Daytona 500 Tickets
When it comes to NASCAR events, there is no more well-known name than the Daytona 500. This particular NASCAR event is an annual event held as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and is considered to be the most important and most prestigious race in the entire NASCAR season. It also carries the largest purse of any event in the series. The 500 mile long event is held each year at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida to some of the biggest crowds in sports today. Unlike most large sporting events that occur at the end of the season, the Daytona 500 is actually used to kick-off the NASCAR season and is typically held over Presidents Day or around that weekend in February.
The race has been given a number of nicknames through the years all aimed at the popularity of the event. Names like the “Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing” and the “Great American Race” have all bee given to the Daytona 500. Anyone who has heard of the Daytona 500 knows of its wild popularity. In fact, since 1995, the television ratings for this race have been the highest of any auto race of the year. The race has also been known for consistently ranking as some of the top sporting events of the year often pulling in tens of millions of viewers.
Those who win the coveted event are given the Harley J. Earl Trophy, presented in Victory Lane. In addition to receiving a large purse along with their victory, race winners also get to have their car displayed for a year at the Daytona 500 Experience museum and gallery. Although tens of millions annually tune in to watch the Daytona 500, for fans of the sport there is nothing quite like seeing it in person. The event is typically part of a huge celebration of the sport and features some of the most exciting races in the history of NASCAR. As the Daytona 500 comes with such high stakes, and the title is so prestigious, many of the top racers today are known to give their top career performances at this truly unique and unforgettable race.