Fernando Alonso
Statement from Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile on two-time Formula 1 Champion Fernando Alonso's announcement that he will compete in the 2018 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA.

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso announced that he will compete in the 56th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA on Jan. 27-28. Alonso will co-drive a Ligier JS P217 for United Autosports in his first start in North America’s most prestigious sports car race.

“The Rolex 24 At DAYTONA is North America’s most prestigious sports car race and the kick-off event to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Over the years, champion drivers from various racing disciplines such as NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula 1 have competed against the world’s best sports car racers in the Rolex 24, including most recently three-time DAYTONA 500 champion Jeff Gordon. Daytona International Speedway welcomes the participation of two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso in one of sports cars’ most demanding and iconic events – the Rolex 24.”

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The 2018 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA is scheduled on Jan. 27-28.

Those wishing to attend can make their plans now:

  • Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
  • Hospitality and premium seat packages, including the Rolex 24 Lounge and Champions Club, are also available.
  • Children 12 and under are free in general admission areas and in the UNOH Fanzone.

About Daytona International Speedway

Tickets for Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

Daytona International Speedway is the world’s only motorsports stadium and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

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