If you think you know NASCAR because you’ve seen a race or two on TV, think again. Because when you are sitting in the stadium and you feel the rumble of those mega-powerful engines, it is an experience so visceral; it cannot be compared to any other. Furthermore, there’s no other sporting event more prestigious in motorsports than the Daytona 500. Deemed “The Great American Race”, the Daytona 500 is a compilation of 43 of the best drivers in the business fiercely competing to be the first to cross the finish line. Past winners include the likes of Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt. The Daytona 500 is notorious for its elaborate tailgate parties, so you can definitely expect to see a winnebego or two filled with people ready to have a great time! And you’ll be amazed at just how fast the pit crew can change the tires, fill the gas tank, and change the oil of the car. But, by far the best part of it all is hearing the near deafening sound of the extremely powerful cars as they rev their engines and take off.
And there is way more to do than only watch the race. While you’re there, you can check out the Sprint FANZONE if you add the Pre-Race Pass on your Daytona 500 ticket, where you can take a unique glimpse of the Daytona International Speedway from the grassy tri-oval and pit area during the opening ceremonies. Also, enjoy the free Kids Zone activities, memorabilia on view, restaurants, and viewing stations and garages that are decked out in NASCAR. After you sign the Start/Finish line, and watch the driver introductions and pre-race show, get ready for one of the most popular sporting events in the United States; you owe it to yourself and your family to see what all the hype is about.
February 23, 2014 at 01:00 PM ET