$50 Donation for Two Laps Around The World Center of Racing Road Course to Benefit The NASCAR Foundation’s Programs for Kids
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 21, 2021) – The NASCAR Foundation and Daytona International Speedway will team up again to bring back the License to Drive event on Monday, January 24, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
New this year, participants who pay $50 per vehicle will have the opportunity to drive their car for two laps around the iconic 3.56 -mile World Center of Racing Road Course, experiencing what IMSA drivers will have to endure during the Rolex 24. Fans will be led by a Daytona International Speedway Safety/Pace vehicle.
“We’re excited to bring back this fundraising event which has become a fan favorite” said Nichole Krieger, The NASCAR Foundation Executive Director. “The support we received from the community last year during our first-ever License to Drive event at Daytona International Speedway was incredible and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back at The World Center of Racing.”
The License to Drive event will provide guests the opportunity to take their street legal vehicles around the historical venue at 55 mph. No passing will be allowed. All participants will be required to stay in their vehicle at all times.
Participants behind the wheel must have a valid driver’s license. Each vehicle must be equipped with enough seatbelts for all passengers. Vehicles deemed unsafe by DIS staff will not be allowed onto the track surface. No motorcycles, RV’s or tractor trailers will be allowed.
Fans can register online at www.NASCARfoundation.org/drive. On-site registration will also be available at Lot 6 the day of the event, beginning at 2 p.m. Entry to the area will be at Gate 70 off Midway Avenue.
Since it was established in 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has raised more than $41 million and helped over 1.5 million children in need. The License to Drive event will continue these efforts, with all proceeds from the day’s activities benefiting the Foundation’s initiatives, aimed at improving the health and wellness of children in both Daytona Beach and in race markets across the country.
About The NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc. (NASCAR) established The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006 to support initiatives that positively affect the lives of children throughout the United States. The 501(c) (3) non-profit entity partners with medical experts and other charitable organizations to fund children’s health care programs. The NASCAR Foundation has cumulatively donated nearly $41 million to reach more than 1.5 million children. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, visit NASCARfoundation.org. Follow The NASCAR Foundation on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NASCARFoundation or on Twitter at @NASCAR_FDN.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility 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 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. The iconic venue will be the site of a host of motorsports events early in 2022, beginning with AHRMA Classic Motofest and the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA in January, and the 64th DAYTONA 500, which will debut the first points race for NASCAR’s ‘Next Gen’ car as part of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth in February. The tradition-rich 81st Annual Bike Week At DAYTONA returns in March, featuring DAYTONA Supercross and the DAYTONA 200, and in May with the Heroes Honor Festival. Later in the summer during Independence Day weekend, the track, in association with Torneos, will host Soccer Fest before the NASCAR Cup Series returns for the final race of the regular season with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Aug. 27.