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PREVIEW - DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Including driver appearances, seating, what to do, schedule, facility preview, parking etc.

Ticket office (386) 253-7223 Speedway
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Fla. 32114

Don’t forget to check with the Florida DOT for accidents and construction: www.dot.state.fl.us/ or fl511

TRACK NEWS:
The Daytona International Speedway app provides guests with the ultimate event companion.

Wi-Fi access is now available throughout the concourses, Sprint FANZONE, and Midway area.

Always stay connected with charging stations scattered along the frontstretch

the Midway, has been relocated to a more fan-friendly location directly behind the new stadium, stretching from the Sunoco injector to the Florida Hospital injector. The massive area continues to be a major hub of fan activity leading up to the green flag with a multitude of entertainment options lining the space.

GETTING THERE and LEAVING 2016


   From the North (Jacksonville)
   I-95 South to US-1 (exit 273)
   South on US-1 to S.R. 40 (Granada Blvd.)
   West (right) on S.R. 40 to Clyde Morris Blvd.
   Clyde Morris Blvd. South to Parking Lot 7
   FREE SPEEDWAY PARKING AND SHUTTLE

   From the South (Melbourne)
   I-95 to LPGA Blvd. (exit 265)
   LPGA Blvd. East to Clyde Morris Blvd.
   Clyde Morris South to Parking Lot 7
   FREE SPEEDWAY PARKING AND SHUTTLE

   From the East (Daytona Beach Area)
   From A1A take any one of the area's bridges to US-1
   US-1 to Mason Ave.
   West Mason Ave. to Clyde Morris Blvd.
   North on Clyde Morris to Lot 7
   FREE SPEEDWAY PARKING AND SHUTTLE

   From the West (Orlando)
   I-4 East to S.R. 44 (exit 118)
   S.R. 44 East to US-1
   US-1 North to S.R. 400/Beville Rd.
   S.R. 400 West to Clyde Morris Blvd.
   Clyde Morris Blvd. North to access Parking Lot 7
   FREE SPEEDWAY PARKING AND SHUTTLE




GET THE DETAILED MAP! There are many roads zipping around the speedway that can be valuable in getting out of the traffic and onto the interstate you need to get back to your hotel. 

Also beware because the police will close streets and exits as traffic gets thick to help ease congestion and route you a different way.  So you know what I say Get there Early! 

Exiting After The Race
2016: I can't find any info on exiting the race.  This is from 2015 and I am leaving it; After the race, listen to 93.1 FM WKRO for traffic updates before exiting the parking lots. Daytona Beach Police Dept and The Florida Highway Patrol recommend you access the fastest and least congested routes to the north, west and south of the Speedway by heading east to Nova Road (Rte 5A). From Nova Rd you can go north or south to US 1 and access I-95 and I-4 at several different locations. To get to Nova Rd, go east from the Speedway, or any of the parking areas. Nova Rd is less than a mile east of the Speedway.  Go to US 1 for the fastest and least congested exit routes.

After the race, for the fastest and least congested routes north, south and west of the Speedway, the Police Department and Highway Patrol suggest that you access Interstate 95 or Interstate 4 by going east from the Speedway to U.S. 1. From U.S. 1 you can access I-95 or I-4 as follows:

* U.S. 1 NORTHBOUND TO:
         I-95 just north of Ormond Beach (approx. 11 miles)
         I-95 just north of Bunnell (approx. 27 miles)
         I-95 at St. Augustine (approx. 45 miles)
         U.S. 1 intersects I-95 north at all three of the above locations. We recommend you stay on U.S. 1 north all the way to St. Augustine then take I-95 north at St. Augustine.

* U.S. 1 SOUTHBOUND TO:
         SR 44 in New Smyrna Beach (then 15 miles to I-4 west)
         SR 442 in Edgewater (then 5 miles to I-95 south)
         To get to U.S 1, go east from the Speedway to Ridgewood Avenue.  (Ridgewood Ave. is U.S. 1)
511 provides time-saving traffic information for fans traveling to the Daytona International Speedway

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) offers advice to fans navigating Florida roadways on the way to the Daytona 500 – call 511, Florida’s free traffic information system. Information available through the 511 system includes travel delays, traffic crashes, roadway blockages and lane closures. By dialing 511, fans can stay informed on the roadways, plan alternate routes and stay safe.

Drivers can dial 511 to access real-time road conditions for all interstate highways and many metropolitan roadways including Interstate 4 and Interstate 95. As long as a caller is within Florida, the 511 system can be reached on any cell phone or landline, regardless of area code or service provider. Once in the Daytona area, callers can get detailed regional information on roads leading to the stadium, such as I-4 and I-95.

