Travel Tips: Speedweeks at Daytona – Feb. 7-9, 2020

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New year, new season, new drivers…the same “Great American Race.”

The “off-season” is over: It’s time to head back to the track and kick off the 2020 season at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, home of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth  beginning Friday, Feb. 7, and culminating with the 62nd Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16. During seven days of on-track action, fans will see the season openers for the NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, plus the ARCA Menard’s Series; fans will also see Daytona 500 qualifying and the Busch Clash at Daytona during the opening weekend.

Fans heading to Daytona for Speedweeks can 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.

The Speedway website has put together a list of 11 places around the track to visit “While You’re Here,” including the Big Bill and Anne B. France statue, the 4th Turn Grill, the Dale Earnhardt statue and more.

ONE DAYTONA, located directly across the street from the speedway, is a new venue featuring shopping, entertainment and food options for track visitors. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the venue will host its second annual Kickoff to Daytona Speedweeks from 6-8 p.m. ET, featuring live entertainment, NASCAR drivers, photo ops and NASCAR haulers on display – find out more here.

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

Friday, Feb. 7 –
  • ARCA Menard’s Series practice – 1:30 and 3 p.m. ET
Saturday, Feb. 8 –
  • NASCAR Cup Series Busch Clash practice – 11:35 a.m. ET
  • ARCA Menard’s Series qualifying – 12:30 p.m. ET
  • NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 practice – 1:35 and 3 p.m. ET
  • ARCA Menard’s Series Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire – 4:45 p.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 9 –
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  • NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 qualifying Presented by Kroger – for the front row of the Daytona 500 and for starting positions in the Bluegreen Vacations Duel – noon ET
  • NASCAR Cup Series Busch Clash at Daytona – 3 p.m. ET
While there are no on-track activities for the NASCAR teams Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 10-12, the NASCAR Racing Experience Ride or Drive Program will run each day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET and a number of Daytona Tours are available (9 a.m.-4 p.m. ET Monday-Wednesday).

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

Travel Tips: Speedweeks at Daytona – Feb. 7-9, 2020 Travel Tips: Speedweeks at Daytona – Feb. 7-9, 2020 Reviewed by Paula on Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Rating: 5