Travel Tips: Daytona Budweiser Speedweeks – Feb. 18-22, 2015

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The 2015 NASCAR season kicked off last Saturday with the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, won by Matt Kenseth. This week, Daytona International Speedway continues to host Daytona Budweiser Speedweeks, culminating with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22. Over the next week, fans will see the season-opening points races for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series.

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Fans heading to Daytona for Speedweeks will want to check out the Sprint FANZONE for off-track activities, including garage tours, driver and team appearances, live music and the kids’ area. Find the schedule for Speedweeks in the Sprint FANZONE here.

The annual Hot Rods and Reels fishing tournament to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center (Speediatrics) takes place Friday, Feb. 20 at 8 a.m. ET on Lake Lloyd at the Speedway. Find out more about the event here and more about the Foundation at

Key on-track times for the second weekend of Budweiser Speedweeks:

Wednesday, Feb. 18 –
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 2-2:45 and 3:15-3:55 p.m. ET

Thursday, Feb. 19 –
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – noon to 1:25 p.m. ET
  • Camping World Truck Series practice – 1:30-2:25 p.m. and 3:30-4:55 p.m. ET
  • Budweiser Duel qualifying races for the Daytona 500 – 7 p.m. ET

Friday, Feb. 20 –
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 11 a.m.-12:25 p.m. and 2-3:25 p.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series practice – 12:30-1:55 and 3:30-4:25 p.m. ET
  • Camping World Truck Series qualifying – 4:45 p.m. ET (approximate)
  • Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 21
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 10:30-11:55 a.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 12:15 p.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series Alert Today Florida 300 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, Feb. 22
  • Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 – 1 p.m. ET

Get information about and purchase tickets for Daytona Budweiser Speedweeks, and find a complete schedule for Speedweeks, at

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