Start your engines – NASCAR has announced a string of 2014 Sprint Cup events that will bring the legendary racing series back to the Sunshine State beginning in February. Although the races will be going down in Daytona, racing fans might want to head to nearby O-Town to check out some Orlando Attractions while they are in the area.
As a new twist for the 2014 slate of NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Daytona International Speedway, fans should be glad to hear that there will now be an Air Titan track-drying system at every Sprint Cup race weekend. “This season has delivered plenty of drama and excitement, and we’re anticipating even more for our fans in 2014 now that the Gen-6 car has competed at every track,” said NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations Steve O’Donnell. “Having the Air Titan at each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend allows us to meet a very important goal set by our Chairman and CEO, Brian France: to drastically decrease track-drying time to the best of our ability and ensure our fans in the stands and those watching on TV get to see each race on its scheduled day.”
The Florida events start off with the Feb. 15 Sprint Unlimited and conclude with the Feb. 23 season-opening Daytona 500. Jimmie Johnson took home $1,525,275 by winning the 2013 race. Here’s the full list of dates:
Feb. 15 Daytona International Speedway (Sprint Unlimited)
Feb. 16 Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 qualifying)
Feb. 20 Daytona International Speedway (Duels)
Feb. 23 Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500)
If you are planning to fuel your need for speed by attending one or all of the races (remember the NFL season will be over by then), then grabbing a Go Orlando Card or a Go Select Orlando pass to get a ticket into some of the top Orlando Attractions in town makes a ton of sense. This includes an all-access Daytona International Speedway Tour!
You can save up to 55% off gate prices and visit as many or as few of the 45 included Orlando Attractions depending on how you customize your plan.
One of the state’s premier entertainment destinations is the Kennedy Space Center. A visit to the KSC Visitor Complex is a fun and educational way to spend a day (or two) and it’s all but guaranteed that you and your family will have a blast. Explore real-life launch areas, see giant rockets and even do a little astronaut training in a spaceflight simulator. Learn all there is to know about NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program and don’t forget to look up – you never know what you might see! For even more fun, consider a jaunt to Jungle Island Orlando or Congo River Adventure Golf Orlando.
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