2020 NASCAR – Daytona 500 Race Preview


Article graphics courtesy by Daytona International Speedway

Information compiled and written by Nathan Wertheimer

Mark your calendar now for the Daytona 500 Race at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday February 16, 2020, race time 2:30pm. Look for the excitement of NASCAR racing in Central Florida. This is the hottest ticket in town on this weekend. It is a must see for any auto racing fan. Make it a fun day at the race!

Get your tickets and pre-paid parking ahead of race day. Ticket prices range from $99-$395+ per ticket seating. The best location is in the middle at finish line. The cheaper tickets tend to be around the lower pit areas. Other ticket packages are available on-line at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2020/DAYTONA-500/Tickets.aspx#tickets . This race may sell-out before race day, it is suggested to get your tickets early.

Before attending this race here are some suggested items to bring with you. Don’t forget to bring the sunscreen, poncho, hat, ear protection muffs, comfortable shoes & clothing, photo/video camera, binoculars, radio scanner for your favorite race team,

It is a short drive from Downtown Orlando to the Daytona International Speedway. Check your GPS for the best route there. Traffic will be very heavy close to race time on Daytona International Speedway Blvd. Law enforcement will be out monitoring and directing traffic. It is recommended to arrive at least 4-6 hours before the start of the race. Most area parking lots are first come, first serve. Expect to pay for parking $20-$60 cash per vehicle on private property. Some NASCAR fans even tailgate at their vehicles before the race starts. Certain parking lots may prohibit tailgating ask before parking in that lot. When the race is over expect there to be heavy traffic. Law Enforcement will be directing traffic in one direction away from the speedway. It is best to take alternative roads to get away from the heavy traffic. The main roads and interstate may have very heavy traffic. It is best to take either a ride sharing service, taxi service, or bus service, and leave your vehicle at home.

There is Pre-Race Party before the Daytona 500. Fans are able to access to the fan zone with limited garage access, pit areas race track in-field, and much more.

If you get hungry during the race, this event has you covered. There are many concession stands underneath the stands on the main concourses. They have everything from sandwiches, salads, burgers, hotdogs, peanuts, ice cream, and much more. Plus, there is a long list of beverages from soda to liquor. Food and drink prices will range from about $5 – $15 depending on what you order. Anyone buying alcohol less than 40 years old must show any government I.D. No underage drinking is allowed!

The sight and sounds of NASCAR at Daytona International Speedway will keep you on your toes. Most fans love the car wrecks of their opponent racecar. At the end of the race see who will come out as the winner of the Daytona 500. The winner usually does some donuts in the middle in-field at the track.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to see live auto racing in Central Florida. There are only two NASCAR races at Daytona per year. For more information on this race please visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2020/DAYTONA-500/DAYTONA-500.aspx

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