The 2024 Daytona 500, a marquee event in the NASCAR Cup series, is all set to begin with 200 adrenaline-pumping laps on the renowned 2.5-mile superspeedway, known for its steep banks and lightning-fast speeds.
For the first time in its modern history, ‘The Great American Race’ has reached an early sellout, marking a record ninth consecutive full house for the Daytona 500. This sellout encompasses all grandstand seats and camping spots, though a few FanZone and hospitality options remain up for grabs.
“The overwhelming response from our fans for the 2024 Daytona 500 speaks volumes about the race’s significance,” noted Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “The excitement builds throughout the year, peaking in a week filled with top-notch entertainment and competition. It’s a unique, electrifying atmosphere exclusive to The World Center of Racing, and we’re thrilled to welcome a packed crowd to kick off the NASCAR season.”
2024 will witness the 66th edition of the Daytona 500, a cornerstone event since its 1959 debut on the Cup circuit.
Scheduled for Sunday, February 18th, the Daytona 500 is the grand finale of a weekend of racing, preceded by the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Truck Series on Saturday and Friday, respectively.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. returns as the reigning champion, breaking a nearly nine-year drought for JTG Daugherty Racing. The race concluded with a caution flag, placing Joey Logano and Christopher Bell in the second and third positions, respectively.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Daytona 500 2024
When is the 2024 Daytona 500 scheduled?
The 2024 Daytona 500 is set to take place on Sunday, February 18th.
Has the 2024 Daytona 500 sold out?
Yes, the 2024 Daytona 500 has achieved an early sellout for all grandstand seating and camping areas.
How many times has the Daytona 500 sold out consecutively?
The 2024 race marks the ninth consecutive sellout for the Daytona 500.
Who is the defending winner of the Daytona 500?
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the defending winner of the Daytona 500, having won the previous race.
What is significant about the 2024 Daytona 500 sellout?
The 2024 Daytona 500 sellout is notable for being the earliest in the modern era of the sport.
What races precede the Daytona 500 during the race weekend?
The NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener on Saturday and the NASCAR Truck Series season-opener on Friday precede the Daytona 500.
More about Daytona 500 2024
- Daytona 500 Official Website
- NASCAR 2024 Schedule
- History of Daytona International Speedway
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Career Highlights
- NASCAR Cup Series Information