Guide to NASCAR Speedweeks: Racing Season Begins in Daytona Beach
For racing fans everywhere, the most wonderful time of the year begins in February at the World Center of Racing. A thrilling schedule filled with high adrenaline racing events, otherwise known as NASCAR Speedweeks presented by AdventHealth, kicks off the racing season in Daytona Beach. Plan your riveting racing vacation with our guide to Speedweeks.
The Venue: Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR Speedweeks will take place at Daytona International Speedway. The iconic racing venue in Daytona Beach has hosted the prestigious DAYTONA 500 since its inaugural event in 1959 and continues to host some of the best racing and biking events in the world.
The Great American Race: DAYTONA 500
The most anticipated event of Speedweeks is undoubtedly the DAYTONA 500 which will take place on February 19, 2023. This NASCAR Cup Series season opener consists of 200 laps and 500 miles, with the winner taking home a historically record-breaking purse. Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 DAYTONA 500 with single day, two-day, and four-day packages available. Each year fans have the option to purchase pre-race access to the event which includes VIP appearances, a pre-race concert, and more insider experiences!
Daytona Speedweeks Schedule
In addition to the DAYTONA 500, the Speedweeks schedule is packed with exciting events for fans of all ages. Discover the best up and coming drivers, attend the first race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and more. This year, the Speedweeks schedule includes:
- DAYTONA 500 Qualifying | February 16, 2023
- Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 & 2 | February 16, 2023
- NextEra Energy 250 | February 17, 2023
- Beef. It's What's For Dinner. 300 | February 18, 2023
- DAYTONA 500 | February 19, 2023
DAYTONA 500 Hotel Deals
Planning the ultimate Speedweeks vacation? Hilton Dayton Beach Oceanfront Resort is one of the closest beachfront hotels to Daytona International Speedway. Located just steps from the Main Street Pier and other seaside attractions, guests can wake up and unwind with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Book our exclusive DAYTONA 500 hotel deal by January 20 and save up to 20% off our best available rate!