Before heading out, users can visit www.FL511.com for 511 tips and incident reports, and to register for My Florida 511 customized routes. When a phone number is registered, the 511 system recognizes the user and provides the option to hear traffic details for the programmed trips first. 

Park-and-Ride 2015

Park-and-Ride provides access to and from the Speedway from off-site parking areas free of charge. Park and Ride services will be provided for the following locations: Parking areas along Williamson Blvd. Lot 10 and Lot 7 at Bill France and Clyde Morris Blvds.

SHUTTLE SERVICES
ESCOT Bus Lines provides shuttle service from multiple locations in Central Florida to the Speedway for the DAYTONA 500 and Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola. Visit their website for details.SHUTTLE SERVICES

PARKING 2016

No overnight general admission car/truck parking in the infield. General admission cars/trucks may enter the infield Sunday morning based on availability. Time of entry to be determined. We recommend purchasing reserved Orange parking in advance to guarantee a spot.


Lot 7 - Frontstretch Ticket Holders Corner of Bill France Blvd. and Clyde Morris Blvd. FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE before and after the race.

BUS PARKING
Frontstretch bus parking is located just east of Williamson Blvd. in the Turn 1 Plaza

HANDICAPPED PARKING
RESERVED ACCESSIBLE PARKING LOTS:
Available on the following days:
February 13 – The Sprint Unlimited/Lucas Oil 200
February 18 – Can-Am Duel
February 19 – NextEra Energy Resources 250
February 20 – PowerShares QQQ 300
February 21 – DAYTONA 500


LOT 1
Reserved handicap parking for designated ADA seating areas for ticket holders in the following stadium sections:
143 – 180
342 – 394
442 – 491
Lot 1 is located outside Turn 1 at the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard and Turn One Drive.

LOT 4
Reserved handicap parking for designated ADA seating areas for ticket holders in the following stadium sections:
111 – 139
309 – 335
413 – 439
Lot 4 is located at the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard and Midway Avenue.

GENERAL ACCESSIBLE PARKING LOTS:
General accessible parking for guests with disabilities is available on a first come, first parked basis in the following locations:

LOT 6
Located on the backstretch, enter via gate 70. (Accessible tram transportation is provided from this lot to the Lot 1 Tram Plaza for seating access and to Sprint FANZONE for Sprint FANZONE and Pre-Race with proper wristband.

ON LEADING EVENT DAYS BEFORE THE DAYTONA 500 AND DURING ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA WEEKEND, LIMITED GENERAL ACCESSIBLE PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE IN:

LOT 1
Located at the intersection of International Speedway Blvd and Turn 1 Drive.
Note: Due to limited availability, this general accessible parking areas fill very early on leading event days. (General accessible parking is not available in this lot on the day of the DAYTONA 500)

LOT 4
Located in the former Midway display area at the intersection of International Speedway Blvd and Midway Avenue.
Note: Due to limited availability, this general accessible parking area fills very early on leading event days. (General accessible parking is not available in this lot on the day of the DAYTONA 500)
Note: with the expansion of accessible parking in Lot 6 on the backstretch in 2016, Lot 10 will no longer be used.


PARKING NEAR DAYTONA SPEEDWAY Recon from us

FROM JIM D., WEST PALM BEACH:  did find a good lot at the Open MRI Center on Bill France Blvd to park, which allowed us quick access out to I-95 after the race.... back home in West Palm Beach by 1:00am.
0.3  Open MRI of Daytona 201 Bill France Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

LAIDBACK RACING NOTES: When we went to the Keys on vacation we did a little Recon after getting this email from Jim

As many of you know I am not big on parking on Speedway property.  It is just too much of a cluster f#%&.  We did some Recon on parking and here is what we found.

Across the street from the front stretch of the Speedway are streets that run off International Speedway Blvd.  What is good about these roads is you can leave after the race by heading towards LPGA Blvd instead of getting caught up in International Speedway Blvd. traffic (get a map, it is an easy route).  The streets are Williamson, Fentress, and Bill France Blvd.  All of these roads have business on them that were closed when we went there on Sunday.  There weren't gates on many of them.  I think you can park there.  Now there maybe some one there charging you a small fee but these streets are right across form the front stretch. 
Bill France Blvd. is closer to turn 4.  On that road we saw the Open MRI building, the corner parking lot of the Volushia Mall, Space Coast credit Union, Studio Plus Delux, Sun Trust bank, Speedway Business Center and a Suburban Dodge.  On the corner of Bill France Blvd and International Speedway Blvd was a shopping center, Centre Marsh Volushia Pointe. 

Fentress is in the middle. On Fentiss we found Culligan Water, Enterprise Park, Eltec, Perkins Elmer, Cosmopro Group and Precision Engineering.  There were more than this but these are the ones who's signs I caught.  The only place I saw "No Parking on Side of Road" signs were on Fentress from Bayliss to International Speedway Blvd.

