DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Before Danica Patrick makes her NASCAR debut in this Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race, she will participate in a fan forum at Daytona 500 Experience -- “The Official Attraction of NASCAR.”

Patrick, who will drive the No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports in this weekend’s 120-lap, 300-mile race, will participate in the question and answer session on Friday at noon inside the 60,000-square foot attraction.

Before Patrick goes on stage, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Elliott Sadler, legendary gas man Chocolate Myers, women’s racing legend Lyn St. James and Daytona 500 champions Ward Burton and Junior Johnson will appear beginning at 11 a.m.

All of the fan forums are included in the attraction admission.

About Daytona 500 Experience: The Daytona 500 Experience, “The Official Attraction Of NASCAR,” is a high-energy experience designed to appeal to both hard-core race fans and casual observers. Wall-to-wall activities, challenging thrills and one-of-a-kind sights pack the Ultimate Motorsports Attraction. Included inside the attraction is the Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre, the 16-Second Pit Stop Challenge, three racing simulators and the winning Daytona 500 car.

Tickets for The Daytona 500 Experience, which includes admission to the attraction as well as the Speedway tour, are $24.99 plus tax for adults, $19.99 plus tax for seniors 60 and over and children age 6-12. Children under six are free. For more information on the attraction, visit or call Guest Services at (386) 681-6530.