How Much Does it Cost to Attend the Daytona 500?

Published 12/21/2021, 10:05 AM EST
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


There are a few words which, when we hear them, we immediately relate them to a certain thing. For instance, when we think of acting, we immediately think about Marlon Brando or Meryl Streep, or when we think about watches, we immediately think of Rolex or Casio. Similarly, when we think about NASCAR, what comes to mind is Daytona.

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This is not only because Daytona is one of the most anticipated and exciting races on the calendar, but it’s also where it all began.

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On February 15, 1948, the first-ever NASCAR event was held at the Daytona Beach-road course in which modified-division cars raced. And since then, racing in the United States is linked with NASCAR, which in turn is linked with the word Daytona.

If you want to attend the next race at the iconic circuit, turns out you may not have to wait a lot or, crucially, spend a fortune. Generally, a big price tag is associated with prestigious or historical venues, think of the Monaco GP. But not here.

How much will a NASCAR race at Daytona 500 cost you?

According to On Location, you can spend $745 dollars and have access to a wonderful package.

The package will include 2 nights stay at the Marriott Orlando Airport, the 2022 Daytona 500 tickets, Sunday UNOH Fanzone access, and free Raceday transportation.

And that’s not all. There are other packages worth $775, $985, $1035, and $1655, depending on your budget.

The most expensive package, that of $1655, will cover not only the five nights of stay at Embassy Suites in Orlando. But it will also give you direct access to Champions Luncheon.

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As mentioned before, when you compare that with a race circuit like Monaco in Formula 1, the differences are enormous in terms of price. The cheapest ticket of the Monaco GP costs $740 dollars roughly, and that’s just the ticket.

Feb 11, 2021; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23), NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) and NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliot (9) during the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

So you see why attending the Daytona 500 is a proper ‘worth it’ experience in every sense of the word.

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The 2022 Daytona 500 will take place on Sunday, February 22.

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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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