Racing in Daytona Beach
Since 1929 when Major Henry Segrave set an automobile land speed record on the white sandy beaches of Daytona Beach, the Daytona Beach area has become synonymous with the high-octane sport of racing. Daytona International Speedway, aka the ‘World Center of Racing’, hosts some of the area’s most popular races such as the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400, Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Daytona 200, a 200-mile motorcycle race that occurs during Bike Week each year. Each year, millions of visitors descend upon Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas to witness racing history in the making. Even when there aren’t big events happening, race fans can visit one of the many speedway parks in the area. The Volusia Speedway Park on State Road 40 in Barberville and the New Smyrna Beach Speedway offer sanctioned NASCAR races throughout the year. And various historical racing museums such as the Living Legends of Auto Racing in South Daytona entertain motorsports enthusiasts year-round. With Visit Florida Racing based in Daytona Beach, we love to cheer on our No. 90, a Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype that had its best season on record in 2014. So whether you’re a race fan, car buff or just enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of a motorcycle event, Daytona Beach is the place for you.
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