With an event schedule beginning in January and ending in December, there’s something to see at Daytona International Speedway all year long. From sports cars and stocks car to motorcycles, 600 horsepower Rallycross cars and even microphones and cowboy hats, nothing is off limits for entertainment at the “World Center of Racing.”
Fall Cycle Scene
2016 Date: October 13-16
Experience the excitement as the fall air welcomes the roar of motorcycles at Daytona International Speedway. Motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy a host of activities both on and off the track including free demo rides, live entertainment, vendor displays, the largest motorcycle marketplace in the area, motorcycle racing and much more.
Finali Mondiali (Ferrari World Finals)
2016 Date: December 1-4
Daytona International Speedway welcomes a brand-new race to its event calendar when, for the first time in history, the Finali Mondiali will take place in North America. The Finali Mondiali will bring together all competitors from the European, North American and Asia Pacific series of the Ferrari Challenge for a battle for the World Championship in their Ferrari 458 Challenge EVOs on Daytona’s 3.56-mile road course. If you’re looking to see the best collection of one of the most beloved cars in the world, make DIS a December destination.
Rolex 24 At Daytona
2017 Date: January 27-29
Year after year, this event pushes the limits of what a weekend can be as North America’s most prestigious sports car race is the most distinctive and iconic weekend of the year. Surround yourself with music, food, fun and exotic cars in the prestige of the world’s only motorsports stadium as you observe the demanding conditions drivers navigate from sunrise to sunset to sunrise in the 24-hour event featuring drivers from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
2017 Date: February 18-26
February in Florida signals the return of the stock car racing season as we kick off a nine-day campaign at the world’s only motorsports stadium. The stock car season commences with seven races from four different racing series.
While Speedweeks includes several exciting events like the NASCAR Cup Series Unlimited all-star race/ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200 doubleheader, as well as the close finishes of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250, it all builds to the race that means more than any other – the DAYTONA 500 – “The Great American Race.”
With the closest finish in DAYTONA 500 history just last year, this is a race in which history is made and legends are created.
2017 Date: March 10-19
A 20th century mainstay of both Daytona Beach and the biking world, Bike Week at DAYTONA is tradition known the world over. Commemorate this grand week by taking part in all of the events that make Bike Week such a beloved spectacle. Bookending the week are some of the most well-known events, starting with the high-flying action of DAYTONA Supercross By Honda and ending with the history-rich DAYTONA 200. Even if you aren’t here for a specific event, Bike Week At Daytona International Speedway is truly a sight to behold for any motorcycle enthusiast.
2017 Date: May 26-28
The inaugural Country 500 – The Great American Music Fest at Daytona International Speedway – began a new tradition as fans came from across the nation to spend their Memorial Day weekend watching music performers Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and 40 other stars perform in the infield of motorsports’ most iconic venue. Dates for the 2017 Country 500 have been announced as May 26-28, Memorial Day Weekend 2017! Stay connected with DIS for the announcement of the 2017 music lineup.
Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola
2017 Date: June 29-July 1 Perhaps no weekend at DAYTONA is filled with as much pageantry as this one. A Fourth of July weekend tradition since 1959, this family event always provides plenty of night racing excitement along with a tremendous display of patriotism over the holiday weekend. In 2016 alone, pre-race ceremonies included three past Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and over 200 military members unfurling a massive American flag while four F-16’s completed a flyover following the singing of the national anthem. If you’re looking for a chance to proudly celebrate the strong connection between America and racing at DAYTONA – and want to see the largest fireworks show in the Southeast – then this an event you don’t want to miss.
Tickets and more information for any of these events can be found online on our event calendar or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
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