February air in Florida signals the return of racing season as Speedweeks brings to return of stock cars to the“World Center of Racing”. The nine-day motorsports campaign will provide you and other faithful race fans with an action-packed schedule, featuring seven races from four different racing series. However, there’s plenty of off-track action to keep you busy as well.
This year, Speedweeks autograph sessions include active drivers from multiple race series’ and the elite United States Air Force Thunderbirds! All autograph sessions are only open to fans that have UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access.
• February 17: ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menard’s All Access & Autograph Session
• February 24: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Autograph Session
• February 26: United States Air Force Thunderbirds Autograph Session
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Recently relocated from Novi, Michigan, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA), located in the Tickets and Tours Building at Daytona International Speedway, offers a vivid journey through the history of motorsports.
The MSHFA is the only hall of fame that encompasses the full spectrum of American motorsports: stock cars, sports cars, motorcycles, open-wheel, drag racing, off-road, powerboat, land an d water speed record chasing – plus aviation.
Children (6-12): $5.00
Children (5 and younger): Free Guests with that day’s race admission ticket: $5.00
Talk to any DAYTONA veteran and they’ll tell you that the pre-race track walk is a unique tradition that you won’t want to miss out on. Gain access to the same track that will soon crown DAYTONA’s newest champion and through the tri-oval grass. Leave your mark by signing the start/finish line and experience the famous surface from a completely different perspective before grabbing a spot for driver introductions.
On the day of the DAYTONA 500, you’ll be able to watch Lady Antebellum perform in the DAYTONA 500 Pre-Race Show. Only those with UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access are allowed on the track and tri-oval grass during pre-race festivities.
Gatorade Victory Lane
After each race, immerse yourself in the experience of a championship celebration in Gatorade Victory Lane. Once you’ve gotten your UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race access, be sure to head over before the race ends to get in line for a good spot in the stands to watch the champagne flow.
Over the course of Speedweeks, Gatorade Victory Lane also provides a unique opportunity to see the Harley J. Earl DAYTONA 500 trophy up close, before walking in the steps of greatness by stepping onto the podium and getting your picture taken as the next DAYTONA 500 champion.
Win great prizes instantly with DAYTONA Rewards! Prizes include winning a hot lap, celebrating with the newest DAYTONA champion in Gatorade Victory Lane and access to the driver’s meeting! Sign up and visit one of our seven DAYTONA Rewards Stations located on the first level each injector inside the stadium, in the Midway and inside UNOH Fanzone. On the day of the DAYTONA 500, fans who scan at 6 of the 7 locations could win an all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 DAYTONA 500! You can register online www.disrewards.com.
The World’s Only Motorsports Stadium
Daytona International Speedway is the world’s only motorsports stadium – a world-class facility with premium amenities unmatched to anything else in motorsports. The stadium made its debut during Speedweeks 2016 and hosted the closest finish in the history of “The Great American Race”. The sellout DAYTONA 500 crowd enjoyed all of the new amenities, which include:
• All-new wider and more comfortable seats with improved sightlines
• Spacious concourses
• Escalators and elevators
• Free Wi-Fi throughout the concourses, Midway, UNOH Fanzone and the GEICO campgrounds
• Twice as many restrooms and three times as many concessions and merchandise stands
Be sure to spend some time in the massive Midway area. Located directly behind the new stadium, the Midway is packed with merchandise vendors and partner displays, including the Fanatics Superstore – a 65,000 square-foot tent serving as a one-stop shop for driver and event gear.
For more to do during Speedweeks, be sure to check out the full event schedule.
Don’t miss out on all of this exciting action throughout Speedweeks. Enhance your race day experience today by upgrading to UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access today! To order, go online now or call 1-800-PITSHOP today.