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Daytona International Speedway – {Premier NASCAR Racing}

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway NASCAR Racing

Post Last Modified – July 08, 2024 ¦

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Exciting Premier NASCAR Racing Events At Daytona International Speedway

❓ Thinking of a vacation in the State of 🌴 Florida this season ❓
Then Daytona Beach on the east coast of the State, is definitely worth having a closer look at.

This very popular tourist 🏖 beach destination also hosts some exciting 🏁 Premier NASCAR Racing Events at the world famous …

🌺Daytona International Speedway 🌺

🚗 “The World Center of Racing” 🚗

Racing History At Daytona

Daytona Racing History Photograph

The 🏁 Daytona International Speedway is located right in downtown 🏖 Daytona Beach, Florida. Unlike many other race tracks in the nation, this very historic speedway is located right in the heart of the city.

It’s an incredible race track to see and watch a live race event at. This enormous 2.5 mile Super Speedway was built back in 1959 by Bill France, Sr. This man was also the founder of; NASCAR.

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing

… hence the phrase – NASCAR 🙂

Check out this older, but very cool short 📹 video clip ad for the Daytona 500, which is NASCAR Racing’s Premier event of the year. Unlike other professional sports, this world renowned race kicks off the start of a new exciting NASCAR Race Season!

NASCAR Commercial For Daytona 500 – YouTube Video

The High Banks Of Daytona International Speedway

Daytona 500 NASCAR Racing

Even if you’re not a stock car racing fan, a visit to this incredible facility is simply a “Must Do” worthwhile attraction, you should add to your holiday plans while in the area.

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 photos. 😀  

Like any sports event, television simply cannot show what it’s truly like, to experience a live stock car race. There are a number of events to select from throughout the year, besides just stock car racing at Daytona Speedway.

Daytona International Speedway Track Tours

Welcome to Daytona Beach Sign Post

I highly recommend taking one of the track tours with your family when visiting the race track. The basic Speedway tour gives you a nice all around look at the track and facility, along with a number of other cool attractions.

The tour is very 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 motor sports event of the year.”

The High Bank Thrills Of Racing At Daytona

We took the tour a few years back when we experienced the July night 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.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for the race tracks exact location. 🗺

Daytona International Speedway Logo

🏁 Daytona Speedway 🏁

The Daytona 500 – Daytona Speedways Premier Event

Daytona 500 Poster

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! 

Their next Premier NASCAR race weekend event is usually held in the summer. This is the race our family
attended years ago, and it was outstanding. The summer race is held in the evening under the lights, when temperatures are cooler and comfortable for race fans and drivers.

Watching a race under the lights is spectacular! 😯

We 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!

NASCAR Racing Under the Lights at Daytona Speedway

Daytona NASCAR Night Racing

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 At Daytona Beach – Florida

Daytona Beach Florida

Daytona Beach is about a 1 ½ hour drive from {Disney World}, making it easily accessible. Below, I’ve listed just a few things to enjoy during your stay;

✔ Disney World;
✔ Enjoy Daytona Beach;
✔ NASCAR Races;
✔ NASA Space Center;

From great; beaches, fishing, golf, dining to stock car racing, Daytona has everything for you and your family.

Vintage Daytona Beach Postcard

Vintage Daytona Beach Postcard

There are over 25 miles of beach along the shores of Daytona Beach. The shoreline has an assortment of accommodations that are sure to suit your family budget and desires.

Kennedy Space Center

One other stop we made was to the 🚀 Kennedy Space Center, 🚀which is definitely another amazing attraction in this part of Florida.

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Stop thinking about attending the NASCAR races, and start planning a memorable vacation to Daytona Beach and Daytona International Speedway. One of my favorite travel quotes has always been;

“Don’t Think About What They Say … Go See!”

Daytona 500 2019 Logo

There’s also great racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!


NASCAR’s Top 3 Premier series raced on the historic 3.56-mile {DAYTONA Road Course} last season, which was a great hit!

Daytona Road Course Race Logo

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🏁 The 66th annual DAYTONA 500 was held on Sunday, February 18, 2024. 🏁
Be sure to check the tracks website for more detailed and up to date information.

The summer race weekend event is to be held on; August 23 & 24th, 2024.
Both the Cup & Xfinity Series races will be held on this action packed weekend!

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✨   Did You Know …

“NASCAR Was Founded Back In 1948 & Held Its First Official Race In 1949 At The Charlotte Speedway In North Carolina, USA.”

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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