The Daytona 500, which has justly earned the moniker of “The Great American Race,” is held annually at Daytona International Speedway, a location that is just as earnestly referred to as “The World Center of Racing.” This year, in 2020, the 62nd Annual Daytona 500 is scheduled to be held February 16th.
Everyone should experience the majesty of the Daytona 500 at least once in their lifetime. Just sit in those infamous stands and see for yourself why the Daytona 500 is one of the most iconic events in sports.
It all begins with amazing vendors and a pre-race show including famous performers and a flyover by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds that will give you goosebumps. If you opt for Fanzone/Pre-Race Access, you can even get up close and personal during the driver introductions. It’s an interactive experience with driver autographs before the real action begins.
Then, after a rousing rendition of our national anthem, brace yourself for the roar of the engines, the rush of three-wide racing and thrilling finishes! Many NASCAR race fans gather early to camp out in the infield during Speedweek – the nine days leading up to the Daytona 500 filled with racing and other fun stuff. Or, for folks just there for race day, there is free parking and shuttle service – info on each of which can be easily found at daytonainternationalspeedway.com.