The Daytona 500 is the Great American motor racing events

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Veröffentlicht am: 08.02.2018 10:57
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(Presseportal openBroadcast) - The Daytona 500 is another of those peculiarly American motor racing events; involving exceptionally high powered muscle cars hurtling at high speeds around an oval track where the focus is very much on pace and strength of character.

The 500 in the name comes from the distance covered, a total of 500 miles broken down into 200 x 2.5 mile laps. The Daytona 500 is one of the most prestigious events on the NASCAR calendar, and in terms of international recognition is probably comparable only to the Indy 500 in Indianapolis.

The race takes place at the Daytona International Speedway circuit on the appropriately named Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida and takes place near the end of February each year; in many parts of the country this might lead to concerns about the weather but Florida usually offers suitably clement conditions. The race is televised across the country, regularly featuring in the top viewed sporting events on the US annual calendar.

The Daytona 500 event is about much more than just the race itself, with fans turning up many hours in advance to enjoy the building atmosphere along with plentiful food and drink plus live music and pre-race entertainment. In fact for many people the buildup lasts the entire week, with the qualifying races starting the weekend before the big race and continuing throughout the week. All in all it represents an excellent opportunity to take a weeks holiday down on the beautiful Florida coast.

Event schedule:

7am: Fanzone, merchandise stores and garages open
8am: Grandstand, fan experience, party proch and Midway display areas open
9-12am: Live music in the Backstretch Fan Experience area
12:15am: Driver introductions
1pm: Daytona 500 gets underway

We'll provide the full list of participants in this year's Daytona 500 as soon as it's confirmed.
TV & Live Streaming

Live TV coverage has been provided by Fox for several years now and this is set to continue for this year's race. This means that online coverage is set to be available via the Fox Sports Go service, although be aware that this does require a subscription:

Daytona 500 on Fox Sports

We'll be keeping an eye out for any international coverage of the race and post any links we find here - if you're aware of any other viewing or indeed listening options then please let us know using the feedback form at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to check out the weather conditions in the area then there is an excellent live streaming webcam positioned right on Daytona Beach:

Daytona beach webcam
Hotels and Accommodation

If you're in Daytona Beach or the surrounding areas for the 500 and looking for somewhere to stay there an excellent range of accommodation to choose from. You can check out availability and make online reservations for local hotels here.

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