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Experience the Thrill of Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach

Most motorsport and car enthusiasts wait for all year for the iconic Daytona 500. Now in its 65th year, the Daytona 500 is taking place Presidents' Day weekend - Saturday, February 19, 2023 at none other than the legendary Daytona International Speedway. Start your engines and grab your tickets early to this 500-mile Nascar Cup Series, because you won't want to miss The Great American Race at the "World Center of Racing". Daytona 500 offers the supped-up vacation you're looking for complete with sunshine, warm weather and thousands of fellow racing fans.

Welcome in the Nascar season this February at one of the biggest and most prestigious motorsport races. Watch drivers duke it out on the 2.5-mile long, 500-mile track, as stock cars race along the high banks of this renowned speedway and pit crews scurry to do their job with a victory at stake. Fans from across the US and more than 40 different countries come to Daytona Beach each year to see this race. See for yourself who takes the victory title from 2022 Daytona 500 champ, Austin Cindric.

What's Happening at Daytona 500?

Along with all the thrills of Daytona 500'S three-wide racing, Daytona International Speedway always offers a variety of other activities and entertainment for visitors of all ages.

Then it's time for the moment we've all been waiting for: the Daytona 500. Cheer on your favorite drivers as the rush past you at over 180 miles per hour all vying for chance at the Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 trophy and to stand in the Gatorade Victory Lane. Crack open a cold one and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the speedway as the race comes down to the final stretch.

We know that race fans wait all year for this epic event and if you want to satiate your appetite for all things Daytona before the race, stay connected to the Daytona International Speedway through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to get the latest news on the Daytona 500 and other races and events happening throughout the year.

If you want to witness NASCAR history, make memories with friends and family, and enjoy an action-packed weekend in Daytona Beach, then Daytona 500 will not disappoint. Remember to bring you memorabilia with you to the vendor displays for your favorite driver to autograph.

What is Daytona Speedweeks?

Daytona Speedweeks is happening Friday, February 17, 2023 – Sunday, February 19th, culminating in the moment we've all been waiting for—the Daytona 500. The weeks prior to the biggest race of the year you can whet your appetite with a variety of other racing events including,
  • Bluegreen Vacations Duel races, February 16th
  • CRAFTSMAN Truck Series, February 17th
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series, February 18th
  • The Daytona 500 - February 19th

Tickets to Daytona 500

Grandstand seats tickets as well as camping tickets at to Daytona 500 have sold out just like they have the last six years.. With exclusive packages and VIP tickets offering "meet and greets" with the drivers and pre-race artists, there are a variety of ways to take in the splendor of the Daytona 500 race. Ticket prices start at $170 and you can book your tickets online at the Daytona International Speedway or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

A "Need for Speed" Vacation in Daytona Beach Awaits

Heed the Siren call of engine roars at Daytona Beach, where excitement lies both inside and outside the Daytona International Speedway. After taking in the highly anticipated spectacle of the Daytona 500, it's the perfect time to discover what Daytona Beach has to offer, from delicious local seafood and live entertainment to biking the miles of beautiful beach. Now, Hilton Honors members can experience the Daytona 500 with a special offer on the best available rates for Speed Week. This race only happens once a year so start planning your getaway today.

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