DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Int'l Speedway officials announced Tuesday that the 2024 Daytona 500 grandstands and camping are sold out, nearly three months in advance of the NASCAR Cup Series season opener.
This is the earliest The World Center of Racing has announced a sellout in the modern era, and the ninth consecutive sellout of The Great American Race.
Limited Fanzone and hospitality packages are still available, including the Daytona 500 Club and 31 Degrees.
“Our fans continue to impress year after year, but the rate at which the 2024 Daytona 500 has sold out is a true testament to what this race represents,” said Daytona Int'l Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “It’s anticipation that builds throughout the year and into the offseason, then all comes together for a week of pure entertainment, competition and this passionate feeling you don’t get anywhere else but The World Center of Racing.
“We can’t wait to have a full house of race fans for the NASCAR season opener.”
Time and time again, Daytona Int'l Speedway has shown its affinity for making history when it comes to The Great American Race.
Last year, the World Center of Racing celebrated the 65th running of The Great American Race alongside NASCAR’s 75th anniversary with the longest Daytona 500 in the NASCAR record books. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drove to victory after two intense overtimes, capturing his first Daytona 500 victory.
Right from the very beginning, The Great American Race has provided a thrill quite unlike any other event on the NASCAR schedule. The inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959 ended in a rare photo finish between Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp, with Petty just barely edging out the latter.
History repeated itself nearly six decades later when Denny Hamlin defeated Martin Truex Jr. during the 2016 Daytona 500 by the closest margin of victory in the history of the race (0.010 seconds), leading officials to check the cameras to determine the winner.
The 2024 Daytona 500 is sure to be another action-packed thriller from start-to-finish, with recently crowned NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney hoping to begin the new season in the same fashion the last one ended.
He’ll have to battle it out against an entire field of hungry drivers, with rookies looking for their first win and seasoned veterans vying for the coveted title of Daytona 500 champion.
The Great American Race is just one event taking place in a multi-day swing of vigorous racing at Daytona Int'l Speedway during Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth.
While the Daytona 500 is sold out, tickets are available for all other events taking place during Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth, including packages for Saturday’s Xfinity Series and ARCA Menards Series double-header.
Great NEWS! We have taken the green flag and have officially launched our Race Face Digital Kickstarter crowdfunding. To make your pledge click on the button below. Pledges start at $10.