How Much Does a Room in the Streamline Hotel, the Birthplace of NASCAR, Cost?

Published 12/15/2021, 3:54 AM EST


During the late 1930s and early to mid-1940s, ‘runners’ would race ‘souped up’ or performance-enhanced cars. They would race for recreation in and around North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and other states in the south. Soon, promoters got involved and the drivers now had money to race. On December 15, 1947, Bill France, a Washington DC native who lived in sunny Daytona, Florida, gathered a group and they planted the seed to what would become, the National Association of Stock Car Racing or, simply, NASCAR.

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Although NASCAR would come into existence in February 1948, the early rules and regulations were established in the 1947 meeting. The meeting took place at “The Penthouse Club” of the Streamline Hotel near Daytona Beach.

The official website of Streamline Hotel says, “If our peppercorn-colored walls could talk, their most famous account would be in 1947 when Bill France Sr., numerous race car drivers, officials and promoters gathered at our rooftop bar to discuss rules, payments and various issues affecting the sport of stock car racing. After libations and deliberations, the meeting adjourned with a signed formation of what is now known as NASCAR, and the Birthplace of Stock Car Racing was forever cemented into our foundation.”

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We all know how long NASCAR has come since its inception in 1948.

However, fans can still go back to the very place where it all started. In fact, the hotel has changed little in all these decades. It’s still very similar to how it looked back in 1947.

It is also open for business.

What does it cost to stay in the birthplace of NASCAR, the Streamline Hotel?

Anyone can go and stay at the Streamline Hotel, which is a bit remarkable. Such historic places and locations are often converted into either a museum or a heritage site.

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A room in the Streamline Hotel would cost one from $89 to $150 dollars per night, depending on the type of room. The rooms come with all the amenities like Wi-Fi, a big TV, and so on.

Depending on the room, you can also get a kitchenette, along with a view of the ocean among other things.

A general view of the track taken during the Daytona 500 Speedweeks at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge /Allsport

The Daytona 500 will take place on February 20, 2022. So, NASCAR fans, maybe this time around, you could experience the most iconic race on the calendar in the birthplace of NASCAR itself.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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