| 2013 Daytona Preseason Thunder Dates Scheduled for Jan. 10-12

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Daytona Preseason Thunder, the annual three-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session at Daytona International Speedway in advance of the prestigious season-opening 55th annual Daytona 500, will be held on Jan. 10-12.

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Daytona Preseason Thunder, the annual three-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session at Daytona International Speedway in advance of the prestigious season-opening 55th annual Daytona 500, will be held on Jan. 10-12.

The test sessions mark the first time the new 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, which highlight greater brand identity for the manufacturers, will turn laps on Daytona International Speedway’s 2.5-mile tri-oval.

The new-look cars will conduct test sessions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, weather permitting. Each session includes a lunch break from noon until 1 p.m.

“Daytona Preseason Thunder is an exciting time for both the teams and the fans as NASCAR begins the roll out of the new 2013 car,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “NASCAR fans are looking forward to seeing the production modeled race cars on the track beginning with the sport’s most prestigious race of the year – the 55th annual Daytona 500.”

Race fans can also rev up their new year at the Daytona Preseason Thunder Fan Fest – the companion event to the January test sessions. Along with watching Daytona Preseason Thunder track activity from the Sprint FANZONE, fans can enjoy Fan Fest on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The schedule of driver question-and-answer and autograph sessions will be finalized closer to the event. Tickets for the Daytona Preseason Thunder Fan Fest, which include autograph session wristbands, will be available for purchase at a later date.

For fans who would like to be contacted regarding Daytona Preseason Thunder Fan Fest ticket information can sign up online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/thunder.

Fans can also watch each day’s testing at no cost from a section of the Oldfield Grandstands.

The Roar Before The Rolex 24, the tune-up session for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge teams in advance of the 51st anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, is scheduled for Jan. 4-6. Ticketholders for the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona will be admitted free for testing.

Information on tickets for both the Daytona Preseason Thunder and the Roar Before The Rolex 24 will be available online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

Tickets for NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24 –are also available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR, #DAYTONA500, #CokeZero400 and #NASCARBattle.  In addition, fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest for all the latest news all season long.

Nov 05 | DIS Launches Food and Toy Drive with Buy One, Get One Free Tour Promotion

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In order to ensure that hundreds of families in the Central Florida community can enjoy the upcoming holiday season, Daytona International Speedway is encouraging race fans to visit the “World Center of Racing” and donate canned food and toys with a special track tour promotion.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In order to ensure that hundreds of families in the Central Florida community can enjoy the upcoming holiday season, Daytona International Speedway is encouraging race fans to visit the “World Center of Racing” and donate canned food and toys with a special track tour promotion.

Between Nov. 5 – Dec. 10, guests that bring in four or more canned goods or a new toy to the Daytona International Speedway Tours and Ticket Office will receive a free 30-minute Speedway Tour with the purchase of a tour admission.

In addition, the Speedway will once again join forces with the Orlando NBC television affiliate WESH Ch. 2 for the station’s annual “Share Your Christmas” food drive.

On Monday, Dec. 10, the Speedway will serve as a live location for the station’s “Share Your Christmas” food drive with all the non-perishable food gathered from the food drive benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Speedway has three separate tours throughout the year that take race fans inside the hallowed grounds of NASCAR’s marquee race track.

The 90-minute All Access tour, which runs daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., allows fans to view never-before-seen areas including the Daytona 500 Club, the Sprint Tower, the driver’s meeting room and the NASCAR Sprint Cup garages, in addition to Gatorade Victory Lane and the Sprint FANZONE, which are included in the 30-minute Speedway Tour.

A special VIP three-hour tour is also available and includes a stroll through Daytona’s history inside International Speedway Corporation’s Archives, featuring artifacts, past champion trophies, historic images and more.

For complete ticket and schedule information on tours of Daytona International Speedway, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/tours

Tickets for the NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24 – start at $65 and are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

For the second straight year, the Speedway is offering special youth pricing for the Daytona 500.  Children 12 and under will receive 50 percent off all backstretch grandstand seats for the Daytona 500 while supplies last. In addition, children 12 and under are free in the Sprint FANZONE throughout Budweiser Speedweeks.

Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500 and #NASCARBattle.  In addition, fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, FacebookGoogle+ and Pinterest for all the latest news all season long.

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