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It’s tough to survive in the off-season with no NASCAR racing, so if you’re looking to get away from the cold weather and see some racing action, Daytona International Speedway has just what you’re looking for: Daytona Preseason Thunder, running Thursday, Jan. 9 through Tuesday, Jan. 14.
NASCAR kicks off the 2014 season with testing at the 2.5-mile superspeedway featuring all three top series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks – as well as two Preseason Thunder Fan Fest events following practice on Thursday, Jan. 9, for the Cup Series and Saturday, Jan. 11, for the Nationwide Series.
The schedule for on-track activities for each series is as follows:
- Sprint Cup Series – Thursday and Friday, Jan. 9-10 from 9 a.m.-noon ET and from 1-5 p.m. ET
- Nationwide Series – Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12 from 9 a.m.-noon ET and from 1-5 p.m. ET
- Camping World Truck Series – Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 13-14 from 9 a.m.-noon ET and from 1-5 p.m. ET
The Preseason Thunder Fan Fests are scheduled for Thursday night, Jan. 9, for the Sprint Cup Series and Saturday night, Jan. 11, for the Nationwide Series. The Fan Fests will feature driver question-and-answer sessions, autograph sessions, show car displays and more. The event schedule for Sprint Cup Preseason Thunder Fan Fest, scheduled to take place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. ET, is available here – the Nationwide Series event schedule, also taking place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. ET, has not yet been posted.
Tickets for Preseason Thunder testing sessions are $15 each day for the Cup Series and $10 each day for the Nationwide Series. Tickets for Preseason Thunder Fan Fests are $25 for the Cup Series and $10 for the Nationwide Series. Cup Series tickets are available now by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com, while Nationwide Series tickets will be available at the gate. Fans can also watch each day’s testing sessions, including the Truck Series, at no cost from a section of the Oldfield Grandstands.