While the race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is officially set to begin this coming weekend, the excitement has already begun with Kevin Harvick’s outta-nowhere win at the Budweiser Shootout this past Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Harvick was running at the back of the field early in the race and overcame several obstacles, including the loss of a left front fender, to pull ahead of Jamie McMurray on the last lap of the race. It was Harvick, McMurray, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon finishing in positions one through four.
The Budweiser Shootout is the annual exhibition event which takes place the weekend before the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s premier championship race which kicks off the Sprint Cup Series. With Daytona International Speedway officially warmed up, the excitement is in the air for this coming weekend’s spree of events:
Thursday, February 12th Gatorade Duel Preliminary Qualifier for Daytona 500
Friday, February 13th Daytona 250 Camping World Truck Series
Saturday, February 14th Camping World 300 Nationwide Series
Sunday, February 15th Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series
It’s not too late to get your tickets for one of the greatest weekends in racing. Affordable tickets below face value are still available at TicketCity. And if you think it’s too late to find a place to stay, think again. Waiting to make plans may have actually worked in your favor this Valentine’s weekend as the Wyndham Ocean Walk still has affordable specials available – right on the beach! So make your plans now to head to beautiful Daytona Beach for a great weekend of racing and fun.