Another street Bayliss, intersects Fentress and is very close also.  On Bayliss we found a Business park that had parking.  Also on the corner of Fentress and Bayliss was a Coke A Cola Plant.  The part of Bayliss that is closest to Speedway Blvd is right behind Hooters.        

Williamson is closer to turn 1.  Target Store at International Speedway Blvd. and Williamson has paid parking for around  $30.00 and money goes to the United Way. The Target is on the corner and actually it looked like you could park on the side of the road on this street.  

All along International Speedway Blvd are business like; Toys R us, Pier 1, Barnes and Noble, Sports Authority, Best Buy, K-Mart, Home Depot, Rooms To Go, Hagan Terrace and International Speedway Square.  I am sure many of these business do what target does and charges for parking since they know they aren't going to have many sales from the locals during race day.    

FROM CAROL: Speedpark across the street from the daytona race track.  It costs us $30.00, had concrete and bathrooms.  When the race was cancelled, our $30 ran over until the next day of the race and the places were reserved.  Nice people running it and security. 

FROM PHIL: For those staying east of the track at hotels I found great onsite race parking with easy exit back to your area. Outside of turn four there are two lots that you enter from international speedway blvd.  One is run by the boy scouts and you technically park on airport property for 20-30 bucks depending on which night it is.  However if you get there early, there is a Marriot that charges $10 to park either night still the same length in walk as the boy scout lot. 

PREVIEW - A FEW OF OUR THOUGHTS... 

THE 500: Real race fans see the pilgrimage to Daytona for the 500 as a must do before they die. Jimmy has been to Daytona more times than he can count.  I have been 3 times.  By far the best time you will have in Daytona is to get there for the 125's and stay till Sunday.  We did that in 2001, in the infield no less, & had a blast!  To me, Daytona is too expensive to get there Saturday and watch only the Saturday and Sunday race even though we have done that on a whim.

The 400 on July 4th weekend isn't as popular as the 500.  If the 4th falls on Friday or Monday it makes it worth the trip because you don't have to take too many days off from work.

BEWARE: Jimmy got 3rd degree burns in the infield on the weekend of the Firecracker 400 when it was still run during the day.  This fact plus 400 miles goes quick at 190 MPH has stopped us from returning for the July 4th race.  Now that it is at night we may make it there again soon. 

INFIELD

By far my favorite way to do the races at Daytona or Talladega is the infield.  To not have to walk around a 2.50 or bigger race track is the best part.  Just get on top of The Race Wagon and watch practice, get down.  Get up on the Race Wagon for the 125's, get down.  Get back up on top for another practice, get down and only have to walk a few feet to be home.  You get more of a race fix in the infield at these 2 tracks.  No matter where you sit in the grandstands you just aren't getting that much better of a view.

If you are at the end of the backstretch in turn 3 it's cool to watch the cars coming down the back stretch and fan out 4 or 5 wide (hate that yellow line rule.  They used to spread it out even more than that!)  Then they all try to squeeze in line to 3 wide before getting into turn 3. 

The last time we went we got lucky & squeezed in to a spot in between the exit of pit road and where they climbed the banking going into turn one.  Only 1 row of motorhomes in between us and the fence.  Right on the main paved road.  Love that 20' long Race Wagon!  Man oh man that was a sweet spot.  In between turn 1 & turn 2 are grandstands that you can sit in if you buy a walk in ticket.  There are also some grandstands by Lake Lloyd.  We could see the start finish line, the race out of the pits, all of turns 1 & 2, all the back stretch and the top 2 lanes of 3 & 4.  We only lost the cars going into the dog leg and back out of it.   

Remember when doing the infield there are 2 simple rules:
1)  The higher you are the better the view.
2)  You will have to "RUN WITH WHAT YOU BRUNG!"  You can leave the infield and there is a KMart and Mall outside BUT it is a hike.

GRANDSTAND SEATING

We almost always do the infield at Daytona but have sat in the stands a few times.

We have sat in Seagrave not real high up and they were good seats (Section B, Row 13, Seat 29).  Still got the ticket because it was the year Ironhead finally won.  Got to see the Drag Race out of the pits (only time I get to see drag racin' anymore), most of the track and there was a jumbo tron right in front of us.  One word of warning, ever though I could see the cars on the backstretch, I watch the jumbo tron because it was hard to tell who was who even though I could see what the cars were doing.  

We sat in the Oldsfield Grandstands coming out of turn 4 and I didn't like them too much.  Couldn't see the start finish line or many of the pits.  Could see who was diving into the pits for a stop, most of the backstretch, all of turns 3 & 4.  Part of turns 1 & 2.
Weatherly Grandstands are pretty good.  Could see almost all the pits, start finish line, most of back stretch, all of turns 1 & 4 and most of turns 2 & 3.
 
