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Daytona Speedweeks and Daytona 500 speeds into Daytona Beach this week!

Historic performances, spectacular finishes and amazing memories await you during DAYTONA Speedweeks and DAYTONA 500 - an experience you will never forget!

The 66th running of the Daytona 500 will take place on Feb. 18, 2024, with a packed week of on-track action preceding it.

Over the course of five days, Daytona will host the season openers of the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Truck and ARCA Menards Series. For the second consecutive year, there will be no practice sessions prior to Cup qualifying or the Daytona 500 qualifying races.

DAYTONA Speedweeks officially kicks off the NASCAR season with an action-packed schedule of races across several different racing series -- all at the World Center of Racing.

2024 Daytona Speedweeks schedule

Tuesday, February 13

2 p.m. – Random draw for Xfinity Series qualifying lineup

4 p.m. – Random draw for Cup Series qualifying lineup

Wednesday, February 14

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Daytona 500 Media Day

8:15 p.m. - NASCAR Cup Series single-car qualifying (one lap, two rounds)

Thursday, February 15

4:05 – 4:55 p.m. – ARCA Menards Series practice

5:05 – 5:55 p.m. – NASCAR Truck Series practice

7 p.m. - NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Race #1 (60 laps)

8:45 p.m. - NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Race #2 (60 laps)

Friday, February 16

1:30 p.m. – ARCA Menards Series qualifying

3 p.m. – NASCAR Truck Series qualifying

4:35 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. – NASCAR Xfinity Series practice

5:35 - 6:25 p.m. – NASCAR Cup Series practice

7:30 p.m. – NASCAR Truck Series race (100 laps)

Saturday, February 17

10:30 - 11:20 a.m. – NASCAR Cup Series final practice

11:30 a.m. – NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying

1:30 p.m. – ARCA Menards Series race (80 laps)

5 p.m. – NASCAR Xfinity Series race (120 laps)

Sunday, February 18

2:30 p.m. – NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 (200 laps)

Daytona International Speedway has been home to the DAYTONA 500 since hosting the inaugural event in 1959. Traditionally held every February, the DAYTONA 500 is NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious event of the year and the season-opener to the NASCAR Cup Series.

The 66th DAYTONA 500, the most prestigious event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule and known the world over as "The Great American Race" will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024.

Staged on the historic 2.5-tri-oval, the 200-lap, 500-mile event has been captured by racing greats such as Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, and Austin Dillon.

Fans from all 50 states and more than 40 different countries flock to Daytona Beach every year to see which driver will be the next to hoist the Harley J. Earl trophy as a DAYTONA 500 champion.

Don't miss out on nonstop action and excitement at the World Center of Racing. With high energy performances, spectacular finishes and amazing memories!

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 Air Force Thunderbirds will perform the flyover ahead of The Great American Race!

Back for their 14th consecutive year, the Air Force Thunderbirds will perform the flyover ahead of The Great American Race!

Leading the field for The Great American Race, the 2024 Miss America, Madison March will be Honorary Pace Car Driver!

It’s about to get Fast and Furious as Dwayne The Rock Johnson is this year’s Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500.

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