Include Daytona International Speedway in Your Florida Holiday Plans
Experience the thrill and excitement of a live NASCAR Race at Daytona Speedway! If you and your family are thinking of a Florida vacation, then Daytona is definitely worth having a look at. This very popular tourist beach destination is also the home of the historic Daytona International Speedway.
” The World Center of Racing “
Racing History at Daytona
Daytona International Speedway is located right in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida. Unlike many other race tracks in the Nation, this historic speedway is located in the heart of the city. It’s an incredible race track having an enormous 2.5 mile Super Speedway that was built back in 1959 by Bill France, Sr., who was also the founder of NASCAR.
|National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing|
… hence the phrase – NASCAR 🙂
Check out this short video clip ad for the Daytona 500, which is NASCAR Racing’s Premier event of the year, and unlike other professional sports, kicks off the start of a new exciting Race Season.
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Daytona Speedway High Banks Exciting Race Action
Even if you’re not a stock car racing fan, a visit to this amazing facility is simply a must do worthwhile attraction you can add to your holiday. At the race track you can check out;
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Take an Escorted Track Tour
Take a NASCAR driving and/or ride a long experience in a real race car;
Our family did just that while at a NASCAR race event in Las Vegas a few years back. Be sure to have a look at my amazing NASCAR driving experience video and pictures. 😀 Of course, like any sports event, television simply cannot show what it’s truly like to experience a live stock car race. There’s a number of events to select from throughout the year, besides just stock car racing!
Daytona Track Tours
I highly recommend taking one of the track tours with your family when visiting the Speedway. The basic Speedway tour gives you a nice all around look at the speedway and a number of other cool attractions. The tour is affordable and interesting for all ages.
” Take a ride through Daytona International Speedway’s infield, witness the 31 degree high banks and pass through NASCAR garages as you learn about the history of Daytona International Speedway. Travel along Pit Road and discover how NASCAR’s top drivers prep for the largest motorsports event of the year.”
Words Cannot Describe the High Bank Thrills of Daytona Speedway
Our family took the tour a few years back when we experienced the July race at Daytona and to actually get out and walk along the 31 degree banking is incredible! For more track tour information, tickets and so much more, be sure to visit the official website that I have listed below for your convenience.
The Daytona 500 is The Biggest Event at Daytona Speedway
The Premier stock car racing series kicks off their season with the biggest race of the year. This race is held here at Daytona speedway and I am sure you have all heard of it at some point. It is called the …
“ Daytona 500 ”
It is the most prestigious stock car race held in the world! The next major race event is in the summer and normally held over the Independence Day Holiday Weekend in July. This is the race our family attended and it was outstanding!
The race track has lights erected all around the race track so the summer race is held in the evening when temperatures are cooler and comfortable for race fans and drivers. Watching a race under the lights is spectacular! 😯 Our family attended the races in conjunction with a summer vacation to Disney World Florida. We traveled all the way from the west coast of Canada and memories of this holiday will last a lifetime.
Enjoying a Race Under the Lights at Daytona Speedway
With a little careful planning ahead, we were able to take in so much over our 2 week visit, keeping all members of the family happy!
Daytona Speedway and Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is about a 1 ½ hour drive from Disney World, making it easily accessible. It’s easy to enjoy a few days in …
Enjoy Daytona Beach;
and so much more, making for a perfect family vacation!
Vintage Daytona Beach Postcard
There are over 25 miles of beach along the shores of Daytona Beach that are lined with an assortment of accommodations that are sure to suit your family budget and desires. From great beaches, fishing, golf, dining to stock car racing, Daytona has everything for you and your family.
One other stop we made was to the Kennedy Space Center, definitely another amazing attraction in this part of Florida! So stop thinking about attending the NASCAR races and start planning a memorable vacation to Daytona Beach and Daytona International Speedway. It has been without a doubt, one of the best vacations we have taken as a family when our kids were much younger, and one of the most exciting race events attended as well!
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