CONCESSIONS

High priced like all tracks.  To see where to find the independent vendors for souvenior deals click RACE RECON

They have lowered some prices.  Click here to see what.

2016 TRACK SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH
8:00 am - - 4:00 pm Richard Petty Ride-Along Program At DAYTONA
11:00 am - - 5:30 pm Fanatics Merchandise Tent in Midway open
3:00 pm -Fanatics Infield Superstore opens in the Sprint FANZONE
3:00 pm - - 7:00 pmInspection station activity in Sprint FANZONE
3:00 pm - Sprint FANZONE opens
3:00 pm - - 9:30 pm Daytona Rewards Stations open in Stadium
3:00 pm - - 7:00 pm Community and Fan Open House
5:00 pm - - 5:45 pm NSCS practice
6:10 pm - - 6:55 pm NSCS practice

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH
9:00 am - Fanatics Infield Superstore opens in the Sprint FANZONE
9:00 am - Sprint FANZONE opens
10:00 am - - 6:30 pm Harley J. Earl DAYTONA 500 trophy photos in Gatorade Victory Lane inside Sprint FANZONE
10:00 am - - 6:30 pm Kids area open inside Sprint FANZONE
10:00 am - Midway Display Area
10:30 am - Fanatics Merchandise Tent in Midway open
10:30 am - - 6:30 pm Inspection station activity in Sprint FANZONE
12:00 pm - - 6:30 pm Daytona Rewards Stations open in Stadium
12:00 pm - Stadium gates open
12:00 pm - - 12:55 pm NSCS practice
1:30 pm - - 2:55 pm NCWTS practice
2:00 pm - - 5:00 pm Guided Garage Tours  Sprint FANZONE
4:00 pm - - 4:55 pm NCWTS final practice
5:00 pm - - 6:15 pm Live Band  Sprint FANZONE
5:10 pm - - 6:35 pm Pre-Race Access Ceremonies  pass required
6:40 pm - NSCS Can-Am Duel driver introductions
7:00 pm - Can-Am Duel

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
10:00 am - Fanatics Infield Superstore opens in the Sprint FANZONE
10:00 am - - 6:00 pm Inspection station activity in Sprint FANZONE
10:00 am - Sprint FANZONE opens
10:00 am - - 5:00 pm Daytona Rewards Stations open in Stadium
10:00 am - Stadium gates open
10:00 am - - 6:00 pm Harley J. Earl DAYTONA 500 trophy photos in Gatorade Victory Lane inside Sprint FANZONE
10:00 am - - 6:00 pm Kids area open inside Sprint FANZONE
10:00 am - Midway Display Area
10:30 am - Fanatics Merchandise Tent in Midway open
10:30 am - - 11:55 am NXS practice
12:00 pm - - 12:55 pm NSCS practice
1:00 pm - - 3:00 pm Live Band Main Stage in Sprint FANZONE
1:00 pm - - 1:55 pm NXS practice
2:00 pm - - 2:55 pm NSCS practice
3:00 pm - - 3:55 pm NXS final practice
4:30 pm -NCWTS NextEra Energy Resources 250 Qualifying
6:00 pm - 7:05 pm Pre-Race Ceremonies Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race pass required
7:00 pm - NextEra Energy Resources 250 driver introductions
7:30 pm - NextEra Energy Resources 250

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH
8:00 am - Fanatics Merchandise Tent in Midway open
8:00 am - Midway Display Area
9:00 am - Fanatics Infield Superstore opens in the Sprint FANZONE
9:00 am - - 2:30 pm Inspection station activity in Sprint FANZONE
9:00 am - Sprint FANZONE opens
9:00 am - - 3:00 pm Daytona Rewards Stations open in Stadium
9:00 am - Stadium gates open
9:00 am - - 2:30 pm Harley J. Earl DAYTONA 500 trophy photos in Gatorade Victory Lane inside Sprint FANZONE
9:00 am - - 2:30 pm Kids area open inside Sprint FANZONE
9:00 am - - 10:00 am United States Air Force Thunderbirds practice
10:00 am - NXS PowerShares QQQ 300 Qualifying (two laps, all positions)
12:15 pm - - 1:55 pm NSCS final practice for the DAYTONA 500
2:05 pm -3:00 pm Pre-Race Access CeremoACESprint FANZONE/Pre-Race pass required
3:00 pm - NXS PowerShares QQQ 300 driver introductions
3:30 pm - PowerShares QQQ 300

