The long-awaited kickoff to the racing season begins with nine days in February known as "Speedweeks". Marking some of the most important dates on the motorsports calendar, fans enjoy an action-packed schedule of seven races across four different racing series -- all at the "World Center of Racing".
In addition, there’s plenty of off-track action to keep you busy as well.
Driver Autograph Sessions
This year, Speedweeks autograph sessions include active drivers from multiple race series’ and the elite United States Air Force Thunderbirds! All autograph sessions are only open to fans that have UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA), located in the Tickets and Tours Building at Daytona International Speedway, offers a vivid journey through the history of motorsports.
The MSHFA is the only hall of fame that encompasses the full spectrum of American motorsports: stock cars, sports cars, motorcycles, open-wheel, drag racing, off-road, powerboat, land and water speed record chasing – plus aviation.
Talk to any DAYTONA veteran and they’ll tell you that the pre-race track walk is a unique tradition that you won’t want to miss out on. Gain access to the same track that will soon crown DAYTONA’s newest champion and through the tri-oval grass. Leave your mark by signing the start/finish line and experience the famous surface from a completely different perspective before grabbing a spot for driver introductions.
On the day of the DAYTONA 500, you’ll be able to watch Rascal Flatts perform in the DAYTONA 500 Pre-Race Show. Only those with UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access are allowed on the track and tri-oval grass during pre-race festivities.
Gatorade Victory Lane
After each race, immerse yourself in the experience of a championship celebration in Gatorade Victory Lane. Once you’ve gotten your UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race access, be sure to head over before the race ends to get in line for a good spot in the stands to watch the champagne flow.
Over the course of Speedweeks, Gatorade Victory Lane also provides a unique opportunity to see the Harley J. Earl DAYTONA 500 trophy up close, before walking in the steps of greatness by stepping onto the podium and getting your picture taken as the next DAYTONA 500 champion.
Win great prizes instantly with DAYTONA Rewards! Prizes include winning a hot lap, celebrating with the newest DAYTONA champion in Gatorade Victory Lane and access to the driver’s meeting! Sign up and visit one of our seven DAYTONA Rewards Stations located on the first level each injector inside the stadium, in the Midway and inside UNOH Fanzone. On the day of the DAYTONA 500, fans who scan at 6 of the 7 locations could win an all-expenses paid trip to the 2019 DAYTONA 500! You can register online www.disrewards.com.
The World’s Only Motorsports Stadium
Daytona International Speedway is the world’s only motorsports stadium – a world-class facility with premium amenities unmatched to anything else in motorsports. Amenities include:
Be sure to spend some time in the massive Midway area. Located along the frontstretch of the stadium, the Midway is the perfect spot to gear everyone up with Fanatics Trackside merchandise haulers or take a break in the shade under the FPL Solar Patio.
For more to do during Speedweeks, be sure to check out the full event schedule.
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