When motorsports fans make a decision to attend a NASCAR race their first thoughts often include costs. Driving to the race may be the lowest cost they experience. Tickets come in a variety of packages and some such as VIP seats with amenities are expensive.
But often the most significant single cost for fans is the price of available rooms. Hotel and resort managers know well when NASCAR races are scheduled and adjust their rates accordingly. Sometimes rates more than double for race nights.
Racetrack management is aware of this practice and in recent years, they have attempted to help fans obtain more reasonable accommodations when in the area on race day.
Daytona international Raceway has arranged for discounted rates at some local hotels during the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola on July 5-6.
Pricing details courtesy of Daytona International Speedway:
During the month of June, fans who book their stays at participating hotels will receive at least a 10 percent discount off regular rates. In addition, these area hotels will not require a minimum night stay to participate in the promotion – the discounted rates are good for one night or multiple nights.
Participating hotels include the Bahama House and Best Western Aku Tiki in Daytona Beach, the Holiday Inn Express Orange City and Clarion Hotel in DeLand (approximately 20 miles from the speedway), the Marriott and Westin hotels in Lake Mary (approximately 35 miles from the speedway) and the Legacy Vacation Club Palm Coast (approximately 35 miles from the speedway). A complete list of participating hotels and special promotional codes can be found on www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/hotels.
“Securing a reasonable hotel rate is important to race fans when making their travel plans for attending a race,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “The hotel partners in this promotion are providing the best possible deals for our fans so they can enjoy the excitement of NASCAR at Daytona. This year’s Coke Zero 400 will be a thrilling event from start to finish, kicking off with a 60-minute pre-race concert by nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow and ending with the largest fireworks display in the Southeast.”
Details are available on www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com
Six major NASCAR tracks are within a day’s drive of Tampa. Great destinations justify journeys.
Here the NASCAR venue is considered local if tracks are within a 10 hour drive from Tampa—Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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