Daytona 500 Race

The Daytona 500 is a motor race that’s been tickling the hearts of NASCAR fans since 1959. Held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL, it’s a 500 mile-long stretch that’s part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It’s often regarded as the most important and most highly regarded race in the sport, and not just because it’s held in the same place where MTV shoots Spring Break. Do they even still do that anymore? Regardless, the Daytona 500 is the first race of the Sprint Cup series, which probably explains why the television ratings for the auto race are the highest out of any in the sport (even the Indy 500).

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Also known as the “Great American Race,” those who have won the Daytona 500 in the past generally go on to NASCAR stardom. Grammy-award winning musicians Zac Brown Band will be there to perform at the pre-race show, which airs on February 24, at 1 pm. They’ll also be joined by the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. Tweet #Daytona500 to get in on the fun, and check below for the schedule and tickets to the main event!

Daytona 500 Schedule 2013 & Tickets

Daytona 500 Date

February 24, 2013 1:00 pm

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