Celebrate 4th of July at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Race in Daytona Beach
While you're enjoying fireworks and grilled eats and sporting your red, white and blue, why not celebrate Independence Day with another great American pastime: NASCAR racing. If you're in Daytona Beach to celebrate our nation's anniversary, there's no better place to do this than at the Daytona International Speedway, "the World Center of Racing". This 4th of July weekend get tickets to the best seats in the house for one of the year's most anticipated stock car races. Watch as racecar drivers burn rubber, covering 400 miles and 160 laps to win the coveted NASCAR Cup Series title.
The 4th of July Weekend Schedule at Coke Zero Sugar 400 Race
Before packing the cooler and the kids and heading to Daytona Beach for the holiday weekend, you'll want to figure out what events you won't want to miss at the Daytona International Speedway. Here is the full lineup of daily activities leading up to the much-awaited Coke Zero Sugar 400,
THURSDAY, JULY 4th
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Midway is open
12:00 pm: Pitshop merchandise area open in Midway
1:05 pm - 1:55 pm; 3:05 pm - 3:55 pm: NASCAR Xfinity Series practice
2:05 pm - 2:55 pm; 4:05 pm - 4:55 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice
FRIDAY, JULY 5th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm: NASCAR Racing Experience Ride-Along Program at DAYTONA
11:00 am: Midway and Pitshop merchandise area open
12:00 pm: Guided Garage Tour signup (limited number available)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: NASCAR Xfinity Series Open Garage Tours
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Open Garage Tours
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Live band on main stage in UNOH Fanzone
2:40 pm: NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying
4:10 pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gatorade Qualifying
7:00 pm: Circle K Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola driver introductions
7:30 pm: Circle K Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola (100 Laps, 250 Miles)
The NASCAR open garage offers fans the unique opportunity to see behind the scenes as the racecar legends prepare for the Circle K Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola. Head to the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) Fanzone/Pre-Race Access at the NASCAR tent under the FPL Solar Patio from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm to get a wristband.
There are a limited number of wristbands, which are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those guests with wristbands will be able to enter the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Open Garage from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm on Friday, July 5th. There will also be a NASCAR Xfinity Series Open Garage the same day from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
The NASCAR open garage is the best way to get an up-close and personal view of the drivers as they prepare for the big event. There are VIP autograph sessions throughout the day so don't forget to pack a pen. It's your chance to meet one of your favorite NASCAR drivers and have them sign your memorabilia.
SATURDAY, JULY 6th
8:00 am: NASCAR Racing Experience Ride-Along Program
11:00 am: Pitshop merchandise area open in Midway
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Live Band, Max Impact, on main stage
Have some excited kids in tow? Let them expend that excess pre-race energy at the racetrack's kids areas where they can climb rock walls, jump on trampolines, get their face painted and enjoy other family-friendly activities throughout the day.
Before the race, Warner Music Nashville recording artist Michael Ray will open with a pre-race concert. Fans who purchase the Michael Ray VIP package will enjoy the best seats in the house to watch the live performance and take part in a Q&A with Michael Ray in a Midway suite. Fans who've already purchased tickets to see the Coke Zero Sugar 400 can also upgrade their tickets to get the full Michael Ray VIP experience.
You may also want to stick around after the race, as Daytona International Speedway will light up the sky with the largest fireworks display in Southeast Florida. On your way out don't forget to snap a photo with the Coke Zero Sugar 300 trophy to commemorate your vacation.
If a weekend of NASCAR is exactly what you've been craving this summer, purchase tickets to the highly anticipated Coke Zero Sugar 400, as well as exclusive tours and events at Daytona International Speedway happening all weekend long for the 4th of July. Celebrate Independence Day with NASCAR.
Book Your Coke Zero 400 Daytona Beach Vacation
Only 5 miles from the Daytona International Speedway, Hilton Daytona Beach offers the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a day of NASCAR excitement. Hilton Honors members can enjoy 50 percent off on their Sunday night when they book the Long Weekender package from Friday, July 5th until Monday, July 8th. Non-members can also take advantage of this vacation package and receive 40 percent off Sunday night. Make memories with the family this 4th of July in Daytona Beach.