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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!

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Events for August 2016
  • Paddle Stars 10K Race

    When: From 07/26/2014 to 07/27/2014

    Paddle Stars 2014 is an inaugural event that is taking place at the pristine beaches and waterways of Daytona Beach, July 26-27. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing sports segments in the world. Pro, novice and youth paddleboard racers - 100 elite and 100 recreational - will be competing in the event sanctioned by the World Paddle Association.

    Saturday, July 26
    Spectators are encouraged to come watch the races that start at City Island, Daytona Beach. There will be food concessions, live music, a watersports flea market and an exhibitor area in the park.

    Sunday, July 27
    Spectators are encouraged to watch the event from the beach in front of the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort. The final leg of the $10,000 event will take place in the ocean along with a SUP surfing contest.

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