For the 11th straight year, the “Drive to Donate,” one of the state’s longest and most successful blood drives, will return to Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 10. The “World Center of Racing” and OneBlood, which began the blood drive as a tribute to the victims of September 11, will bring together the Central Florida community to give the, “Gift of Life.”


Over the past 10 years, the “Drive to Donate” has collected more than 4,700 units of blood. This year’s “Drive to Donate” blood drive, which is also receiving support from Orlando NBC television affiliate WESH Ch. 2, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the DAYTONA 500 Club located in the infield. Donors can enter the Speedway through Gate 40 and the Turn 1 tunnel, located off of Williamson Blvd.


Every guest that donates will receive:

  • A free general admission stadium ticket to the 2017 Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR XFINITY Series race (must be redeemed by May 1, 2017)
  • Special edition T-shirt
  • Wellness checkup
  • Entry to win a DAYTONA 500 Club package for two for the 2017 DAYTONA 500, if a minimum of 500 units of blood are collected
  • A chance to win a 2017 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola package for two in the DAYTONA 500 Club, if a minimum of 900 units of blood are collected

To make an appointment and find out more about the “Drive to Donate” blood drive, visit www.drivetodonate.com or call 1-888-9-DONATE (1-888-936-6283). All donors who make an appointment in advance will be entered to win one of five pairs of tickets to the 2017 Lucas Oil 200/Unlimited doubleheader.


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Daytona International Speedway recently completed a $400 million frontstretch renovation project that transformed the “World Center of Racing” into the world’s first motorsports stadium. Improvements included wider, more comfortable seats, five expanded and redesigned entrances, 40 escalators and upgraded amenities throughout the 11 football-field size neighborhoods. The new stadium was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. New to the calendar for 2016 are the Country 500 music festival on Memorial Day Weekend and the Ferrari World Finals on Dec. 1-4. In addition to at least eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.