DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Beginning Monday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m., race fans can purchase tickets as well as make their autographed session reservations for the annual Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will test on Jan. 9-10 as they shake down their cars in advance of the prestigious season-opening 56th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 23. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will test on Jan. 11-12 for their season-opening event – the DRIVE4COPD 300 on Saturday, Feb. 22.
The Camping World Truck Series will wrap up Preseason Thunder on Jan. 13-14 as they prep for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday night, Feb. 21. It’s the first time since 2008 that the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series teams have participated in January testing sessions at Daytona International Speedway.
All test sessions are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, weather permitting. Each session includes a lunch break from noon until 1 p.m.
The Preseason Thunder Fan Fests, the companion events to the January testing sessions in the Sprint FANZONE, are scheduled on Thursday night, Jan. 9 for the Sprint Cup Series and Saturday night, Jan. 11 for the Nationwide Series. There will not be a Fan Fest or infield admissions for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series testing sessions.
The Fan Fests will include fan activities such as autograph sessions, driver fan forums, show cars and displays and a photo opportunity with the 2014 Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 trophy.
Tickets are $25 for Thursday’s Sprint Cup Fan Fest and $15 to view Friday’s testing from the Sprint FANZONE. For the NASCAR Nationwide Series testing on Saturday and Sunday, tickets are $10 each day and are available only at the gate. Children 12 and under will receive free admission throughout testing.
Preseason Thunder ticket holders receive free tent camping inside Turns 3 & 4 throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series testing sessions and fans can also watch each day’s testing at no cost from a section of the Oldfield Grandstands.
Advanced reservations are available (limited availability) for the autograph sessions. Among the autograph wristbands available in advance include confirmed 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, Danica Patrick and confirmed past Daytona 500 champions. Additional driver autograph sessions will be held during Fan Fest with wristbands available the day of the event.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, tickets and autographed session reservations are available only by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or by visiting the Daytona International Speedway Tours and Ticket Office.
Tickets for the NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – the 56th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 23 – start at $65 and are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
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