What’s 400 miles long and gets the hearts of true NASCAR fans pumping faster every 4th of July weekend? It’s the world-famous Coke Zero 400 Race at Daytona International Speedway!
This annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race consists of 160 adrenaline-fueled laps, where top NASCAR drivers roar at speeds approaching 200 miles per hour on their quest for the championship cup.
Located less than an hour’s drive from Orlando, The Daytona International Speedway has been serving up excitement since 1959. It’s also home to the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR. Daytona has always led the way in racing innovation, from its original banked design and tri-oval shape that permitted higher speeds and better views of the cars, to current renovations that will upgrade seating for even greater comfort and views.
Getting the Most Out of Your Visit
Get up close and personal at the Sprint Fanzone and the famed “fandeck” that overlooks the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garages. It offers one of the most unique vantage points in all sports, where you can catch all the pre-race pageantry. Arrive early and take a walk on top of the garages located on the track’s infield and check out your favorite race car driver’s pit crew team at work. Slots in the garage windows even let you hand merchandise to your favorite drivers for autographing! The Fanzone also features numerous dining and drink options, including the ever-popular Budweiser Bistro, a great place to kick back and relax before the green flag drops!
All That and Fireworks, Too!
If you’re in Orlando over the 4th of July weekend, the Coke Zero 400 is the perfect race to get the complete Daytona Speedway experience. It’s an exciting summer tradition that’s as American as hot dogs and apple pie, but it’s also an event that never fails to produce some of the most dramatic moments in racing history. And afterwards, be sure to stick around for one of the biggest and most colorful fireworks displays in the nation!