Speedweeks Checklist
NASCAR action returns the world’s only motorsports stadium with Speedweeks 2018. To fully enjoy the sights, sounds and atmosphere of nearly two weeks of racing, consider bringing several of the items listed below.

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 the engines fire up and the on-track action gets hot, the decibel level goes up considerably. To enjoy the race at a comfortable volume, bring along a pair of earplugs.

Racing Headphones

There is no better way to enjoy the race than to listen to everything occurring on the track. You can rent a scanner and pair of headphones from Fanvision or Racing Electronics. Not only will the headphones block out unwanted noise, but it will allow you to listen to the behind-the-scenes chatter between your favorite drivers and their spotters and crew chiefs. Take advantage of the opportunity to be fully tuned into the race with this insider option.

Speedweeks Checklist

Portable Radio

If you’d like to pair up the racing action with commentary, bring a portable radio and tune into each Speedweeks 2018 race on MRN. Anyone who has paired live racing with radio knows that hearing the action described as the race unfolds before you is a truly unique experience.


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, there’s plenty of sights to explore at a 2.5-mile track, making binoculars a handy tool if you want to focus on a specific group of drivers or an area of the tri-oval.

Comfortable Shoes

Good shoes are going to be key to fully enjoying your trip to Daytona International Speedway. With Speedweeks festivities stretching nearly two full weeks, you have plenty of time to explore and take part in all of the fun activities, programming and entertainment inside UNOH Fanzone, the Midway and throughout the world’s only motorsports stadium. For those with pre-race access, the comfortable shoes should come in handy when walking up and down the high banks prior to the race.

Mobile App

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 day with us. 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.

Speedweeks Checklist

Weather Gear

February weather in Florida makes Speedweeks a vacation destination. Expect the sun to be out regularly and temperatures to be extremely comfortable. This is the Sunshine State so make sure you keep your skin protected by bringing along sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and water to stay hydrated.

In addition, to stay comfortable throughout your several hours here, dress in layers for an easy addition or removal. A rain jacket or poncho is also recommended as weather can turn quickly.

Race Gear

Whether you a die-hard racing fan or new to NASCAR, you’ll want to represent YOUR driver throughout Speedweeks with shirts, hats, diecasts and more. Because a new season brings changes to drivers, race teams and sponsors, we’ve got you covered if you’re looking for the most updated gear. Fanatics Trackside will be on-site in the Midway with several trailers filled with the newest 2018 NASCAR gear.

Whatever your memorabilia and gear, they will be perfect for the several driver appearances and autograph sessions going on during Speedweeks. Be sure to bring your favorite items to get signed, along with a fresh Sharpie, which will also work well when you sign the start/finish line during the pre-race ceremonies.

Speedweeks Checklist

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Anything else that you have on your personal race day checklist? Let us know in the comment section below.


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