Calendar of Events
The Winner of the 2016 Daytona 500 - Denny Hamlin
The 2016 Daytona 500 took place on February 21, 2016, and was one for the ages! With the closest finish since NASCAR introduced electronic scoring in 1993, Denny Hamlin beat Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds to take the checkered flag and a place in Daytona Beach history. Start planning your trip to the 2017 Daytona 500 today!
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.
For car enthusiasts, Daytona Swap Meets also present an excellent time to learn, view, buy, and sell classic cars. Held throughout the year, these car shows are ever-increasing in popularity and offer entertainment for every age!
Get your engines revving with a stay at The Shores Resort & Spa. Conveniently located near Daytona International Speedway and a multitude of swap meets, the beachfront hotel will ensure your vacation is memorable. Book your room now and make sure you don't miss a moment of the fun!
Events for August 2016
Daytona Beach is the first checkpoint of the 2014 Gumball 3000 international rally. Drivers will cross two continents, seven countries, and drive 3,000 miles in 7 days to raise money for charity. The Gumball 3000 cars will be on display in the grounds of the Daytona International Speedway, while the entrants enjoy lunch within the Velocitorium, have a tour of the Speedway, drive parade laps of the circuit, and for a lucky few, enjoy high speed passenger laps inside NASCAR race cars. Spectators are invited to come and see these amazing cars and drivers at our checkpoint before they venture to Atlanta.