Daytona 500 2014 News and Updates
2/18/14 - Huge NASCAR news happened this weekend, as the cream of the crop duked it out in the qualifying round for this Sunday's Daytona 500. Danica Patrick (last year's pole-sitter) and teammate Tony Stewart, blew their engines in practice and made unapproved changes before the qualifying race, forcing NASCAR to sit them in the back of the line for both the Daytona 500 and Budweiser Duel
. Perhaps more thrilling: after posting the weekend's best qualifying speed over 49 cars, rising star Austin Dillon pulled off an incredible victory and will start from the pole come Sunday. The young cowboy will sport the No. 3 in the 500, as the first driver to use the iconic number in the Sprint Cup since the death of Dale Earnhardt in the same race back in 2001. With this legendary number back on the front line, you've got to be present for NASCAR's biggest event—and you can still get-in for as little as $67!
2/13/14 – Daytona 500 tickets are currently averaging $223, up 5% in the last two weeks and the second most expensive race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (AAA Texas 500 tickets avg. $230). However, the cheapest ticket is down to $67 which means you can experience NASCAR’s biggest event for less than Sylvania 300 ($142), Cheez-It 355 at the Glen ($135), AAA Texas 500 ($114), Irwin Tools Night Race ($99), and Food City 500 ($87)! Which drivers will qualify for one of the 43 spots? On Feb 16, thirteen (13) drivers will solidify their spots after single-lap qualifying; the rest of the field will be determined Feb 20 after the Budweiser Duel qualifying races.
Daytona 500 2014 Season
The Daytona 500 is popularly referred to as the “Super Bowl of stock car racing” and is always one of the most exciting NASCAR events to experience of the season. Daytona International Speedway annually buzzes with all the energy and excitement that comes at the beginning of the Sprint Cup Series, and Daytona 500 tickets always see some of the most expensive racing prices of the year due to its prestige and popularity. ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan
, will perform before the 56th annual race right on pit road for a rockin' pre-race concert.
Last year, Jimmie Johnson took home the Harley J. Earl trophy (in his second Daytona 500 victory), and subsequently went on to win the Sprint Cup Series. If Johnson is victorious again this time around the track, he will joining NASCAR greats Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett as three-time winners at Daytona. This season-opening race always sells out, so get a jump on Daytona 500 tickets with Razorgator today! The average ticket price is $212, but you can get-in for just $75 in the Allison Tower and $76 in the Lund Tower, or you can shell out $402 and sit with the best view in the house at the Sprint Tower. Make some memories at this year’s Great American Race when you lock down Daytona 500 tickets today!
Under the newest Chase rules, each race winner (of the 26-race regular season) will automatically get a bid into Chase field, with 16 drivers qualifying for postseason (15 race winners and one points leader). The 10-race Chase features a new playoff format: four rounds (three three-race segments and one season finale) where four drivers will be eliminated after each round. Finally, at Homestead-Miami, the winning driver out of the four remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup will win the series championship. These new rules will not be implemented at Daytona, but will commence immediately after, at the Subway Fresh Fit 500.