Daytona 500 is held in Daytona Beach Florida and is the first NASCAR Cup Series point race of the season. This event is held every February and has become the most prestige’s of all NASCAR races to win amongst drivers and teams. Daytona is not just a one-day affair; it is a 9-day event filled with auto racing, truck racing, pit challenges and fans from all over can tour the facility prior to the race, meet drivers and be in the pits! Richard Petty’s name is synonymous with the race; he has won the Daytona 500 seven times, the only driver to achieve this feat. Take a look at our page showing the full list of all previous Daytona 500 Winners. All 55 Daytona 500 races have been held in February and in 1998 lights were installed to extend racing into the night. For more information, take a look at our more detailed Daytona 500 History page. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Daytona 500 tickets.
2016 Daytona 500 Preview
NASCAR opens the year every year with its most important race, the Daytona 500. There are nine days of pre-race activities at the Daytona 500, beginning with Budweiser Speedweek, which includes driver’s battling it out for the coveted pole position in the qualifying rounds.
At the 2015 Daytona 500, Joey Logano stole the show, coming from 21st position to win his first Daytona 500. Jeff Gordon made his last appearance at the Great American Race and started form pole. Gordon led the 2015 Daytona 500 for an unbelievable 87 laps, but it was Logano who pulled out the win. Logano’s average speed at the 2015 Daytona 500 was over 160 miles per hour, making it one of the fastest races on record. Check back for a preview of the 2016 Dayton 500 as we near the race.
Check out our Daytona 500 Preview History page for previews of previous Daytona 500 NASCAR races.
Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway Address: 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida, 32114
Daytona 500 is held in Daytona Beach Florida at the Daytona International Speedway, this event has been dubbed “The Great American Race” and was originally held on a stretch of beach and part highway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is a race that is 500 miles long, done 2.5 miles at a time at an average speed of 143.9 MPH. The track itself is a trioval with seating stretching from turns one and four, center seating in front of pit row and the turn two backstretch. Seating capacity at Daytona International Speedway is 167,785 screaming fans. The Daytona 500 isn’t the only event held at the raceway, there are many major events for racing as well as civic gatherings, boat racing, car shows and vehicle testing. Which gives the raceway a second title, “World Center of Racing.” Take a look at our Daytona 500 Event Guide for more information.
Pick your own view; every seat has a different vantage point someone wants. Seating at this event is now better than ever. Seating starts at turn one extends across so fans are seated facing pit row and continues through to turn four. 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 backstretch 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, wear earplugs, clear glasses and ladies tie your hair back, the wind from the cars comes fast.
NASCAR Race Schedule in Florida
On Fourth of July weekend the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero 400 and the Subway Firecracker 250 will take to Daytona International Speedway along with the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. Held on the day before the Daytona 500, the Drive4COPD 300 hits the track for the “Big Dream vs. Big Stars.” This is the most respected event to win on the National Series calendar.
Daytona 500 Event Guide
Is there anything I can't bring into Daytona speedway?
No umbrellas, fireworks, hard-sided coolers or bags larger than a small lightweight backpack.
Can I rent scanners at Daytona speedway?
Fanvision handsets will be available for rent for around $39.99 a day or $49.99 for the weekend.
Does my child need tickets to get into Daytona speedway?
Kids under the age of 12 are FREE!
How can I buy cheap Daytona 500 tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of Daytona 500 tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Daytona 500 ticket prices fluctuate based on demand for the races in the months leading up to the racing season. The Daytona 500 is the biggest NASCAR event of the season, so if you’re looking for cheap tickets you may want to act early. TicketCity has been a source of Daytona 500 tickets for 20+ years!