DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Race fans living or visiting in the Central Florida region this weekend are in for a special treat. Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III is opening the doors and giving fans a chance to preview the new 60-minute All Access tour for free.
The free tours will operate hourly from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. November 6 and 7, with the last tour departing at 4:00 p.m.
Beginning November 8, Daytona International Speedway Tours will provide the following three opportunities to go behind the scenes at the “World Center of Racing” seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
• A 60-minute All Access Tour will run daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., taking fans inside never-before-seen areas including the Sprint Cup garages, the Daytona 500 Club, the Driver/Owner meeting room, the Daytona Flat Track and the Houston Lawing Press Box in the Sprint Tower. Upon completion of the repave project, there will be three photo opportunities in Gatorade Victory Lane, Start / Finish line and on the high banks of Turns 3 and 4. Tickets to the All Access Tour are $22.00 for adults, $17.00 for ages 6-12 and free for children ages 5 and under.
• A 30-minute Speedway Tour will run daily at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Speedway Tour takes guests on an open-air tram through Daytona International Speedway's garage area, pit road, and the world-famous 31-degree high banks. The tour also makes stops at Pit Road and Gatorade Victory Lane, track activities permitting. Tickets to the Speedway Tour are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for ages 6-12 and free for children ages 5 and under.
• Lastly, a three-hour special VIP tour will be available by advanced reservation for $50.00 per person on specific dates in the future.
“This is a great opportunity for our fans and fellow members of the local community to come get a closer look at one of sports’ most iconic stadiums and the area’s leading premier attraction,” stated Chitwood. “As we embark on a new phase in Daytona’s history with the debut of the new racing surface in 2011, we want to provide fans with a more in-depth view of the inner workings at the ‘World Center of Racing.’ ”
Guests will also be able to enjoy some of the other popular attractions during the speedway tours such as the winning car from the DAYTONA 500, the souvenir shop and the Fourth Turn Grill. Lastly, the Richard Petty Driving Experience will return to Daytona International Speedway once the track surface repaving project is completed.
Tickets for the tours will be sold at the Daytona International Speedway ticket office.
For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.