Daytona 500 NASCAR race event 2012

How time flies! This weekend, Feb. 26th 2012 will once again be time for the Daytona 500 NASCAR races in Daytona beach! For those race car fans this is not news as they have been following it closely.

But for others that don’t follow it or are here on vacation they may be a little surprised at how packed the traffic is around Daytona beach this weekend. In fact even in Orlando it’s going to be a very busy weekend.

That’s because many race fans stay at hotels in Orlando and take in some of the theme parks while they are here. So just about everywhere in the Central Florida area it will be packed with people and traffic.
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The Daytona 500 NASCAR Speedway races 2011, parking, events

Daytona 500 NASCAR races 2011

Once again it’s almost time for the Daytona 500 NASCAR races 2011! Each year thousands of die-hard NASCAR race fans converge on the Central Florida area for the races and lots of tail gate partying.

The Daytona 500 NASCAR race is the pinnacle of stock car racing. In fact, you might say it’s the Holy Grail of NASCAR. On February 20, 2011, you can see 43 of the best NASCAR drivers on the planet compete for the ultimate prize in stock-car racing, with 200 laps of edge-of-your-seat excitement.

The big race begins at 1 p.m. EST, but you’ll want to arrive early to take advantage of the pre-race festivities. In fact, you might want to arrive really early to get in on some of the Speedweeks action.
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Daytona 500 NASCAR races at Daytona Beach 2010

Daytona 500 NASCAR races at Daytona Beach 2010

On Feb. 14th it will be time for the Daytona 500 NASCAR races! That kind of slipped up on me as I don’t follow NASCAR that much. I’ve never gone and seen a NASCAR race, but I’ve driven by the Daytona 500 race track while the races were on. Trust me, traffic is a mess!

Those who love NASCAR, which includes my 78 yr. old mom, dream of being able to attend the Daytona 500 races. They have lots of shops that set up in front of the track, as well as all around the area for miles. You can find everything from NASCAR T shirts to full race car hoods painted with your favorite driver on it!

If you have an RV or camper there is a big field next to the track that fills up with thousands of all types of RV’s. They park bumper to bumper in long lines. I guess if you need to leave before everyone else your out of luck as they can’t go anywhere!
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