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 23, 2014, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season begins with the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach Florida.

Daytona 500 - Event Details

Date: February 23 , 2014 to February 23, 2014

Times: 1:00 pm EST

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

Admission: Tickets range from $65 to $4,000 depending on what package you want. 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: 386-254-2700 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://daytona500.com/

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 1:00 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 2014

  • Thursday Feb 20 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel
  • Friday Feb 21, - Nascar Truck Series 250 mile race
  • Saturday Feb 22, Drive4COPD 300
  • Sunday Feb 23, 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.

Top Earnings

In 1959, Lee Petty won $19,050 for 1st place.  In 2008, Ryan Newman won $1,543,045 for taking the #1 spot at the Daytona 500.

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