Daytona 500

daytona 500 Are you ready for the (arguable) mother of all NASCAR races? Well, start your engines, because Daytona 500 is here to kick the season off.

What

When it comes time for Daytona 500, everyone – not just the stereotypical dads – is a NASCAR fan. That’s because, even though it’s the first race of the season, for many, it’s the most important and exciting one of them all. Its only real contendor in size and scale is the Indianapolis 500.

Daytona 500 past winners include Matt Kenseth, Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and other NASCAR superstars. The race has been around since 1959, so it’s full of cool and colorful history.

For those who aren’t in the loop with all the NASCAR jargon, the Daytona 500 gets its namesake from the 500-mile length of the race.

If you can’t make it out to the Daytona 500, you can still enjoy the Daytona 500 Experience, a race car-centric theme park featuring the hands-on Richard Petty Driving Experience, a Daytona 500 Speedway tour, an iMAX theater, and much more.

For up-to-date information on upcoming races – including the Daytona 500 – as well as tickets for Daytona 500, check out the Daytona International Speedway website. For year-round Daytona 500 Experience tickets, head to the theme park’s website.

Where

Both the Daytona 500 race and Daytona 500 Experience are located at:

Daytona International Speedway
1801 W International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1245

Daytona 500 Lodging

While we may not have info on how to score cheap Daytona 500 tickets (on this specific page at least), we can definitely find you some cheap Daytona 500 lodging, so you can make a really affordable vacation out of this special, sporty time of year.

When

The Daytona 500 race is always scheduled for the second or third Sunday in February, and often collides with Presidents Day Weekend.

2010 Daytona 500 Dates:
February 14th, with pre-races and other activities on the 6th and 11th