Racing in Daytona Beach
Since 1929 when Major Henry Segrave set his final land speed record on the white sandy beaches of the "World's Most Famous Beach," the Daytona Beach area has become synonymous with the high-octane sport of racing. Daytona International Speedway, the world's first motorsports stadium, hosts the area’s most popular races:
DAYTONA 500 (February 18, 2018. Speedweeks 2018 dates and racing schedules will be announced at a later date.)
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.
National Racing Landmarks and Museums
A national racing landmark, Volusia Speedway Park on State Road 40 in Barberville is home of the Dirt Car Nationals every February. The New Smyrna Beach Speedway offers sanctioned NASCAR races throughout the year. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, a 10,000 square foot homage to all forms of motorsports, is located at Daytona International Speedway. And various historical racing museums such as the Living Legends of Auto Racing in South Daytona entertain motorsports enthusiasts year-round. Be sure to add a self-guided walk through Birthplace of Speed Park in Ormond Beach and the beach racing display at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum for historical perspective.
VISIT FLORIDA Daytona Beach-Based Racing Team
With VISIT FLORIDA Racing based in Daytona Beach, we love to cheer on our No. 90, a Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype that races in the most prestigious endurance racing series. 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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