With so much to see and do, we’ve decided that you should decide exactly what you’d like to spend your time exploring when you are with us on the VIP Tour. After a brief introduction and overview, guests will be invited to explore the entire area for about 45 minutes. Interested in the history of motorsports? Want to spend all of your time learning about beach racing? Present-day NASCAR more your style? Whatever you prefer, with an all-new free-flowing format, you own your journey through history at the ISC Archives and Research Center.
Below are some features we highly recommend you check out during your time with us.
One of NASCAR’s most significant families is honored with its own corner, filled with memorabilia involving each of the members of the third-generation racing family. This assemblage came together thanks to a thoughtful donation from a Central Florida family whose late patriarch had collected Earnhardt memorabilia for several decades.
DAYTONA 500 Display Wall
The DAYTONA 500 wall of artifacts, past champion trophies, driver memorabilia, historic images and more celebrates the history of The Great American Race. Among the highlights are the first DAYTONA 500 program, the Pat Purcell Trophy, formerly awarded to the top rookie finisher in the DAYTONA 500, and images of DAYTONA 500 champions such as Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty.
Four new screens have been added throughout the ISC Archives and Research Center. All serve to add another exciting element to the guest experience with archival footage featuring Bill France Sr., the legendary broadcaster Ken Squier and much more!
Soap Box Derby Car
Be sure to bring the whole family to archives as children are welcome to hop in and get behind the wheel of our Soap Box Derby car.
You won’t leave the Archives and Research Center empty-handed as every guest will receive an exclusive gift bag. Items may include official vintage souvenir brochures, postcard-sized replicas of vintage race programs, reproductions of historic race reports, event patches and even a reproduction of the original 1948 NASCAR rulebook.
The Grand Prix Wall
Fans of sports cars, Formula One and open-wheel racing are certain to gather at this display, featuring an exclusive collection of photographs that once belonged to 1930 F1 great Rene Dreyfus. This is a must-see for any true race fans.
Step into the past in this “miniature” boardroom filled with rare images depicting the history of NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway, specifically the two men most responsible for it all – Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr.
Fans may visit the ISC Archives and Research Center as part of a Daytona International Speedway “VIP Tour” that provides an opportunity for an intimate, exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the “World Center of Racing.”
Admission to the VIP Tour is $52 per person and advanced reservations are encouraged as availability is limited. Reservations can be made in person at the Daytona International Speedway Ticket Office or by calling 855-802-7223.