Daytona International Speedway {NASCAR Racing}

Daytona International Speedway {NASCAR Racing}

Post Last Modified – August 05, 2020

Exciting NASCAR Racing Events at Daytona International Speedway

Thinking of a Florida vacation this season? Then Daytona on the east coast of the State, is definitely worth having a look at.  This very popular tourist beach destination also hosts some amazing NASCAR Racing Events at Daytona International Speedway.

” The World Center of Racing “ 

Racing History At Daytona

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 that 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 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

Even if you’re not a stock car racing fan, a visit to this incredible facility is simply a “Must Do” worthwhile attraction you can add to your holiday plans.  At the race track you can check out;

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of AmericaTake an Escorted Track TourTake 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. 😀  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

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 speedway, 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.

Daytona Speedway

The Daytona 500 – Daytona Speedways Premier Event

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! 😯

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

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 is about a 1 ½ hour drive from Disney World, making it easily accessible. It’s easy to enjoy a few days in …

Disney World;

Enjoy Daytona Beach;


NASA Space Center;

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. The shoreline has 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 we’ve attended as well!

Update 2019:

The 61st Running of the Daytona 500, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is held on February 17, 2019.

Update 2020:

The 2020 Daytona 500 will be at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 16th.



Update August 2020:

NASCAR’s Top 3 Premier series will race on the historic 3.56-mile DAYTONA Road Course on the weekend of August 14th – 16th.

The last few races, a limited number of fans have been allowed into the stands to view the races. This will also be the case for this weekend event, due to the Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic. Let’s hope this will pass very quickly and we can all get on with our lives as usual with all travel, tours and attractions open once again!

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂



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