DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The most exciting time of year for the Daytona Beach area and racing fans is just around the corner.

Daytona Speedweeks, which officially kicks off the NASCAR racing season, is happening from February 9 to February 17 and ends with a big bang — the Daytona 500.

Here’s all you need to know to make the most of your experience at this year’s Daytona Speedweeks:

Big Events

  • Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire – Saturday, February 9: The ARCA Racing series opener for Speedweeks, featuring veteran drivers and up-and-coming drivers.
  • DAYTONA 500 Qualifying – Sunday, February 10: This qualifying race will determine who gets to be in the front row at the Daytona 500.
  • The Duel At DAYTONA 150 – Thursday, February 14: This 150-mile qualifying race will determine starting positions for the Daytona 500. Championship points will be awarded to top 10 finishers.
  • The NextEra Energy Resources 250 – Friday, February 15: This 100-lap truck race is the season opener for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
  • The DAYTONA 300 – Saturday, February 16: This race is the season-opening event for the NASCAR Xfinity Series where you’ll see future racing starts and veterans alike.
  • The DAYTONA 500 – Sunday, February 17: NASCAR’s biggest event of the year, also called the “Great American Race” features a 2.5-mile trioval and 31-degree banking to help determine the champion of this prestigious race.

How to Buy Tickets

Interested attendees can buy tickets online on Daytona International Speedway’s website or by calling call 1-800-PITSHOP.

Bundles packages are being offered, in which you can buy 2-day (attend the Daytona 300 and 500) or 4-day packs (attend the Duel at Daytona, NextEra Energy 250, the Daytona 300, and Daytona 500) for Speedweeks. 

There will also be a will call at Daytona International Speedway’s main ticket office inside the ‘Ticket and Tours’ Building on 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard. Just make sure to bring a valid ID. 

Places to Stay


Attendees have the option to camp out along the Speedway's 180-acre infield, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie among attendees.

You can camp out in your motorcoaches and tents during your stay at Speedweeks.

For more information on campsites and RV camping grounds, visit the Speedweeks website.

You can also call 1-800-PITSHOP to purchase access to one of the sites.


Don't feel like camping? The Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has listed the following as lodging options in the Daytona Beach area:

  • Maverick Resort
    • 485 South Atlantic Avenue (Ormond Beach)
    • Rates start from $160/night
    • No minimum night stay
  • Holiday Shores Beach Club
    • 2617 South Atlantic Avenue (Daytona Beach Shores)
    • Rates start from $170/night
    • Two night minimum stay
    • Pet friendly
  • Tropical Manor on the Ocean
    • 2237 South Atlantic Avenue (Daytona Beach Shores)
    • Rates start from $138/night
    • Three night minimum stay
  • Oceanside Inn
    • 1909 South Atlantic Avenue (Daytona Beach)
    • Rates start from $199/night
    • Four night minimum stay
  • Daytona Beach Ocean Walk
    • 300 North Atlantic Avenue (Daytona Beach)
    • Rates depend on unit size
    • Five night minimum stay

For more lodging options, visit the Visitors Bureau's website.

Parking and Traffic

Free parking is available at the Speedway's Lot 3. There will be free park-and-ride services offered to take attendees to the Speedway, as well as to take them back to the lot at the end of the day. 

Paid trackside parking at Lot 4, front-stretch parking, and infield parking are now sold out, according to Daytona International Speedway. 

ADA parking is also available at lots 1, 4, and 6.

For more parking and payment information, visit the Speedway's website


Daytona International Speedway recommends that attendees follow Florida 511 by the Florida Department of Transportation. You can dial 511 for free traffic delays, updates, and crashes. 

You can also follow 511 updates on Twitter at @FL511_central, @FL_511_I4 and @FL511_I95.

Attendees can also get real-time traffic updates from Spectrum News 13.