Any DAYTONA veteran will tell you that you haven’t truly experienced the “World Center of Racing” until you’ve loaded up the RV, called up your closest friends and set up camp somewhere in the 180-acre infield. Here’s how to best prepare yourself for a camping experience unlike any other during the summer’s biggest celebration.
Where To Go
If you’re entering DAYTONA in an RV, you’ll enter through Gate 40 via S. Williamson Blvd., located just off of International Speedway Blvd. Tent camping may enter either through Gate 40 or the Turn 4 tunnel and is first-come, first-park in the GEICO Campgrounds between Turns 3 and 4. Be sure to check out our Camping Policies and Facility Maps pages as you plan your trip!
Surrounded by DAYTONA’s famous 31-degree banked turns, you’ll find that there’s far more happening at DAYTONA than just three-wide racing. Bring some music and backyard games for some fun, easy entertainment. You’ll find plenty of people with horseshoes, footballs, cornhole sets, bocce ball, Frisbee, ladder toss, and much more! Many even bring portable satellite dishes and TVs to keep up with all the racing action.
UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access
While you’re hanging out in the infield, upgrade your experience with UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access, where you can enjoy driver Q&As and autograph sessions, get up close at the pre-race concert, sign the start/finish line and enjoy the pre-race ceremonies atop the high banks! Wristbands begin at $25, with a three-day pass available for $75. Kids 12 and under are FREE to the UNOH Fanzone!
Make A Shopping List
With a full weekend of fun in the Florida sun, you’ll want to come prepared! For starters, get together things like ingredients, cooking equipment, coolers, grills, as well as plates, cups, and napkins. The convenience of an RV’s kitchen and your own to spot to grill is perfect for a tailgating party, but remember to stay hydrated – be sure to pick up water and your favorite beverages when you put together your list!
Prepare to Host
Devoted race fans from all over the world descend upon the DAYTONA infield, creating a rich communal atmosphere from campsite-to-campsite – and at these campsites, hospitality is king. There’s a sense of camaraderie among race fans here, so don’t be surprised if you’re invited to a tailgate by your camping neighbors or some friendly fellow fans wander into your tailgate looking to mingle. Extra food and drinks are always recommended when you tailgate at DAYTONA – you never know who might stop by!
Region’s Biggest Fireworks Show
After the Coke Zero Sugar 400, the sky lights up with the region’s largest Independence Day Weekend fireworks display from the shores of Lake Lloyd. From the DAYTONA infield, you’ll have a front-row seat from the comfort of your own campsite!
There’s only one summertime celebration that combines the exhilaration of racing with the excitement of Independence Day – The Coke Zero Sugar 400. Make memories with family and friends, and experience the region’s biggest fireworks display at the Summer’s Biggest Celebration. To guarantee your seats now for the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 or call 1-800-PITSHOP.
What’s your favorite part of camping at DAYTONA? Do you any camping-related questions for us? Let us know in the comment box below.