Fans to get Opportunities to Ask Questions to Some of NASCAR’s Best at Track’s Midway, UNOH Fanzone, Harley J’s Experience and ONE DAYTONA
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 10, 2022) – Fans will be treated to numerous Question & Answer sessions with a host of NASCAR drivers and noted personalities during Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth at Daytona International Speedway which will culminate with the 64th running of the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 20.
Among the opportunities will be 10 former winners of NASCAR Cup Series races at Daytona, including two – Denny Hamlin and Michael McDowell – that are DAYTONA 500 Champions. There will be five premier series champions – Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex, Jr., Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson – on hand to take questions from fans in attendance. The majority of the Fan Q&As will be held in the infield UNOH Fanzone.
Driver Corey LaJoie, however, will kick off the week as part of the NASCAR Hauler Showcase at ONE DAYTONA on Monday at 6:00 p.m. ET. Fans will also be able to see up close and personal the brightly-colored, 18-wheeled NASCAR Cup Series haulers that take team’s race cars and equipment to each NASCAR venue.
Rodney Atkins, one of country music’s most prominent artists, will debut the UNOH Fanzone for the week on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET, with a concert (no Q&A). This takes place after on-track action – practice for the new NASCAR ‘Next Gen” Cup Series that starts at 5:05 p.m. where fans can see up close the drivers and teams working on the cars (from the UNOH Fanzone). All infield campers and GEICO West Lot campers will be able to attend for free while others – who are not camping guests – can buy a ticket for just $20 per person, gaining access to the UNOH Fanzone for both Atkins’ concert and the Cup Series Practice. To purchase tickets, fans are encouraged to log onto www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com now to guarantee their spots for an incredible night of entertainment.
Below is the list of Fan Q&A for Speedweeks Presented By AdventhHealth:
Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 – NASCAR Hauler Showcase
- 6:00 p.m.: Corey LaJoie – Son of two-time Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 Champion Randy LaJoie, seeking first victory in NASCAR Cup Series driving for Spire Motorsports
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 – Practice for NASCAR Cup Series
UNOH Fanzone Musical Performance
- 8:00 p.m.: Rodney Atkins – Noted Country Music Artist
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 – Bluegreen Vacations Duel
UNOH Fanzone Q&A
- 4:30 p.m.: Ricky Stenhouse – 2017 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Champion
- 4:45 p.m.: Denny Hamlin – Three-time DAYTONA 500 Champion, 2008 Wawa 250 Champion
- 5:30 p.m.: Aric Almirola – 2014 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Champion
- 5:45 p.m.: David Ragan – 2011 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Champion
- 6:00 p.m.: Steve O’Donnell – NASCAR Executive VP & Chief Racing Development Officer (Tech talk on Next Gen car)
Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 – NEXTera Energy 250
UNOH Fanzone Q&A
- 1:15 p.m.: Chase Briscoe – Begins second NASCAR Cup season with Stewart-Haas Racing
- 2:25 p.m.: Ross Chastain – 2019 Wawa 250 Champion, Florida native begins second fulltime season in NASCAR Cup Series
- 2:45 p.m.: Christopher Bell – Last year’s NASCAR Cup Series Daytona Road Course Champion; Ty Gibbs – Last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Daytona Road Course Champion
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 – Lucas Oil 200 and Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300
UNOH Fanzone Q&A
- 9:15 a.m.: Joey Logano – 2015 DAYTONA 500 Champion, 2011 Wawa 250 Champion, 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion
- 9:45 a.m.: Ryan Blaney – 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Champion
- 10:00 a.m.: The Thunderbirds – To perform flyover during National Anthem, 12 consecutive years and 13th overall
- 11:35 a.m.: Kyle Busch – 2008 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Champion, Two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion seeking first DAYTONA 500 victory
- 12:00 p.m.: Chris Buescher – 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
- 12:15 p.m.: Bubba Wallace – Runner-up in 2018 DAYTONA 500, captured first NASCAR Cup Series last fall at Talladega Superspeedway
Midway Q&A (Exhibit Area Outside Track off ISB)
- 9:30 a.m.: William Byron (eNASCAR exhibit) – 2020 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Champion, 2017 Wawa 250 Champion
- 12:00-1:30 p.m. (TBD on exact time): Cole Custer (Kids Zone Exhibit): One-time winner in NASCAR Cup Series, third season with Stewart/Haas Racing
Harley Jr’s Experience Q&A (High Banks Suite)
- 1:00 p.m.: Michael McDowell – Defending DAYTONA 500 Champion
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 – DAYTONA 500
UNOH Fanzone Q&A
- 9:45 a.m.: UNOH Engine Rebuild Exhibition
- 10:30 a.m.: Daniel Suarez – 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion, second season with Trackhouse Racing (owners’ Pitbull & Justin Marks)
- 10:45 a.m.: Tyler Reddick – 2018 Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 Champion, two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
- 11:00 a.m.: Austin Cindric – 2021 Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 Champion, 2022 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Candidate for Cup Series for Team Penske; Harrison Burton – Four-time NASCAR Xfinity Series winner; 2022 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Candidate for Cup Series for Wood Brothers
- 11:15 a.m.: Kyle Larson – 2018 Wawa 250 Champion, Reigning NASCAR Cup Series Champion seeking first DAYTONA 500 victory
- 12:00 p.m.: Martin Truex, Jr.: 2017 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, 2005 Wawa 250 Champion seeking fist DAYTONA 500 triumph
- 12:15 p.m.: Chase Elliott – 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, 2016 Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 Champion seeking first DAYTONA 500 win
** Schedule is subject to change
The DAYTONA 500 gets the green flag at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb 20 (FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
While RV Camping and frontstretch seating are sold out, fans can still be a part of the DAYTONA 500 experience with fan hospitality options. There’s still a variety of hospitality packages left in the Rolex 24 Lounge Suites and the all-new Harley J’s Experience (High Banks Suite with incredible view of the frontstretch), plus options for other events as part of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth. For ticket information, log onto www.DAYTONA500.com.
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.