Daytona 500 Race Tickets
NASCAR fans can buy their Daytona 500 tickets right here at TicketSmarter! The Daytona 500 is the biggest and most prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar. The first event was held in 1959 to christen the newly built Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR legend Lee Petty won the inaugural running, and his son Richard Petty went on to be the winningest driver in Daytona 500 history with seven victories. One of the most popular and notable race winners was Dale Earnhardt, who finally won his only Daytona 500 in 1998 after 20 years of trying.
In 1982, the race became the season opener for the NASCAR Cup Series, which is a tradition that continues today. Daytona is also a part of Daytona Speedweek with multiple practices, qualifying sessions and support races leading up to The Great American Race. The Daytona 500 is usually scheduled for the second or third Sunday of February with beautiful Florida weather greeting race fans each year. Recent winners that have hoisted the Harley J. Earl Trophy in victory lane include Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon and Kurt Busch. Secure your Daytona 500 tickets today to watch your favorite driver attempt to win the biggest race in NASCAR!
Daytona 500 Ticket Prices
The main factor that determines the ticket prices for the Daytona 500 race day is the seating location. The prices will vary depending on where the seats are located in relation to the speedway. Variables such as the seats putting you closer to the track or up higher in the grandstand are also taken into consideration. In addition to the main race, TicketSmarter will have tickets available to the exhibition and support class races along with practice and qualifying. These other events during Daytona Speedweek will all have their unique ticket prices.
How much are Daytona 500 tickets?
Daytona tickets can typically be found at a starting price of around $110. The average cost to attend the event is usually right at about $200. Seats in the lower section of the grandstand will be cheaper than those that are higher up. Tickets that offer a view overseeing the start-finish line will also be one of the more expensive options.
Daytona 500 Date & Schedule
The Daytona 500 is typically set to take place on the second or third Sunday of February. Daytona Speedweek takes place during the previous week in the build-up to The Great American Race. The Busch Clash will kick off the race week with an exhibition race on Tuesday night. The Clash will feature the NASCAR Cup Series drivers racing on the 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway.
This is followed up by Daytona 500 Qualifying on Wednesday. Qualifying only sets the front row for the Daytona 500 with the rest of the field battling for their starting positions in the Duel at Daytona races on Thursday nights. The finish of the Duels will determine the remainder of the starting order for the big race on Sunday. Friday night sees the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series take to the track for a 250-mile race. Saturday features a doubleheader with the ARCA Menards Series racing for 200 miles and a 300 mile NASCAR Xfinity Series event.
Race day begins with fan access on the front stretch opening up at 9 am local time. A pre-race concert is also scheduled for about an hour before the race starts. This is followed up by driver introductions. The green flag will fly for the Daytona 500 in the early afternoon following pre-race ceremonies.
When do Daytona 500 tickets go on sale?
Daytona 500 tickets typically go on sale in June. In addition to regular NASCAR tickets, there may be premium seating and hospitality options available for purchase. Tickets may be available before the June on-sale date due to presales, sponsor tickets and season tickets being available at an earlier date.
Daytona 500 Seating Chart
Daytona International Speedway can accommodate 101,500 NASCAR fans in its massive multiple level grandstands. The grandstand spans from the exit of Turn 4, through the tri-oval and into the entry of Turn 1. The 100-level of seating is where fans can get the closest to the action, with 200-level being reserved for sponsor suites. The 300-level is the middle tier of the grandstand while the 400-level gives fans a bird’s eye view of the track. For fans wanting to sit directly in front of the start-finish line, sections 140 through 152 and 344 through 358 are the way to go!
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