Daytona 500 is the first NASCAR Cup Series race of the year that occurs in February the Sunday after the Super Bowl, which makes it appropriate that the racing event is nicknamed The Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing. This annual Daytona 500 event brings racing fans in to Daytona Beach, FL from all around the world to Daytona International Speedway to watch their favorite drivers compete.
This year’s Daytona 500 will be held on Sunday, February 14th, and we know that fans will have questions on the race’s seating chart and where they should sit for the event. For race fans looking to get out to The Great American Race this year, we’ve created this Daytona 500 seating chart guide to help you find great seats to the biggest NASCAR event of the year and the NASCAR Cup’s opening race. For general information on where to sit at a NASCAR race, check out our blog about it.
Daytona 500 Seating Chart
Hover over each section in our interactive seating chart below for a row breakdown
Daytona 500 100-Level Seats
The lower level seats at the Daytona 500 includes the entire 100 level, which is the tier closest to the actual racetrack. Many of these sections span rows 1 through 38 and are usually the cheapest Daytona 500 seats. While these chair seats are elevated about 10-15 feet above the track, they are often less desirable than seats higher up because of the incredibly loud noise emanating from the race cars and potential debris and exhaust that can kick up into those lower sections. With that said, there are no known viewing obstructions for fans sitting in these seats.
Daytona 500 300-Level Seats
Seats in the 300 level at the Daytona 500 include 22 total rows (1-22) and provide comfortable, stadium-style seats for fans. This level is perhaps the best for stock car racing fans to get a great perspective of the cars as they ride around the racetrack, which makes a Daytona 500 ticket for this level the most desirable of any area at the Daytona International Speedway.
Daytona 500 400-Level Seats
The 400-level at the Daytona 500 is a continuation of the 300 level, as the row numbers start at 23 and go up to row 40. These seats known as Tower Seats are up as high as it gets at the Daytona International Speedway, which allows you to have a great perspective of the NASCAR drivers racing in front of you, though bear in mind that you won’t be that close to the action in the 400s.
Daytona 500 Club Seats
The Tri-Oval Club is the open-air bar and patio area that overlooks the Midway and International Speedway BLVD. This club is accessible from both the 300 and 400 levels of the venue, and tickets in sections 340 through 362 grant fans access to comfortable, reserved premium club seats that overlook the start/finish line. There are also food and beverages available for purchase at the Tri Oval Club, with plenty of large screen televisions, and free WiFi.
The Best Seats at the Daytona 500
The best seats at the Daytona 500 can be a bit subjective, but any NASCAR fan would agree that seats in the 300-level between sections 340 and 362 are the best Daytona 500 seats because not only are they located in front of the PIT AREA, but they have the best views of the entire track, as well as the start/finish line, which allow sthem to see the official wave the checkered flag when a driver has won the prestigious race.
What Are the Best Value Seats at the Daytona 500?
The best value for Daytona 500 tickets that racing fans will find are tickets in sections 358-362, which is at the end of PIT AREA where the drivers leave, and sections 340-344, which is the end of the PIT AREA in which drivers enter. These are the sections on the outskirts of the pit that give fans still-great views of the pit, starting/finish line, and the track itself, but the prices aren’t nearly as premium as they can be for the center sections of the 300 level.
Daytona 500 Seat Numbers
Red = Last Seat | Blue = First Seat
Like in many other NASCAR racing venues, Daytona International Speedway follows a simple recurring theme regarding the location of its seat numbers. In any given section at the race track, seat #1 will always be near the aisle closest to the lower numbered section. For example, the Seat #1 in section 112 would be closest to the highest-numbered seat in section 111.
What is the Fan Capacity at the Daytona 500?
In a normal year, the Daytona 500 fan capacity is upwards of 101,500. For 2021, due to Covid-19, the announced capacity will be around 30,000. This still makes it one of the largest events of the Covid era in terms of fan capacity, but this reduced number will allow for safe social distancing among spectators. Safety measures that will be taken include health screenings, temperature checks upon entry, and required face-coverings for all fans.
Where is Pit Road Located for the Daytona 500?
Pit Road at the Daytona 500 is located between roughly sections 128-164 on the 100 level, 332-370 in the 300 level, and 433-469 in the 400 level.
Handicapped & ADA Seating at Daytona International Speedway
For those who are confined to a wheelchair and/or those looking to attend a game at Daytona International Speedway with somebody who is, there is some important information that you’ll want to know. If you’re seeking ADA or handicapped seating, you’ll find that there are accessible rows at the top of most sections within the venue and spread throughout. If necessary, folding chairs will be provided with guests, such as ones looking to sit with a fan confined to a wheelchair. One trick you can use to filter tickets that are handicapped or ADA accessible is by using our “Additional filters +” button on the event page that allow you to select “ADA (wheelchair accessible),” which shows all seats that the seller has marked as handicapped seating.
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