Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
The history of Daytona International Speedway began in 1953 when Bill France Sr. realized the days of racing on the beach were numbered due to spreading land usage of a rapidly growing population and huge race crowds. France put his plans for the future of racing in Daytona Beach, Florida in motion on April 4, 1953 with a proposal to construct a permanent speedway facility. On August 16, 1954, France signed a contract with City of Daytona Beach and Volusia County officials to build what would become Daytona International Speedway, the “World Center of Racing.” In 1957, land clearing began for the Speedway. The famous 31-degree highbanks were included in the design of the track so higher speeds could be achieved and to make it easier for fans to see the cars race around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. The dirt for the banking was taken from the infield and resulted in a 29-acre space that is known as Lake Lloyd.
Racing moved from the beach-road course to Daytona International Speedway in 1959 and the first DAYTONA 500 took place on February 22 in front of a crowd of over 41,000. Car entries included both hard tops and convertibles (it was the only DAYTONA 500 that included convertibles).
In 1961, the DAYTONA 200 motorcycle race was moved from the beach to the Speedway.
On July 5, 2013, ground broke on the $400 million DAYTONA Rising frontstretch renovation project that would transform the historic speedway into a state-of-the-art motorsports facility. The Speedway now has approximately 101,500 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, 40 escalators, 17 elevators, twice as many restrooms, three times as many concession stands and three concourse levels that span the nearly mile-long frontstretch. In addition, the Speedway features over 60 luxury suites with trackside views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.
From the hard-packed sands of Daytona Beach to an iconic home at the “World Center of Racing”, the DAYTONA 200 has challenged the world’s best motorcycle racers for over seven decades. Don’t miss the 81st running of America’s Most Historic Motorcycle Race coming March 9-11!
In 2023, MotoAmerica, home of AMA Superbike and North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is partnering with DAYTONA to host the DAYTONA 200. Join MotoAmerica Superbike and Supersport riders Jake Gagne, Cam Petersen, Josh Herrin, Josh Hayes, Sam Lochoff, Richie Escalante, as well as riders from all over the world. In addition to the DAYTONA 200, the MotoAmerica weekend at DAYTONA will be the opening round of the 2023 MotoAmerica Mission King Of The Baggers Championship, REV’IT! Twins Cup Championship, and the Mission Foods Super Hooligan National Championship. This will mark the second time these three classes will race on the high banks of the superspeedway.
Full name: Daytona International Speedway, FL
Nearest cities: Orlando (51.9 mi), Tampa (136 mi), Jacksonville (90.4 mi)
Time zone: GMT -4
Nearest Airport: Daytona Beach International Airport
MotoAmerica visits Daytona International Speedway at the beginning of March and the weather is very enjoyable. While it’s somewhat rainier than previous months, it is also noticeably sunnier. Expect average daily highs of around 77°F and lows of 57°F at this time of year.
Free Kids Zone
MotoAmerica Superbikes at Atlanta not only provides great racing but also includes FREE entertainment for the entire family as well. Bring the kids and enjoy our Kids Zone with FREE carnival games and activities! We’ll have “balance bikes” for the littlest tikes and electric bicycle riding area for older youth; all free. Remember, kids under 12 are free with paying adult.
Camping + 190 mph Superbikes = Awesome. Get a camping spot for you and your buddies while they last at the Daytona 200 March 9-11 2023. Check in early and enjoy Friday qualifying and all-day racing Sat & Sun! Camping spots range from tent locations all the way up to reserved RV spaces with power. Meet over 120 riders in our open race paddock! Kids under 16 free with paying adult. Bring the family for our Kids Zone and free carnival games!
Get the ultimate experience with the Daytona 200 VIP package. VIP packages include:
- Access to DAYTONA 500 Club Lounge
- Rooftop access to view the entire track
- VIP Parking
- VIP Schedule including activities
- MotoAmerica Live+ broadcasted in the suite
- History of Daytona 200
- VIP credential and lanyard
- Catered breakfast, lunch and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and coffee
- Cash bar
- Discount voucher for MotoAmerica Merchandise
- Meet and greet with a road racing personality
- Dunlop technical presentation
- Race team garage tour
- Dunlop autograph session
- Starting line experience
- Starting line picture
- Podium picture
- Trivia questions and prizes
- Electronic photo book of the experience
Single day and 2-day packages will be available for purchase.
MotoAmerica Parade Lap
Grab your bike, helmet, and experience what it is like to ride on the racetrack! With the MotoAmerica Parade Lap package you will be able to just that. You will receive a minimum of one lap around the track and additional laps if time and conditions permit. The Parade Lap will be escorted, and helmets are required. You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Staging for the Parade Lap will be at the designated motorcycle parking area. Please be ready to go in the staging area 30 minutes prior. A waiver needs to be completed beforehand.
**THIS IS NOT AN ADMISSION TICKET. Must also purchase general admission ticket**
Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary VIP Ticket Package
Bagger racing is back and the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team will leave nothing on the track as they fight to bring the championship title back to Milwaukee in 2023. Experience all the action live with additional H-D exclusive perks when you buy a Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary VIP Ticket Package.
Don’t miss 2021 Champion Kyle Wyman, Travis Wyman and the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team as they push their Road Glides to the limits on the legendary banks of Daytona in the first round of the Mission King of the Baggers season at Daytona International Speedway!
3-Day Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary VIP Ticket Package:
3-Day Pass: Admission to the entire race weekend, including fan zone and paddock access, along with all the MotoAmerica racing action, including the Mission King of the Baggers practice sessions, qualifying and two races throughout the race weekend.
Exclusive Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Parking: Access to premium parking reserved for Harley-Davidson motorcycles on all three days of the race weekend.
Harley-Davidson Parade Laps: Participation in the Harley-Davidson parade laps on Friday and Saturday. Strap on your helmet, grab your Harley-Davidson and prepare for an unprecedented experience, riding a couple of laps around world-renowned Daytona International Speedway with fellow H-D enthusiasts.
For ticket package, click the link: Harley-Davidson VIP Ticket Package
1-Day Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary VIP Ticket Package:
1-Day Pass: Admission, including fan zone and paddock access, along with all the MotoAmerica racing action, including the Mission King of the Baggers race.
Exclusive Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Parking: Access to premium parking reserved for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Harley-Davidson Parade Laps: Participation in the Harley-Davidson parade lap. Strap on your helmet, grab your Harley-Davidson and prepare for an unprecedented experience, riding a couple of laps around world-renowned Daytona International Speedway with fellow H-D enthusiasts.
For ticket package, click the link: Harley-Davidson VIP Ticket Package
Ducati Fan Experience Ticket Package
- 3-Day Pass: Admission to racing, qualifying and practice for the 80th running of the Daytona 200 and MotoAmerica classes.
- Exclusive DUCATI parking: Parking reserved for DUCATI motorcycles on all three days of the event.
- DUCATI Track Walk: Track walk and guided tour.
- DUCATI Parade Lap: Grab your DUCATI, a helmet and ride two laps around Daytona International Speedway with fellow Ducatisti.
- Hospitality (coffee & refreshments) at Ducati Semi “lounge” (Expresso Bar, Refreshments, Circuit TV feed).
Dunlop M4 Suzuki 2-Seater Experience
Take a ride around Daytona with a professional superbike racer at speeds up to 150 mph!
All proceeds from the Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two-Seat Superbike program are donated to the Roadracing World Action Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focusing on improving racetrack safety through the deployment of soft barriers.
Includes weekend general admission and weekend parking pass.