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Start Your Engines! The 2015 Daytona 500 is February 22nd
Get those engines started! The Daytona 500 is February 22, 2015. Nicknamed "The Great American Race," the Daytona 500 is the biggest, most expensive, and most prestigious race in America. With a long history of heart-wrenching defeats, come from behind victories, famous duels, photo finishes and top-of-the-line entertainment, the race is one of the most anticipated in American sports. No NASCAR race would be complete without tailgating, so grab some friends and get in the spirit before you head out to watch Jeff Gordon, Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and other house-hold names compete for the title of NASCAR's most grueling race.
NASCAR novices and enthusiasts alike will delight in the week-long Daytona Speedweek leading up to the historical race. Events include the Lucas Oil 200, Spring Unlimited and the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Another event that can't be missed is the Sprint Fanzone where fans can view pre-race entertainment and have their picture taken on the famed start and finish line.
Get your engines revving with a stay at The Shores Resort & Spa, conveniently located amidst the action of Daytona Speedweek 2015. Book your room now and make sure you don't miss a moment of the fun!
Events for January 2015
Florida Lighthouse Day
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet. Come celebrate your local National Treasure - the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. From 10 am to 2 pm, there will be family oriented activities, and several workshops designed specifically for kids. See new lighthouse exhibits and learn about Florida's many lighthouses Visit our lighthouse keeper (in living history mode) as he describes his duties at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Then join him as he talks about the history of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, and demonstrates the maintenance duties on the First Order Fresnel Lens. Included in the cost of regular admission. Regular admission to the lighthouse museum is $5 for adults (12 years and older), and $1.50 for children. (386) 761-1821. www.ponceinlet.org.
Florida Lighthouse Day
Celebrate Florida Lighthouse Day at Ponce de Leon Inlet as the community commemorates the 29 remaining lighthouses in Florida. During the event, learn about the history of the towers, visit the “Old Lighthouse Keeper”, and walk up the lighthouse.