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST
7:00 am -Fanatics Infield Superstore opens in the Sprint FANZONE
7:00 am -Fanatics Merchandise Tent in Midway open
7:00 am -Sprint FANZONE opens
7:00 am -- 12:00 pm Harley J. Earl DAYTONA 500 trophy photos in Gatorade Victory Lane inside Sprint FANZONE
7:00 am - - 12:00 pm   Kids area open inside Sprint FANZONE
7:30 am - - 11:30 am  Guided Garage Tours for fans of all ages inside Sprint FANZONE (limited number available)
8:00 am - - 3:00 pm  Daytona Rewards Stations open in Stadium
8:00 am -Stadium gates open
8:00 am - Midway Display Area
8:00 am -12:35 pm Pre-Race Access Ceremonies Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race pass required
12:19 pm - DAYTONA 500 Pre-Race Show featuring award-winning country duo Florida Georgia Line on pit road
12:43 pm - DAYTONA 500 driver introductions
1:00 pm - DAYTONA 500


TICKET PRICES & PACKAGES

95.00 - 195.00

SPRINT FAN ZONE: SPRINT FANZONE / PRE RACE PASS $99.00
5 day sprint zone Wednesday, February 17 - Sunday, February 21 $150.00
To order any above: Call 1-800-PITSHOP or CLICK HERE


MILITARY DISCOUNT

FROM BARB: Military have to go thru the MWR on post.

HOSPITALITY


WHAT TO DO....

Driver's Appearances
Appearances are posted from a week before race day up until a few days before.  Many times there isn't advanced notice, go by the souvenir haulers and look for the signs. (Go on Friday if possible)


www.jayski.com
DriverAppearances.com
www.DIS.com


THURSDAY FEB 18 2016
4:30 pm - - 4:40 pm Driver Appearance: NSCS Can-Am drivers Jeffery Earnhardt & Bobby Labonte on the Alert Today Florida Main Stage in Sprint FANZONE
4:40 pm - - 4:55 pm Autograph Session: Can-Am drivers Jeffery Earnhardt & Bobby Labonte at the FPL Solar Patio in Sprint FANZONE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
8:00 am - - 9:30 am Driver Appearances: Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament on Lake Lloyd
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm NCWTS Autograph Session  FPL Solar Patio in Sprint FANZONE
3:45 pm - - 4:00 pm VIP Appearance United States Air Force Thunderbirds Fan Forum on the Alert Today Florida Main Stage in Sprint FANZONE
4:15 pm - - 4:30 pm  NASCAR Hall of Fame Member Bobby Allison at Harley J's inside the Stadium
5:00 pm - - 5:30 pm Scott Lagasse Jr.  Main Stage in the Sprint FANZONE
5:30 pm - - 5:45 pm Dale Inman & Leonard Wood  Main Stage

SATURDAY FEB. 20
12:00 pm - - 12:15 pm  Leonard Wood at Harley J's inside the Stadium
12:00 pm - - 12:15 pm  Bobby Allison on the Alert Today Florida Main Stage
12:35 pm - - 12:50 pm daniel Suarez in Harley J's in the Stadium
12:45 pm - - 1:00 pm Blake Koch  Main Stage in Sprint FANZONE
1:00 pm - - 1:30 pm Scott Lagasse Jr. Main Stage in the Sprint FANZONE
1:45 pm - - 2:00 pm Ryan Reed  Main Stage in Sprint FANZONE

SUNDAY FEB. 21
9:00 am - - 9:40 am United States Air Force Thunderbirds autograph session in Sprint FANZONE
9:30 am - - 9:45 am 1991 DAYTONA 500 Champion Ernie Irvan at Harley J's inside the Stadium
9:40 am - - 9:55 am Ryan Newman on the Alert Today Florida Main Stage in Sprint FANZONE
10:30 am - - 11:00 am 1991 DAYTONA 500 Champion Ernie Irvan at the Historic Car Display

OTHER DRIVER'S APPEARANCES NEAR THE TRACK 

PRE-RACE SHOW



Interactive Fan Area

Daytona International Speedway will add a new interactive fan area adjacent to the Superstretch grandstands outside Turn 3. Included in the 136,000-square foot interactive fan area will be amenities such as a go-kart track, kids play area, Ferris Wheel, show cars and a fan hospitality area called the SPEED Trackside Tavern, among other attractions.

THE SPEED STAGE

the Speed Stage is setup outsde of turn 4. Midway: Located just outside Turn 4, race fans can go on a shopping bonanza and pick up their favorite NASCAR apparel at the souvenir haulers, check out the display areas and even swing by the SPEED Stage.

DAYTONA 500  EXPERIENCE

‘Champions At Daytona’ exhibit Daytona 500 Experience, the “Official Attraction of NASCAR,” located just outside Turn 4 at the “World Center of Racing,” will honor those stock car drivers that have won at NASCAR’s most storied track with its latest exhibit – Champions At Daytona.

