track for the 66th annual Daytona 500 on Monday afternoon as they look to etch their name in history and lift the Harley J. Earl Trophy in victory lane.

It will be an all Ford front row with two former Daytona 500 winners pacing the field. Joey Logano, the 2015 winner, won the pole Wednesday night. The two-time Cup Series champion will start alongside 2021 Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell.

Thursday night's Daytona Duel winners will start on Row 2. Tyler Reddick starts third to lead the Toyota contingent, followed by fellow Toyota driver Christopher Bell. Chase Elliott , the 2020 Cup Series champion, starts fifth, the best of the Chevrolet drivers.

Here is all the information you need to get ready for the 2024 Daytona 500, the season-opener of the NASCAR Cup Series:

What time does the 2024 Daytona 500 start?

Saturday's Xfinity Series opener  was also rained out . It's been  rescheduled for Monday at 11 a.m.  The 2024 Daytona 500 is now scheduled to start on Monday after the conclusion of the Xfinity series race, sometime around 4 p.m. ET at Daytona International Speedway.

What TV channel is the 2024 Daytona 500 on?

The Daytona 500 will be broadcast on Fox.

Will there be a live stream of the 2024 Daytona 500?

The Daytona 500 can be live streamed on the  FoxSports website  and on the FoxSports app. 

What is the weather forecast for the Daytona 500?

After rain is expected to leave the Daytona area early Sunday evening, the forecast calls for clearing skies on Monday with temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s throughout the day.

How many laps is the 2024 Daytona 500?

The race is 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway for a total of 500 miles.

The race will feature three segments (laps per stage) — Stage 1: 65 laps; Stage 2: 65 laps; Stage 3: 70 laps.

Who won the Daytona 500 last year?

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. edged 2022 NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano in double overtime to win the 2023 Daytona 500 , notching his third career Cup victory and first since he won the Daytona summer race in 2017.

What is the lineup for the 2024 Daytona 500?

Here is the lineup, with car number in parentheses and manufacturer:

1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford

2. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford

3. (45) Tyler Reddick, Toyota

4. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota

5. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet

6. (2) Austin Cindric, Ford

7. (48) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet

8. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota

9. (77) Carson Hocevar, Chevrolet

10. (42) John Hunter Nemechek, Toyota

11. (43) Erik Jones, Toyota

12. (21) Harrison Burton, Ford

13. (99) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet

14. (71) Zane Smith, Chevrolet

15. (54) Ty Gibbs, Toyota

16. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford

17. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet

18. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet

19. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford

20. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford

21. (1) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet

22. (51) Justin Haley, Ford

23. (84) Jimmie Johnson, Toyota

24. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota

25. (41) Ryan Preece, Ford

26. (36) Kaz Grala, Ford

27. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota

28. (16) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet

29. (7) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet

30. (4) Josh Berry, Ford

31. (38) Todd Gilliland, Ford

32. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford

33. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet

34. (8) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet

35. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet

36. (15) Riley Herbst, Ford

37. (31) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet

38. (10) Noah Gragson, Ford

39. (62) Anthony Alfredo, Chevrolet

40. (60) David Ragan, Ford

The week’s bestselling books, Feb. 25

Southern California Bestsellers

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Hardcover fiction

1. The Women by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press: $30) An intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided.

2. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride (Riverhead: $28) The discovery of a skeleton in Pottstown, Pa., opens out to a story of integration and community.

3. The Book of Love by Kelly Link (Random House: $31) Three teenagers become pawns in a supernatural power struggle in the author’s long-awaited debut novel.

4. North Woods by Daniel Mason (Random House: $28) A sweeping historical tale focused on a single house in the New England woods.

5. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf: $28) Lifelong BFFs collaborate on a wildly successful video game.

6. The Bee Sting by Paul Murray (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $30) A family comes apart, financially and otherwise, in post-crash Ireland.

7. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper: $32) The story of a boy born into poverty to a teenage single mother in Appalachia.

8. Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar (Knopf: $28) An orphaned son of Iranian immigrants embarks on a remarkable search for a family secret.

9. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday: $29) In the 1960s, a female chemist goes on to be a single parent, then a celebrity chef.

10. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (Harper: $30) At a Michigan orchard, a woman tells her three daughters about a long-ago romance.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. The Creative Act by Rick Rubin (Penguin: $32) The music producer’s guidance on how to be a creative person.

2. The Wager by David Grann (Doubleday: $30) The story of the shipwreck of an 18th century British warship and a mutiny among the survivors.

3. How to Know a Person by David Brooks (Random House: $30) The New York Times columnist explores the power of seeing and being seen.

4. Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions by Ed Zwick (Gallery Books: $29) The filmmaker’s dishy, behind-the-scenes look at working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

5. A Murder in Hollywood by Casey Sherman (Sourcebooks: $27.99) The story of Lana Turner and her daughter, who finally stood up to the abuse that plagued their family for years.

6. Atomic Habits by James Clear (Avery: $27) The self-help expert’s guide to building good habits and breaking bad ones via tiny changes in behavior.

7. Alphabetical Diaries by Sheila Heti (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $27) A record of the author’s thoughts across 10 years, rearranged into sentences from A to Z.

8. Prequel by Rachel Maddow (Crown: $32) The MSNBC anchor chronicles the fight against a pro-Nazi American group during World War II.

9. Democracy Awakening by Heather Cox Richardson (Viking: $30) A people’s history of the rise of U.S. authoritarianism and its resisters.

10. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne: $23) A modern fable explores life’s universal lessons through four archetypes.

Paperback fiction

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury: $19)

2. Trust by Hernan Diaz (Riverhead: $17)

3. Bride by Ali Hazelwood (Berkley: $19)

4. Horse by Geraldine Brooks (Viking: $28)

5. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Anchor: $18)

6. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Penguin: $18)

7. Normal People by Sally Rooney (Crown: $17)

8. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda (New Directions: $12)

9. Big Swiss by Jen Beagin (Scribner: $17)

10. Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo (Grove Press: $17)

Paperback nonfiction

1. All About Love by bell hooks (Morrow: $17)

2. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi (Picador: $20)

3. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (TarcherPerigee: $19)

4. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (Vintage: $18)

5. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House: $20)

6. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. (Penguin: $19)

7. How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illus.) (Parallax Press: $10)

8. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen: $13)

9. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Modern Library: $11)

10. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Vintage: $17)

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