Daytona Speedway offers pre-race access during

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Jan. 22, 2003) -- The pre-race action at Daytona International Speedway may not be what entices fans to buy a race ticket, but it's one of the best shows in motorsports. Daytona's pre-race entertainment includes superstar ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Jan. 22, 2003) -- The pre-race action at Daytona International Speedway may not be what entices fans to buy a race ticket, but it's one of the best shows in motorsports. Daytona's pre-race entertainment includes superstar concerts, celebrity appearances, and for those fans lucky enough to be among all the action, a chance to get up close to pit road and see the teams as they prepare for the start of the day's race.

For the first time, Daytona International Speedway is giving all ticket holders an opportunity be experience pre-race from the tri-oval area. Previously, pre-race access was only available to fans through hospitality programs or sponsor relations. This year, the gates are open to anyone who has a ticket through the pre-race pass program.

For $100, Frontstretch and Superstretch ticket holders can upgrade their experience and get out of the grandstands and into the action. The pre-race pass offers access for four days during Speedweeks including Saturday, Feb. 8, for the Budweiser Shootout; Thursday, Feb. 13, for the Gatorade 125s; Saturday, Feb. 15, for the Koolerz 300; and Sunday, Feb. 16 for the Daytona 500.

The $100 pre-race pass will give fans an opportunity to get up close to the SHeDAISY concert before the Budweiser Shootout, on the track for the parade of driver introductions for the Gatorade 125s, and for the entertainment prior to the start of the Koolerz 300 and the Daytona 500.

Pre-race access is subject to weather and changes in the track schedule. Ticket holders can upgrade their Speedweeks experience with the pre-race pass by calling 1-800-PITSHOP today.

In addition to the pre-race access, Daytona International Speedway is still offering several other different race packages that put fans where they have never been before.

The ultimate way to enjoy the best racing of Speedweeks from inside the track is the 4th Turn Suite. The 4th Turn Suite is located inside the track between Turn 4 and Pit Road where you'll get a great view of all the action off Turn 4. Drive right into the track, park next to your suite and start enjoying your day at the races. Your race schedule includes some of the most exciting days of racing at Daytona including the Feb. 13 Gatorade 125's, the Feb. 15 Koolerz 300 NASCAR Busch Series race and the Feb. 16 Daytona 500.

Your 4th Turn Suite package includes:
* FREE limited reserved parking adjacent to the Paddock Club area.
* Exclusive Paddock Club Suite admission with a 15' elevated tri-level seating area affording a spectacular view of the Frontstretch, Turn 4 and the Start/Finish Line.
* Pre-Race Pit Road and Tri-Oval Access (weather and track schedule permitting).
* First class in-suite catering with drink tickets.

Price per person for the 4th Turn Suite is $999 plus tax (6.5% FL Sales Tax). Call to reserve your Fan Suite experience at (386) 947-6475.

A new way to watch all the racing action outside of the track is through the Turn 3 Reserved Terrace Parking Package, which offers the only specialty vehicle parking outside of the track where you can still view all of the racing action. Guests will be able to park their specialty vehicle right next to fence alongside the Superstretch entering Turn 3 beginning Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. and will be able to stay through Daytona 500 on Feb. 16.

Also included in the 20 x 45 parking spot are:
* Two admissions to the parking area.
* Two DAYTONA USA admissions.
* A Daytona 500 souvenir program.
* Two Daytona hats.
* A daily Daytona Beach News-Journal.
* A pair of Superstretch tower seats for both the Feb. 15 Koolerz 300 and the Feb. 16 Daytona 500.

To purchase this exclusive Turn 3 Reserved Terrace Parking Package ($2,500), call the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.

The party doesn't stop after the Daytona 500 as DAYTONA USA, the official attraction of NASCAR, is holding a Daytona 500 after-race party immediately following the race.
* Attraction admission.
* Dinner buffet.
* Complimentary Pepsi products
* Cash bar.
* Live entertainment.

Guests attending the Daytona 500 after-race party will also have complimentary shuttle service to Daytona International Speedway parking areas two hours after the checkered flag waves.

Space to the Daytona 500 after-race party is limited. To purchase a ticket or for more information, call DAYTONA USA Guests Services at (386) 947-6404.

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