Since 1959, fans have gone along on the wild 500 mile ride during The Daytona 500! No matter if you are sitting in the stands, in the middle of the infield, or glued to your TV set, if you are a NASCAR fan, the month of February signals kick off for a year of car racing competition.
For many, The Daytona 500 is considered the most important and prestigious race of the NASCAR calendar, and unlike most sports, the best is not saved for last. The Super Bowl of stock car racing is usually held the second or third Sunday in February, the culmination of numerous activities and events held during ‘Speedweek’.
This is one of the busiest weekends for Daytona Beach. If you are unable to find lodging near the Daytona International Speedway, you might consider nearby Ormond Beach where you can tour the Harley Davidson Showroom, or a short drive north is the oldest city in America, St. Augustine, with numerous family-type attractions, like Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. Many attractions are located within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine.
For more information on activities and events in the Daytona Beach area, You may want to visit the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce and view their calendar of events.