2009 Daytona Speed Week Schedule

Race fans get your motors running! 

The 51st Annual Daytona Speed Week is coming down the track.  As the kickoff to the Nascar season, The Daytona Speed Week draws hundreds of thousands of race fans to Daytona Beach and as far south as Florida’s Space Coast for those fans who are looking for cheaper hotel rates and more space between themselves and the jam packed crowds.   

January 23, 2009                      Fresh From Florida 200 

 

“Fresh from Florida” will return as the title sponsor of the 2008 Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series at Daytona International Speedway

 

January 24, 2009                       Rolex 24 @ Daytona

The starting time for the 47th anniversary of the Rolex 24 will be at 3:30 p.m.  The new starting time is two hours later than last year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona and adjustment will allow race fans more time to enjoy all of the fun-filled activities that are planned for the weekend.

 

February 7, 2009                               Budweiser Shootout Lucas Oil Slick Mist 150

Note: The Budweiser Shootout, NASCAR’s season-opening event, will undergo a major format change in 2009 with the top-six drivers in owner’s points for each car manufacturer eligible for a starting berth.
 
February 8, 2009                DAYTONA 500 Pole Qualifying
 
February 12, 2009              Gatorade Duel
 
February 13, 2009              NextEra Energy Resources 250
 
February 14, 2009               Camping World 300

February 15, 2009              DAYTONA 500         
 

The Daytona 500 is regarded by many as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, carrying by far the largest purse. Championship points awarded are equal to that of any other Sprint Cup race. It is also NASCAR’s first race of the year; this phenomenon is virtually unique in sports, which tend to have championships or other major events at the end of the season rather than the start. Note: A limited number of tickets in select areas on the famed Superstretch for the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 15 will be rolled back from $99 to $55, to ease the strain on die hard fans.
 
 
February 26, 2009              DAYTONA 200 WEEK CCS/AHMRA/AMA
 
The Daytona 200 is a 68-lap, 200 mile (322 km) motorcycle race.  For the 2009 Daytona 200, Superbikes will again race the premier event the first change to the racing series following the sale of the AMA Pro Racing series to the Daytona Motorsports Group. 
  
 
March 4, 2009                     Daytona Wednesday Night Stadium
 
March 5, 2009                     Daytona Thursday Night Stadium
 
March 6, 2009                     Daytona 200 by Honda
The Daytona 200 By Honda, the season-opening event to the Daytona SportBike class in AMA Pro Racing with a 200-mile battle on the demanding twists and turns of Daytona’s road course.
 
 
March 7, 2009                     Daytona Supercross by Honda
 

Daytona Supercross By Honda is America’s toughest and most grueling Supercross race. Staged under the lights in the historic tri-oval of Daytona International Speedway, top Supercross riders will battle for victory on a challenging course that is designed by five-time Daytona Supercross By Honda winner Ricky Carmichael. 
 

July 2, 2009                         Brumos Porsche 250

The Brumos Porsche 250, is a 250-mile sports car race support race held  the weekend of the Coke Zero 400.
 
July 3, 2009                         Winn Dixie 250

The final restrictor plate race of held each season for the Nationwide series, the Winn Dixie 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race that takes place under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. It is held the night before the Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400.July 4, 2009                        

Coke Zero 400

Held on the first Saturday night of July, usually around Independence Day, the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona is a 160 lap, 400 miles (640 km) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race. 
 
 
 
 
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