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Everything You Need to Know About the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Race

Every August, the Coke Zero Sugar 400 takes place at the Daytona International Speedway. This prestigious race, which is also the NASCAR regular season's final race, gives every racer one final opportunity to qualify for the NASCAR Cup Series Race Playoffs. Watch the racers fight it out for a chance at victory at this Daytona Beach event! 

Coke Zero Sugar 400 Activities

Having been made the final race of the regular season, the COKE ZERO SUGAR 400 race's importance and significance has gone up considerably. The stakes will be high for drivers with the playoff spots on the line. The racing action, which is expected to be intense, is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

While the race is definitely the highlight, there’s more to do at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 race than you may expect. Here’s what to know before planning your trip to the World Center of Racing! 

Watch the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Race

First on our list of things to do at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 is the most obvious activity: watch the race taking place! These talented racers will spend hours zooming around the 2.5-mile track. So grab your seat, munch on a few snacks, and root for your favorite driver.

Pre-Race Festivities

Even though the race is the highlight of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 event, you’ll want to get there long before the drivers start their engines. You can actually get some behind-the-scenes action at the NASCAR open garage! You’ll have the unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with drivers while they get ready for the big event.

When you purchase pre-race access to this iconic Daytona racing event, you’ll also enjoy live entertainment, get to know the drivers, and sign the start/finish line. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience racing fans do not want to miss!

Visit the Kids’ Area

Adults aren’t the only ones who love car races. Kids love them too! Keep your little ones occupied before the race with a visit to the kids’ area. Complete with face painting, trampolines, and rock climbing, your kids will have loads of fun! Specially priced family ticket packages are available for those with kids under the age of 12.

Stay for the Fireworks

Even though the Coke Zero Sugar 400 isn’t held during Fourth of July weekend anymore, that doesn’t mean they’ve done away with the fireworks! Stick around after the race to watch an incredible firework show light up the night sky.

Coke Zero Sugar 400 FAQs

Do you have questions about the Coke Zero Sugar 400? We have answers!

When Is the Coke Zero Sugar 400?

This year, the Coke Zero Sugar 400 will happen on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The race will start at 7 p.m. and likely end around 10 p.m.

Where Is the Coke Zero Sugar 400?

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 race is held at Daytona International Speedway.

How Many Laps Is the Coke Zero Sugar 400?

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is 160 laps–or 400 miles (640 kilometers)–long.

Who Won the Coke Zero Sugar 400?

In 2021, Ryan Blaney won the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

How Can I Watch the Coke Zero Sugar 400?

Of course, the best way to watch the Coke Zero Sugar 400 is in-person. The Daytona International Speedway sells tickets both online and by phone. Prices start at $49 per adult and $10 per child. Be sure to buy tickets in advance, because they sell out quickly!

If for some reason you can’t come in person, you can also watch the race from home. Watch the race live on your TV on NBC, on NBC.com, or through the NBC app.

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