Fans will get their first ‘free’ preview of NASCAR ‘Next Gen’ cars at Daytona International Speedway during practice session on January 11
Fans are invited to the World Center of Racing to witness the most anticipated cars in the history of the sport, which will debut on February 20 DAYTONA 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (December 15, 2021) – Ahead of the 2022 points race debut of NASCAR’s ‘Next Gen’ car in NASCAR’s most prestigious race – February 20 DAYTONA 500 – fans can visit the iconic Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday January 11 to obtain a ‘FREE’ Take a look first at the machines that will bring the “stock car” look back to NASCAR.
The World Center of Racing will be open to fans during the first day of what will be a two-day practice session (January 11-12) for the NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen cars on the 31-degree bank of Daytona. Fans will be able to catch the action from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET in select front seats as well as the UNOH Fanzone infield, allowing for a close-up view of the teams as they prepare for the games. cars to go on the track. .
Parking and entry will be free. For frontstretch seats, fans will park halfway (accessible from Turn 1 Drive) and enter the site at the Axalta Injector. For those going to the UNOH fanzone, they will enter through gate 40 of Williamson Blvd. and follow the signs for indoor parking areas and the entrance to the UNOH fanzone. Customers can pre-register to save time at the gates by logging into https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/next-gen-test.
“With the level of excitement and energy surrounding Next Gen cars competing during DAYTONA Speedweeks presented by AdventHealth and the 64e annual DAYTONA 500, the January 11 test will offer a special, FREE preview for our local community, as well as loyal die-hard fans across the country, ”said Frank Kelleher, President of Daytona International Speedway. “It’s a great way for them to see these historic racing cars and experience our iconic Speedway. It will be such a gratifying feeling to see fans in our region – as well as those who travel to Daytona to get a preview – in our frontstretch and UNOH Fanzone seats during the test, then a packed house just over a month plus late for the DAYTONA 500.
January’s Daytona test will mark the second time the Next Gen car will be on 2.5 mile asphalt, as Daytona’s initial test for the expected cars took place earlier this year in September.
The Next Gen car, a collaboration of the brightest engineering minds in racing and the auto industry, is designed to give drivers greater control. It will once again focus on race strategies, team personnel and vehicle setups while returning the “stock car” look to NASCAR with the new Toyota TRD Camry, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Ford Mustang. The cars, which have been designed to look like the models available to fans in showrooms across the country, will use the latest technology to maximize performance, improve safety and deliver incredible racing to fans.
A limited number of front seat tickets remain for the DAYTONA 500, and racing fans must act now to take advantage of a host of DAYTONA 500 vacation packages, which are on sale for a limited time, offering up to 30 % OFF for DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth Events.
During the DAYTONA Speedweeks events presented by AdventHealth, Next Gen cars will be on the track in full competition on Thursday, February 17 during the Bluegreen Vacations Duel during the DAYTONA qualifying races.
For information on tickets for the 2022 DAYTONA 500 and Bluegreen Vacations Duel races, as well as other Speedweeks events presented by AdventHealth (Friday February 18 NextEra Energy 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; Saturday February 19 double title – The Beef 300 for NASCAR Xfinity Series and Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire for ARCA Menards Series), log on to www.DAYTONA500.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest speedway news.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsport facility and received the prestigious Sports Business Journal from the Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is home to the Great American Race – the DAYTONA 500. Although the opening event of the NASCAR Cup Series season attracts the most attention – as well as the general public in motorsport – the approximately 500-acre motorsport complex, also known under the name World Center of Racing, offers the most diverse racing program in the world. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the grounds of the Speedway are also widely used for events such as concerts, civic and social gatherings, auto shows, photo ops, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training. The iconic site will be the site of a host of motorsport events in early 2022, starting with the AHRMA Classic Motofest and the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA in January, and the 64e DAYTONA 500, which will start the first points race for NASCAR’s “Next Gen” car as part of the Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth, in February. The rich tradition 81st The annual Bike Week at DAYTONA returns in March with the DAYTONA Supercross and DAYTONA 200, and in May with the Heroes Honor Festival. Later in the summer, during Independence Day weekend, the track, in association with Torneos, will host the Soccer Fest ahead of the return of the NASCAR Cup Series for the final race of the regular season with the Coke Zero. Sugar 400 on August 27.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the # 1 powersports sanctioning body in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s leading powersports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series ™, NASCAR Xfinity Series ™ and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local basic series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The International Motor Sports Association ™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ™, the first series of sports cars in the United States. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities in North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 US states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information, visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (“NASCAR”).