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If you’re a NASCAR fan, mark your calendars for one of the most significant dates in the racing world – the Daytona 500. While the event is still a few months away, it’s never too early to start planning for the big race and all the excitement of Speedweek.

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When is the Daytona 500 in 2024?

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 18th, at 2:30 p.m. The Daytona 500 will take place at the iconic Daytona International Speedway.

But that’s not all! The week is packed with races for those seeking the ultimate NASCAR experience. Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Pole qualifying to determine the front row for the Daytona 500.

Thursday, Feb. 15: 150-mile duel qualifying races to set the Daytona 500 lineup.

Friday, Feb. 16: Truck Series race.

Saturday, Feb. 17: 200-mile ARCA race; 300-mile Xfinity Series race.

Sunday, Feb. 18: The 66th Daytona 500.

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How much does a Daytona 500 ticket cost?

Don’t wait too long to grab your tickets for the NASCAR season opener in February. They have been on sale since July and are selling fast.

As of October 17th, ticket prices for the grandstands range from $149 to $489 according to the Daytona 500 website.

For information on other ticket prices, including multi-day and travel packages, visit daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

Where to stay for the Daytona 500

When a major event takes place at the Speedway, hotel bookings go quickly. Here are some nearby hotels to consider:

  • Residence Inn by Marriott, 1725 Richard Petty Blvd.
  • Courtyard by Marriott, 1605 Richard Petty Blvd.
  • WoodSpring Suites Daytona Speedway, 2904 W. International Speedway Blvd.
  • Home2 Suites, 200 Fentress Blvd.
  • Hampton Inn Daytona Speedway, 1715 W. International Speedway Blvd.
  • Holiday Inn Express Daytona Beach, 90 Professional Blvd.
  • Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave.
  • The Streamline Hotel, 140 S. Atlantic Ave.


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