Tickets On Sale For NASCAR’s Daytona Road Course Debut

Tickets for the NASCAR Cup Series' debut on the Daytona Road Course are officially on sale. (Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Photo)
Tickets for the NASCAR Cup Series' debut on the Daytona Road Course are officially on sale. (Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Race fans will have the opportunity to attend part of Daytona Int’l Speedway’s recently announced historic weekend in which NASCAR’s top national series will compete for the first time on the 3.56-mile Daytona road course.

Tickets are on sale now for a limited number of fans as part of the anticipated doubleheader on Sunday, Aug. 16, featuring the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.

The 12-turn, high-banked, tri-oval/infield Daytona Road Course will see the Gander Trucks in a 153-mile event beginning at Noon ET, while the Cup Series (231 miles) is set to take the green flag later in the day at 3 pm. ET.

The races will be held on the same road course as the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Fans are urged to get their tickets, which start at $49 (both races included) for adults and $10 for kids 12 years old and younger, today by visiting or calling 1-800-PIT-SHOP.

The limited number of fans for the doubleheader of action is in accordance with public health officials and local, state and federal authorities on amended safety protocols and procedures that will provide a safe experience for all fans in attendance. Frontstretch seating is available, plus there are options for infield camping guests.

Tickets also remain on sale for the Saturday, Aug. 29 Coke Zero Sugar 400, which will take place under the lights on the 2.5-mile tri-oval. A summertime staple since 1959, the switch of the race from July to August this year makes this the Cup Series Regular Season Finale prior to the start of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Tickets also start at $49 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Limited infield camping is also available.

Special pricing options are available featuring both Daytona Road Course events (Cup and Gander Trucks) and the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

To ensure social distancing between groups, fans who have already purchased tickets to the event have been reseated in comparable new locations, and new, lower ticket pricing has been applied. All guests who attend both weekends will be screened before entering the facility, required to wear face coverings and maintain six-feet of social distancing throughout the venue.

“For us to be able to host two event weekends in August on the most famous race track in the world – on two  different circuits – is going to be historic for our fans,” said Daytona Int’l Speedway President Chip Wile. “It’s going to be a challenge for the drivers, too.

“In recent weeks, we have had fans back at Talladega Superspeedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, and here in Daytona with the IMSA WeatherTech 240, all adhering to health and safety protocols and enjoying a fun day at the race track. We’re looking forward to seeing fans back for unprecedented NASCAR action on the Daytona Road Course and high banks.”

The Daytona Road Course weekend will also consist of the ARCA Menards Series on Friday, Aug. 14 (MAVTV, 5 p.m. ET), as well as the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, Aug. 15 (NBCSN, 3 p.m. ET). Both events will be held without fans in attendance.

The Xfinity Series will also make a return trip to challenge Daytona’s 2.5-mile tri-oval layout with no fans in attendance during the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola on Saturday, Aug. 28 (NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. ET).