The exhibit, which will reside in the Goodyear Heritage of Daytona area, will open on Friday, April 23 and pay tribute to the champions at Daytona International Speedway in both the Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola with graphic panels, photographs, racing memorabilia and a replica No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet of 1998 Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt.

Among the drivers featured inside the exhibit will include Lee and Richard Petty, Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, Fireball Roberts, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip, A.J. Foyt, Dale Jarrett, Bill Elliott, Michael Waltrip, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

Richard Petty Driving Experience

*Race time events $149 plus tax and must be scheduled by calling 1-800-BE-PETTY. MORE

Raceway Ministries/MRO locations!

WEST CAMPGROUND (Location - Gate 40)
All Day - Hospitality area, games, and entertainment. Sunday -

INFIELD CAMPING (Location - Orange Lot)
All Day - Hospitality area and activities for children
Sunday morning - Worship Service

Other Stuff to do

How about a visit to Visit Florida's tallest lighthouse, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station?  The lighthouse tower and museum are located 12 miles south of Daytona Beach in nearby Ponce Inlet.  Also on Ponce Inlet is the Lighthouse Point Park.  It is on 52 acres, this park offers opportunities for fishing, swimming, and picnicking and features an observation deck and tower and numerous nature trails. 

There are the beautiful beaches at Daytona, Flagler and Ormond Beach with a ton of great seafood restaurants.  There are also a few racetracks within 15 miles for some good, ole fashioned, short track race before the big superspeedway battle.  Gorgeous golf courses at New Smyrna beach, Flagler Beach and Ormond Beach.  Many museums like African American Museum of the Arts and the Gillespie Museum of Minerals in nearby Deland.  There is even a Postal Museum in Orange City.  Of course there is nearby Disneyland.   

A must do is the Main Street Pier in Daytona Beach.  At 1000 feet long, the Main Street Pier is the longest pier on the east coast of the United States. It offers Space Needle observation tower, Outstanding Views, Fishing and a bar and restaurant.

While in Daytona Beach why not try a water sport’s activity like a parasailing adventure, jet skiing, ride a four wheel beach vehicle, fishing or sailing?  There are a ton of company’s minutes from the speedway to help you on this.
To read more Race Recon

OTHER IMPORTANT SPEEDWAY INFORMATION

TICKET OFFICES 2014

The main ticket office is located outside of Turn 4 near the Oldfield Grandstands. Ticket booths are open on property on race days at the following locations:

Frontstretch
Behind the DePalma Grandstand
Behind the Roberts Grandstand (select race days)
Behind the Lockhart Grandstand

Backstretch (DAYTONA 500 race day only)

NEXTEL FANZONE – located adjacent to the entrance to NEXTEL FANZONE inside infield.

WILL CALL

Will call is located at the main ticket office located at 1801 West International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.

Fans may enter Daytona International Speedway with:

One soft side bag / cooler, no larger than 14x14x14 inches.
Examples include: a soft side insulated cooler, a scanner bag, a fanny pack, a purse, a diaper bag, or a binocular bag, etc.
This one bag may be carried in any manner, i.e. by handle, with shoulder straps, on a belt, etc.
The soft side insulated cooler may contain ice.

One clear plastic bag, no larger than 18 X 18 X 4 inches.
To accommodate samples received and purchases made after fans have parked their cars.  Clear plastic bags may not contain ice.

Note: Fans are allowed to bring in one each of the bags described above.
Binoculars, scanners, headsets, cameras, not in a bag, worn separately over the neck or on the belt and seat cushions carried separately are also allowed.
Seat cushion bags with compartments will be reviewed on an individual basis.
All items brought through a grandstand gate will be inspected.

No restricted items may be left in or around the gate area.
UPS Express Lane UPS and Daytona International Speedway are teaming up to deliver race fans to their seats inside historic Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks 2010 even faster.

At major gate entrances at the “World Center of Racing,” race fans that have no bags requiring inspection can enter NASCAR’s prestigious facility through the UPS Express Lane.

TRAMS 2014

The Speedway provides tram service between the Frontstretch and Superstretch on both the east and west end of the Speedway before and after events and will depart regularly from the Speedway's tram plazas.

- East Tram Route: Turn 3, near Gate 70 to Turn 4, next to "Souvenir Row" and Fan Walk.

- Fan Zone / Turn 1 Tunnel Route: Outside Turn 1 Tunnel, next to Lockhart grandstand, to Infield Fan Zone (must have an infield or FanZone admission to
board)

- Infield Tram Route: From turns 1 & 2 to 3 & 4 along Lake Lloyd Road.

- West Tram Route: Turn 1, next to the Lockhart Grandstand to Turn 2, behind the "Turn 2" Grandstand and return (operates only on open Superstretch seating
days)

Tram passengers under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Trams are provided as a courtesy service to speedway guests. Due to the demand for this service, continuous riding (joyriding) is prohibited.

