To truly make your Rolex 24 At DAYTONA weekend iconic and fully enjoy the sights, sounds and atmosphere of one of the most unique weekends on the motorsports calendar, make sure you consider bringing several of the items listed below.
Racing Headphones & Portable Radio
When some of the finest engines in all of motorsports come speeding past you at almost 200 mph, things can get noisy. Bring along a pair of headphones or ear plugs so you can enjoy the race at a comfortable volume, while tuning into IMSA.com for the IMSA Radio broadcast, Sirius 136, XM 204 or App Channel 963 for for 24 hours of coverage. Hearing the action will help you to figure out who is driving in what cars and how to distinguish between classes.
You’ll be able to sit in the prestige of the world’s only motorsports stadium to watch the weekend of racing action. While the new stadium brings you closer to the action than ever before and provides tremendous sightlines, a pair of binoculars will come in handy if you want to focus on a specific group of drivers or a certain part of the 3.56-mile road course. As the sun sets, you’ll be able to use the binoculars to keep tabs on race positions via the LED panels on the sides of each car.
For drivers and race teams, 24 hours means hard work and little sleep. For you, 24 hours means plenty of time to explore Daytona International Speedway and take part in all of the fun activities that make the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA a truly iconic weekend. As a fan, you’re really not experiencing the Rolex 24 if you don’t take advantage of all of the entertainment, including the programming inside UNOH Fanzone. With so much to do and so much to see, a comfortable pair of shoes will be your best friend for this event because, if you plan it right, you’ll be moving seamlessly between fun activities. Be sure to check the event schedule and our things to do to see to start planning out your iconic weekend.
Prepare for the Weather
Weather generally doesn’t get much better than January in Florida; however, since you’re here for 24 hours, the weather does fluctuate a bit throughout the day and night. Expect temperatures to move anywhere between the low-50’s and low-70’s. Recommendations are to bring clothing that can be easily removed or added in order to keep you comfortable during any time of day. Even in January, this is the Sunshine State so sitting out and watching racing all day will definitely attract some rays and while you want a nice tan, make sure you keep your skin protected by bringing along sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.
Make yourself at home by bringing coolers from home, full of your favorite food and drinks. Be sure to check out the gate policies to find out what you can and cannot bring.
Sharpie and Memorabilia
You’ll have a chance to meet all of your favorite drivers and collect signatures in a giant autograph session held in the UNOH Fanzone with every driver from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday from 12 pm to 12:45 pm. Nowhere in the world will you find the greatest sports car drivers all signing autographs at the same time and in the same location, so be sure to bring your favorite items to get signed. In addition, they could also come in handy if you’re out for the pre-race grid walk and if you enhance your Rolex 24 experience with garage access. Two-day (Sat/Sun) garage access is still available for only $45 and will be available now online or during the race weekend at the UNOH Fanzone ticket office.
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