Coke Zero 400 Tickets
Every year, professional NASCAR race car drivers come together to compete in one of the biggest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car races; the Coke Zero 400. The race is powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona and is held at the Daytona International Speedway. Although the Coke-Zero title is a relatively new addition to the event, this event has been held since 1959. The race is the second major stock car event held at Daytona on the Sprint Cup circuit and is held yearly along with the Daytona 500.
The race consists of 160 laps, or 400 miles, and since 1988 has been held on the first Saturday of July. Typically the event tries to correlate with the Fourth of July Weekend and beginning in 1998 the race actually became the very first restrictor plate and Daytona race to be held at night, making the event stick out from others in the series. The race is known not only for its close ties to the holiday weekend, but is infamous for its close finishes and its high density crashes that typically occur under the lights. The race typically concludes with a post-race fireworks display.
Since 1989, the race has actually operated under the Pepsi-Cola title, as the soft drink company had a 19 year race sponsorship deal with NASCAR and the race. However, in 2008, the contract finished ant Coca-Cola and the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) made Coca-Cola the official sponsor of the event. This not only meant that Coca-Cola would have the naming right to the event but they would also be the official soft drink, official water and official sparkling beverage distributors of ten of the ISC’s motor sport facilities including their 400 race and the Daytona 500. The Coca-Cola deal was one of the largest in the history of the sport and is designed to be a 10 year contract lasting through 2018. The deal is what now makes the event known as the Coke Zero 400.
During its long history, this race, under its many different names has drawn in some of the biggest names in NASCAR and numerous presidential and celebrity visitors. The race has also had some of the closest finishes in the history of the sport, making it a fan favorite among many NASCAR enthusiasts.