Source: http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/ – posted 7/27/2016
The 2018 DAYTONA 500, which will be the historic 60th running of NASCAR’s biggest and most prestigious event, will return to its traditional date on Presidents Day weekend – Sunday, Feb. 18.
“We wanted to let all of our fans, partners and stakeholders know about this date adjustment in advance and give them ample time to make their travel plans for ‘The Great American Race,’ ” Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said. “The 60th annual DAYTONA 500 is going to be a significant milestone in the event’s history and we look forward to a special celebration.”
The DAYTONA 500 has been traditionally held on Presidents Day weekend/George Washington’s birthday from 1968 to 2011. In fact, the inaugural DAYTONA 500 back in 1959 was held on George Washington’s birthday.
Dates for the other Speedweeks events and Bike Week At Daytona International Speedway will be announced at a later date. Tickets for the 2018 DAYTONA 500 will also go on sale at a later date after the completion of ticket renewals following the 2017 DAYTONA 500.
In addition, NASCAR announced start times for all 2017 events with the 59th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26 scheduled for 2 p.m. EST on FOX.
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