Can-Am Duel at Daytona 2016 News and Updates
Arguably the most significant event leading up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Budweiser Duel at Daytona are two 150-mile qualifying races that determine the starting lineup for Daytona 500. Held each February on the Thursday before the Super Bowl of stock car racing, the all-important Budweiser Duels are the twin preliminary races every professional NASCAR driver psyches themselves up for. See who will take the checkered flag home with Budweiser Duel tickets
Stakes at the Budweiser Duel have been raised higher than ever before, as Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood announced drivers in 2014 will be competing under blaring night lights, and in front of a primetime audience, for the first time to "add another dimension to Budweiser Speedweeks". Now is your chance to join in on the tens of thousands roaring NASCAR fans and witness what it takes to qualify for the starting lineup at Daytona 500. Budweiser Duel tickets start at $71, that's slightly more expensive than Daytona 500 tickets' minimum price of $67, which shows you just how important these qualifying races are in the world of NASCAR.
The Budweiser Duel, formerly known as the Gatorade Duel, was inaugurated in 1959 and has garnered a reputation as the most exciting preliminary event in the Sprint Cup Series. Legends like Jeff Gordon, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip have won this event at least five times apiece, while Dale Earnhardt holds the record with 12 staggering victories. Last season we saw Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch drive away victorious—which driver will make headlines this year?