Daytona 500

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The Daytona 500 is the most popular event in motorsports and has traditionally been a sell out since the inaugural event in 1959.  On February 18, 2018, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season begins with the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach Florida.

Daytona 500 - Event Details

Date: February 10 , 2018 to February 18, 2018

Times: 2:00 pm EST

Location: Daytona International Speedway,   1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Admission: Tickets prices vary, check website for details. There are multi day packages, RV packages, Fanzone, Green Club Flag, and many other options with hotels, car rentals, and more.

Daytona 500 Ticket Office: 1-800-PIT-SHOP Ticket Office Fax: 386-947-6866 Ticket Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST Monday through Sunday Ticket Office Phones Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week

Contact: Daytona International Speedway Address: 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Phone: 1-800-PIT-SHOP


Daytona International Speedway

Daytona Super Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

The Daytona 500 is a 200 lap, 500 mile race.  The start time is set for 2:00 pm.  The winner of the Daytona 500 receives the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane, and the winning car is displayed for one year at Daytona 500 Experience, a museum and gallery next to the Daytona International Speedway.

Schedule for the Speedweek 2018

  • Thursday Feb 15 -Can-Am Duel
  • Friday Feb 16, -  NextEra Energy Resources 250
  • Saturday Feb 17, Powershares QQQ 300
  • Sunday Feb 18, Daytona 500

Qualifying for the Daytona 500

Qualifying is unique for the Daytona 500. Some teams must race their way into the Daytona 500 field but since 2005, all exempt teams (the top 35 teams of the previous year in owner points) are guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500. The first row is set by one round of qualifying which is held one week before the race.

Multiple Victories at the Daytona 500

Richard Petty is the top multiple winner for the Daytona 500.  He won 7 Daytona 500s in 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, and 1981.

Need for Speed

Over the years, the average speed has ranged from 124 miles per hour (1960) to 177 miles per hour (1980.)

Daytona International Speedway Tower

The Sprint Tower at Daytona Speedway