It’s almost that time of year again when the engines are revving, tires are smoking, and fuel fumes fill the air as the super exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Daytona 500 challenges drivers and cars taking to the track at the Daytona International Speedway.
If you’ve never made the trip to Daytona International Speedway for any of the scheduled racing events, including the Daytona 500, you’re in for a thrill a minute. Located on the east coast of Florida, no matter where you’re coming from or whether you arrive by plane, automobile, motorcycle, or RV, the race is well-worth the trip. There’s plenty of food, fun, events, cars to see, and drivers to meet. You’ll also have access, while making your way around the Daytona International Speedway, to free Wi-Fi to keep up-to-the-minute with the latest happenings on the track.
The 2016 race marks the 58th year the Daytona International Speedway has hosted the fast-paced Daytona 500 race featuring some of the top drivers in the world. The first winner of the 1959 Daytona 500 race was Lee Petty on February 22. Since that time, the track has seen some of the most talented NASCAR drivers show off their techniques and maneuverability as they’ve jockeyed their way around the track to pass the checkered flag as winners; some multiple times.
The Daytona 500 has seen the driving expertise of legendary drivers such Richard Petty, Mario Andretti, A. J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Sterling Marlin, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Jeff Gordon, to name just a few. The 2015 driver, Joey Logano, will be putting the pedal to the metal in the hope of retaining his position as the first place driver.
This year, the Daytona International Speedway hosts the race on February 21 and tickets are going fast. Whether you plan to stay for the day, camp for several days, or interested in a multi-day package, find out more about the Daytona 500 at the speedway’s website for information about what’s available for your 2016 Speedweek adventure at “The Great American Race.”