The Coke Zero 400, formally called the Firecracker 400, is held in Daytona Beach Florida at the Daytona International Speedway and is racing’s biggest Independence Day celebration. This event is held the first weekend of every July and brings with it the Subway Firecracker 250 from the Nationwide Series. In the last few years, it has a record number of close finishes. The high speeds coupled with the concentration of the cars makes this race the most competitive in the series. Tony Stewart is the most recent driver to win the Coke Zero 400 multiple times with four. David Pearson won it six times, three of those consecutively, in the early years of the race. This once-a-year auto-racing experience is one you won’t want to miss. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Coke Zero 400 NASCAR tickets.
2014 Coke Zero 400 Preview
Under the lights of Daytona on July 4, 2014, the Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 will set the tone for the weekends racing events. The Coke Zero 400 on July 5th will also race under the lights of Daytona and is the biggest Independence Day celebration in NASCAR. It is also the biggest fireworks display in the Southeast. Practice starts in the days before and qualifying follows.
In 2013, Kyle Busch won pole position; however it was the winner of the Daytona 500, Jimmie Johnson, that took the checkered flag. Johnson is the first driver since 1982 to win both races in the same year, he lead 94 of the 161 laps, running 402 miles at an average speed of 154.3 MPH in 2:36:30.
Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Address: 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida, 32114
The Coke Zero 400 is held at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl., and this year will mark the 56th running of this July 4th tradition. This race is 400 miles long, done 2.5 miles at a time at an average speed of 154.3 MPH. The track itself is a tri-oval with seating that stretches from turns one and four with center seating in front of pit road and center seating along the back straight in turn two. Seating capacity at Daytona International Speedway is 167,785 screaming fans. The Coke Zero 400 isn’t the only event held at the raceway, there are many major events for racing, Daytona 500, as well as civic gatherings, boat racing, car shows and vehicle testing. Which gives the raceway the title of “World Center of Racing.” Take a look at our Daytona Event Guide for more information.
Pick your own view; every seat has a distinctive vantage point and everyone likes to see something different. Seating at this event is now better than ever. Starting in turn, the grandstands extend across so fans are seated facing pit road and continue through to turn four. If you like watching the last turn to victory, sit in turn four in Oldfield Tower. Like watching pit action or the finish? Get center seat in Campbell Chair. Want to see the start of the race coming right at you? Sit in turn one in Lockhart or Keech Box. There is also seating on the back straight in turn two, Lund and Allison. This section allows the fans to see action coming out of turn one, down the backstretch and going into turn four. When sitting in the lower grandstands, you should wear earplugs and clear glasses. Ladies, tie your hair back, as the wind from the cars comes fast.
NASCAR Race Schedule in Florida
Held on the day before the Daytona 500, the Drive4COPD 300 hits the track for “Big Dream vs. Big Stars.” This is the most respected event to win on the National Series calendar. But before that, Daytona 500 is the NASCAR season opener in February together with the Budweiser Speedweek events.
Coke Zero 400 Event Guide
Is there anything I can't bring into Daytona speedway?
No umbrellas, fireworks, hard-sided coolers or soft-sided cooler larger than 14x14x14 and bags larger than a small lightweight backpack.
Can I rent scanners at Daytona speedway?
Fanvision handsets will be available for rent for $39.99 a day or $49.99 for the weekend.
Does my child need tickets to get into Daytona speedway?
Bring the whole family! Tickets for kids 12 & under are just $10 in all grandstands while supplies last and FREE in Sprint FANZONE when accompanied by a paid adult.