DO YOUR SELF A HUGE FAVOR AND DOWNLOAD THE FAN GUIDE...AT LEAST THE PARTS ABOUT PARKING.  THEY WILL NOT LET YOU TURN LEFT OUT OF SOME LOTS NOR WILL THEY LET YOU GO RIGHT OUT OF OTHERS!

Information Centers

Speedway Information Centers where guests can get information about the day’s track activities, guest amenities, access disabled assistance carts, and directions to various areas of the track, are located throughout the speedway property:

Speedway Information Centers, are where guests can get information about the day’s track activities, guest amenities, access disabled assistance carts, and directions to various areas of the track. They are located throughout the speedway property. • The Information Centers are open several hours in advance of events. The Main Guest Services Office is open everyday of Speedweeks and the Pepsi 400 events 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. It is located on the west side of the Security Building, just East of the Turn 4 Tunnel.

Pay Telephone Locations 

Pay telephones are available:
• At DAYTONA USA
• Beneath the Oldfi eld, DePalma, Campbell and Roberts
Frontstretch Grandstands:
• Beneath the Allison and Lund Superstretch Grandstands
• Infi eld - Various locations
• Northwest corner of intersections of Midway and Richard Petty Blvd.
Please visit your nearest information center for exact locations.

CHILDREN’S WRISTBANDS

Free child safety and identification wristbands are available at Guest Information Centers and the Daytona 500 Experience Guest Services Desk. The Wristband will list child’s and guardian’s name, medical information and other pertinent information. (Please see ? symbol on map located on pages 28-29) Remember to designate a meeting place to insert on the wristband so that security or guest services can use it in re-uniting lost parents and their children.

GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES 2010

Daytona International Speedway welcomes its guests with disabilities and DIS provides numerous accessible features. If you have any questions about the disabilities services or other fan amenities that the Speedway provides, please do not hesitate to ask a member of our staff, visit our information centers located throughout the property during events, or call our office at (386)254-2700 (voice) or (386) 947-6700(TDD) or 866-ISC-TRAK (TDD).

TICKETS Accessible seating (with companion seating) is available at Daytona International Speedway. Please see page 16 for ticket office information and ticket information. Hearing impaired guests may call the ticket office at (386) 947-6700 (TDD) or 866-ISC-TRAK (472-8725) TDD.

ARRIVING AT THE SPEEDWAY Please see page 12-13 for local law enforcement’s recommended driving routes to the Speedway (enforced Feb. 14-17 and July 4-5).

ACCESSIBLE PARKING INFORMATION • An authorized state-issued sticker, placard or license plate is required to park in designated accessible areas. (The person to/for whom the pass was issued must be in the vehicle.) Florida Highway Patrol Officers regularly perform checks to verify the issued to person’s presence.
• Accessible (disabled permit or license) parking areas in Lots 1 & 6, plus inside Gate 50 are designated for car and light truck (i.e. pickups and vans) vehicles. These accessible spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Oversize vehicles are not permitted and will be directed to alternate areas.
• Please note that Lot 1, DAYTONA USA and Lot 6 are the only guaranteed reserved disabled parking at the facility. These reserved accessible parking spaces are available at no charge for guests who purchase accessible wheelchair seating in the grandstands.
• Speedway guests with disabilities without reserved parking passes may be directed to park in the accessible section of the lot into which traffic is being directed, based on available spaces and the traffic pattern that is in effect at that time of arrival.
ACCESSIBLE PARKING AREAS  
Lot 1  Front side of Speedway, requires PARKING PASS or DISABLED PERMIT or LICENSE PLATE Lot 6 Backstretch of Speedway, requires PARKING PASS or DISABLED PERMIT or LICENSE PLATE

Park-and-Ride
Park-and-Ride provides access to and from the Speedway from off-site parking areas free of charge.Park and Ride services will be provided for the following locations:

Lot 7 - Frontstretch Ticket Holders, Open Feb 7 and 12-15
Corner of Bill France Blvd. and Clyde Morris Blvd. FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE before and after the race.
Click here for suggested routes to Lot 7

Lot 10 - Superstretch Ticket Holders, Open Feb 14 & 15
Southeast corner of Williamson Blvd. and Bellevue Extension, FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE before and after the race.

