Food & Drinks
Part of what makes raceday at DAYTONA truly unique is the ability to bring your very own cooler. Before you come to the track, pack up a soft side bag or cooler (no larger than 14x14x14 inches), filled with your favorite food and drinks. Making for an affordable, convenient experience, enjoy this special perk that few other sports experience can offer!
If racing sounds loud on TV, we promise there’s nothing like the roar of the real thing. When world-class sports car engines fire up and the on-track action gets hot, the decibel level goes up considerably. To enjoy the 24 hours of racing at a comfortable volume, bring along a pair of earplugs or headphones.
If you’d like to pair up the racing action with commentary, bring a portable radio and tune into FM 107.9 for the DIS public address system. With so cars from three different classes on track simultaneously, seeing AND hearing the action unfold is the best way to keep track of what drivers are in and how your favorite teams are doing. You can also listen to the action with the IMSA radio broadcast on IMSA.com, or tune to Sirius 136, XM 204 or 963 on the App Channel for 24 hours of coverage.
There’s not a bad view in the house as the world’s only motorsports stadium provides tremendous sightlines and brings you closer to the action than ever before. However, everywhere you go at DAYTONA is a chance to see the race from a new vantage point. There are plenty of sights to explore throughout 3.56-mile road course, making binoculars a handy tool if you want to focus on a specific group of drivers or an area of the 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.
Good shoes are going to be key to fully enjoying your trip to Daytona International Speedway. With festivities and programming filling nearly four days, you have plenty of time to explore and take part in all of the fun activities, programming and entertainment inside UNOH Fanzone, the Infield Midway and throughout the world’s only motorsports stadium. If nothing else, the comfortable shoes should come in handy when traversing the high banks and walking up and down pit road during the FREE fan grid walk – a must-do for first-timers and motorsports enthusiasts alike.
Be sure to check the event schedule to make sure you live every second of this one-of-kind weekend.
The ultimate event companion is simply a must have for your trip to DAYTONA. We highly recommend downloading the Daytona International Speedway mobile app, which will help with everything from stadium navigation to scheduling your 24-hour experience. In addition, the app allows you to win great prizes instantly by signing up for DAYTONA Rewards and visiting various stadium locations on race day.
24 hours of racing means 24 hours of weather, which means you’ll need to prepare for weather fluctuation throughout the day and night. Expect temperatures to move anywhere between the low-50’s and low-70’s. Rolex 24 veterans would recommend you dress in layers for an easy addition or removal of clothing and pack rain gear in case weather takes a turn for the worse.
Expect the sun to be out regularly and temperatures to be extremely comfortable. Even in January, this is the Sunshine State. Make sure you keep your skin protected by bringing along sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and water to stay hydrated.
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 choose to enhance your Rolex 24 experience with garage access. Two-day (Sat/Sun) garage access is available for only $45. Buy now online or during the race weekend at the UNOH Fanzone ticket office.
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