Daytona International Speedway

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Daytona International Speedway

Whether you’re a casual observer or a diehard racing fan, this speedway is the go-to destination for adrenaline-filled entertainment.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of car racing enthusiasts and casual tourists make the pilgrimage to the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Join them in February to watch the Daytona 500: Feel the rush of racing cars and hear the roar of mighty engines. Marvel at the infamous 31-degree turns and admire the steeply banked tri-oval course that allows cars to move at higher speeds and gives spectators a better view of the race.

Opened in 1959 by National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) founder William France, the speedway is home to the Daytona 500, known as the “Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing.” This 500-mile (805-kilometer) race is NASCAR’s most prestigious competition and offers the most prize money of any NASCAR race.

Take a special tour to view the Daytona 500 Champion Car and explore other vehicles, trophies and memorabilia. Stand on the finish line, where history is made. Walk in the footsteps of champions down Victory Lane, where Daytona 500 winners stand before cheering crowds.

Get behind the wheel of a stock car or ride shotgun to experience firsthand the thrill of racing. Explore the garages where vehicles are fine-tuned before the race, peer inside the Drivers Meeting Room where racers discuss strategy, and visit Pit Road where crews work frantically during races to get cars back on the track.

Daytona Speedway offers more than just stock car racing. It has a sports car track, a motorcycle track and a flat track for go-karting. The speedway also features Lake Lloyd, a 29-acre (11.7-hectare) infield lake where you can watch powerboat races.

Take one of the behind-the-scenes tours that range in length from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Tickets for VIP tours and popular events such as the Daytona 500 should be pre-purchased, but tickets for other tours can be bought on the day of your visit from the on-site Speedway Ticket Office. There are discounts for children. Daytona International Speedway is a 10-minute drive from downtown Daytona Beach. Park in one of the speedway’s free parking lots and catch a shuttle directly to the speedway.

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Quality Inn Daytona Speedway I-95
Quality Inn Daytona Speedway I-95
2.5 out of 5
2250 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Daytona 500 Experience and Daytona International Speedway. Speed Zone and Richard Petty Driving ...
4.4/5Excellent! (978 reviews)
"The air conditioner in the room smelled like mildew and was super loud!"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Quality Inn Daytona Speedway I-95
The Daytona, Autograph Collection
The Daytona, Autograph Collection
3.5 out of 5
1870 Victory Circle, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $116 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Daytona International Speedway and Volusia Mall. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (272 reviews)
"We arrived late in the afternoon and left in the morning so unfortunately we didn’t have a lot of time to enjoy the hotel and the shops around the hotel. The space is beautiful. The hotel smells really good. The different cars in the lobby and at the entrance of the hotel is very cool. The shop in ..."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

The Daytona, Autograph Collection
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport
2.5 out of 5
1820 Checkered Flag Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $107 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Richard Petty Driving Experience and Dale Earnhardt Sr. Statue. Volusia Mall and Daytona ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (336 reviews)
"The best hotel in this area, the best price value and the best staff. Good restaurants around. I come to Daytona for work and is perfect"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport
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Quality Inn Daytona Speedway I-95
Quality Inn Daytona Speedway I-95
2.5 out of 5
2250 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $64 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Quality Inn Daytona Speedway I-95
The Daytona, Autograph Collection
The Daytona, Autograph Collection
3.5 out of 5
1870 Victory Circle, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $116 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
The Daytona, Autograph Collection
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport
2.5 out of 5
1820 Checkered Flag Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $107 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Daytona Beach Speedway
Home2 Suites by Hilton Daytona Beach Speedway
3 out of 5
200 Fentress Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $101 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Home2 Suites by Hilton Daytona Beach Speedway
Homewood Suites by Hilton Daytona Beach Speedway-Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Daytona Beach Speedway-Airport
3 out of 5
165 Bill France Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $97 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Homewood Suites by Hilton Daytona Beach Speedway-Airport
Days Inn by Wyndham Daytona Beach Speedway
Days Inn by Wyndham Daytona Beach Speedway
2 out of 5
2904 Intl Speedway I95, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $64 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Days Inn by Wyndham Daytona Beach Speedway
Extended Stay America Suites Daytona Beach Speedway
Extended Stay America Suites Daytona Beach Speedway
2.5 out of 5
255 Bill France Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $85 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Extended Stay America Suites Daytona Beach Speedway
Comfort Suites Daytona Beach-Speedway
Comfort Suites Daytona Beach-Speedway
2.5 out of 5
2900 W International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
The price is $67 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Comfort Suites Daytona Beach-Speedway
  Luxury King Retreat I Heart of Daytona
Luxury King Retreat I Heart of Daytona
Daytona Beach, FL
Luxury King Retreat I Heart of Daytona
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.