SPEEDWEEKS & DAYTONA 500
February 18-26, 2017
Racing is in the February air! This nine-day motorsports campaign includes an action-packed schedule of six of the most exciting races, culminating with the DAYTONA 500:
Lucas Oil 200 and The Unlimited (Feb. 18, 2017)
DAYTONA 500 Qualifying By Kroger (Feb. 19, 2017)
Can Am Duel (Feb. 23, 2017)
NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Feb. 24, 2017)
PowerShares QQQ 300 (Feb. 25, 2017)
DAYTONA 500 (Feb. 26, 2017)
Daytona International Speedway, the world's first motorsports stadium, has been home to the DAYTONA 500 since hosting the inaugural event in 1959. Traditionally held every February, the DAYTONA 500 is NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious event of the year and the season-opener to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Staged on the historic 2.5-tri-oval, the 200-lap, 500-mile event has been captured by racing greats such as Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and most recently Joey Logano.
Fans from all 50 states and more than 40 different countries flock to Daytona Beach every year to see which driver will be the next to hoist the Harley J. Earl trophy as a DAYTONA 500 champion.
Video: Hamlin wins by a nose in the Daytona 500 (2016)
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