Monday, February 13, 2017

Travel Tips: Speedweeks at Daytona – Feb. 17-19, 2017

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The “off-season” is over. It’s time to head back to the track and kick off the 2017 NASCAR season at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. Speedweeks at Daytona begins Friday, Feb. 17 and culminates with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26. During the seven days of on-track action, fans will see the season openers for the newly-named Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series and the Camping World Truck Series, along with the ARCA Racing Series. Fans can also see the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona and Daytona 500 qualifying during the opening weekend.

Fans heading to Daytona for Speedweeks will want to check out the UNOH Fanzone for off-track activities, including garage tours, driver and team appearances, live music and the kids’ area. Find out more about the UNOH Fanzone here.

Fans can also enjoy the grand opening of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on Friday, Feb. 17. The Hall is located in the Daytona Ticket and Tours building – find out more about it here.

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Key on-track times for the first weekend of Speedweeks:

Friday, Feb. 17 –
  • ARCA practice – 9:30 a.m. ET
  • ARCA qualifying – 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona practice – 5-5:55 p.m. and 6:30-7:25 p.m. ET
Saturday, Feb. 18 –
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice – 10:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.  and 1:30-3:25 p.m. ET
  • ARCA Racing Series presented by Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire – 4:15 p.m. ET
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona – 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 19 –
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 qualifying presented by Kroger – for the front row of the Daytona 500 and for starting positions in the Can-Am Duel – 3:10 p.m. ET
While there are no on-track activities for the NASCAR teams Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 20-22, the Richard Petty Ride-Along Program will run each day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET. Find out more here. A number of Daytona Tours are available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET on Monday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ET on Tuesday and Wednesday. Learn more here.

Purchase tickets for Speedweeks at Daytona and find information and a complete schedule at


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