Daytona 500 - Event Details
Date: February 13 , 2016 to February 21, 2016
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
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 2016
- Thursday Feb 18 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Can-Am Duel
- Friday Feb 19, - NextEra Energy Resources 250 mile race
- Saturday Feb 20, Nascar Xfinity Series Opener Powershares QQQ 300
- Sunday Feb 21, 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.
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.)
The Sprint Tower at Daytona Speedway