SERVICES OF THE SPEEDWAY’S INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
We make every effort to provide a convenient means for any disabled individual to receive assistance in getting to their seats. The Speedway provides free transportation from our parking areas via an integrated transportation system utilizing the following:
• Tram Service - Courtesy Tram service and specialty vans are provided between the Frontstretch and Superstretch Grandstand Areas, from outside the Turn 1 Tunnel to NEXTEL FANZONE in the infield and in the infield between turns 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 along Lake Lloyd Road. Trams are equipped with wheelchair ramps to accommodate guests with disabilities. Tram passengers under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
• Infield Fan Shuttle – Courtesy shuttles are available to transport guests in the infield between turns 1&2 and 3&4 and NEXTEL FANZONE
• In addition, golf carts are on standby to assist in transporting guests with disabilities, outside the track on Speedway property and in the infield. (See next section for details)
• Buses - Courtesy buses are available to transport guests from FREE Lots 7 & 10 to bus plazas at the speedway at no charge. Please see maps on page 23.
See pages 38-39 for tram, infield tram shuttle and bus plaza map.
DISABILITIES ASSISTANCE CARTS • Golf carts can be accessed through the Guest Information Centers (See map on pages 28-29 for locations), by contacting one of our Checkered Flag Committee members or any radio equipped Speedway Staff member
• Guests should expect delays during peak times
• To service all guests in need of this free service in a timely manner, use of these carts is restricted to the disabled guest and one companion or family member at peak times
• Vans in the Hospitality Areas are also available during pre-race to transport guests with disabilities to the pre-race activities area (track schedule and weather permitting) and grandstand seating areas
• For the safety of all guests, disability assistance carts may not be operational immediately following the conclusion of the event. DIS staff will determine when conditions are safe to resume operation.
For more information about the Speedway’s disabilities services, contact a Speedway staff member, call our Ticket Office at 1-800-PITSHOP (748-7467) or for hearing impaired TDD# (386) 947-6700 or 866-ISC-TRAK (472-8725), or visit the Guest Information Centers located throughout the Speedway property. Since the Speedway covers several hundred acres and has plenty of activities to experience, we suggest that these guests bring a wheelchair or walker, if needed. Accessible picnic benches and grandstand seating are available throughout the property.
ELEVATORS
Elevator Access - The following is a list of elevators and the grandstand sections they will reach. To accommodate all guests with disabilities in a timely manner, we must limit the number of people riding the elevators to the guest and one companion (or family member). It is the responsibility of speedway elevator attendants to see to it that elevator access is provided to individuals with disabilities, including those whose
condition may not be readily apparent. Proof of disability is not required.
• East Elevator - located (outside) behind the NEXTEL Tower Sections R-U with access to:
-Level 4 NEXTEL and Earnhardt Towers - all sections
-Level 3 Weatherly Tower Sect. A-C
-Level 2 Campbell Grandstand
• West Elevator - located (outside) behind Petty Tower Sections X-Z with access to:
-Level 4 NEXTEL and Petty Towers - all sections
-Level 2 Campbell Grandstand and Roberts Chair
• East NEXTEL Tower Elevator - located (inside) East entrance of tower
-Levels 5, 6 & 7 NEXTEL Tower Suites
-Level 4 NEXTEL and Petty Towers - all sections
-Level 3 NEXTEL Tower Section E-O
-Level 2 Roberts Tower Section K-L and Campbell 200-level Suites
• West NEXTEL Tower Elevator - located inside West Entrance of the NEXTEL Tower with access to:
-NEXTEL Tower Suites 500, 600 and 700 levels
-Campbell Suites - 200 Level
(Note: This elevator does not access any grandstand wheelchair seating areas.)
• Superstretch Elevators - located on the Backstretch, under Lund Grandstands. All elevators will access the Terrace Club (Level 3) where the disabled seating is located. The elevator, farthest west, is the only elevator that will access the restrooms on the second level. A Speedway representative will be on Level 3 with a key to access that elevator as is needed.
• Paddock Club Suites - (infield) elevator located on East and West ends
Restrooms
Restrooms are available throughout the Speedway, including grandstand and infield areas. See map in Fan Guide.
Wheelchairs
• Guests in need of renting a wheelchair or ECV may contact the Chamber of Commerce in Daytona Beach at (386) 255-0981 for rental referrals
• Wheelchairs for visitors of DAYTONA USA are available in limited quantities at the Guest Services desk for use while inside the DAYTONA USA attraction
• Guests may bring their own wheelchairs and ECV’s for personal use while visiting the Speedway
• Assistive Listening Devices - amplified headsets are available for assisted listening in DAYTONA USA’s “Daytona 500 Movie” pre-show area and inside the Pepsi Theater. Ask a DAYTONA USA
staff person for assistance. Also, CDs with the Fan Guide are available for hearing impaired.
• TDD Telephone Lines - located at the Guest Services desk inside DAYTONA USA and in the Infield Care Center.
SERVICE ANIMALS  The Speedway recognizes the importance of service animals in assisting guests with visual and other impairments. These animals are welcomed throughout the property, but must remain leashed and harnessed at all times. Guests are required to bring their own pet waste disposal bags. Guests who bring service animals may request wheelchair seating to accommodate the service animals safely and comfortably.

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