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A Guide to Visiting Daytona International Speedway

From racing like the pros to camping in your RV, there's a lot to see and do at the world center of racing in Daytona Beach. With an array of activities from nearby shopping and dining to learning about the history of racing, a visit to Daytona International Speedway is a must for all ages and interests. Check out our guide to Daytona International Speedway, and discover everything you need to know before your visit. 

Annual Biking & Racing Events in Daytona Beach

Whether you're a regular at the prestigious Daytona 500 and other top racing and biking events in Daytona Beach, or you're just here for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, there are plenty of thrilling annual events at Daytona International Speedway throughout the year to attend. Tickets can be purchased online or may be available at the ticket office. Some of the top annual events to check out include:

  • Rolex 24 at Daytona, January
  • Daytona 500, February
  • Daytona 200, March
  • Coke Zero Sugar 400, August
  • Daytona Turkey Run, March & November

Speedway Tours & VIP Tours

Sign up for the Speedway Tours at Daytona International Speedway to get a glimpse of everything the iconic attraction has to offer. These 60-minute tours are given on an open-air tram, and visitors can purchase tickets online or onsite. Notable stops on the tour include the Motorsports Hall of Fame, Pit Shop Retail Store, and a chance to see the Daytona 500 champion car. 

For exclusive access to the NASCAR Archives & Research Center and Press Box, make sure to sign up for the 2.5-hour VIP Tour. This tour gives visitors a true behind-the-scenes experience at Daytona International Speedway. Both the Speedway Tours and VIP Tours include a digital photo package, so you can bring home the memories!

NASCAR Racing Experience

Get ready to test your speed and agility on the race track. The NASCAR Racing Experience allows visitors to drive their very own NASCAR racecar, without an instructor, at Daytona International Speedway. Visitors are able to reserve anywhere from five to 48 minutes of race time. For those who want to experience the thrill of racing without being in the driver's seat, rides around the racetrack with a professional driving instructor are also available. Both experiences are only available on certain dates each month and can be purchased online. 

Motorsports Hall of Fame

Gain a greater appreciation for the sport by learning about the history of racing and the lives of some of the most famous drivers at the Motorsports Hall of Fame. The museum includes a range of exhibits featuring vehicles, memorabilia, video displays, and more. Admission to the Motorsports Hall of Fame is included when you sign up for one of the tours. 

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment at One Daytona

After a day at the racetrack, grab a bite to eat, browse the shops or catch a movie at the new shopping and entertainment complex, One Daytona. Explore more than a hundred businesses including retail stores, restaurants and even a luxury movie theater. Kids will also enjoy the variety of family-friendly activities such as arcade games and splash pads. Make sure to check out One Daytona's calendar of events and catch a live music show or festival! 

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