The premier NASCAR race of the year, the Daytona 500, is approaching. The annual Daytona 500 race known as The Great American Race and the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing is set to take place on Sunday, February 14th at Daytona International Speedway racing track. The annual 500-mile-long race that kicks off the NASCAR Cup Series was first held back in 1959 and will draw the most interest of any race this year from both casual and die hard fans of racing alike.
Tickets for a seat to the Daytona 500 are always in high demand, given that it’s the season-opening event for the NASCAR Cup and is the most prestigious event in car racing, which prompts the question: when do Daytona 500 tickets go on sale and how can you get cheap tickets?
When Do Daytona 500 Tickets Go On Sale?
Tickets for the 2021 Daytona 500 went on presale on February 10th, 2020, which was the earliest on sale in the race’s history in an effort to give race fans plenty of time to get their tickets due to the Covid-19 situation. There were a limited amount of tickets sold for the event in Daytona Beach, FL at a venue that was known to draw over 101,000 fans in a normal year.
We always recommend following the Daytona 500 and Daytona International Speedway’s social media pages and signing up for their newsletters in order to get the most up-to-date information on admission to the event, though be aware that presales and Daytona 500 ticket release dates may vary and are subject to change.
Are Daytona 500 Tickets Mobile or Hard Stock?
As is the case with the vast majority of tickets to events these days, tickets to the Daytona 500 will be overwhelmingly mobile this year. That means you’ll receive your mobile QR code that can be viewed either directly in our TickPick mobile app, or on your smartphone via your Daytona 500 account manager page.
When is the Best Time to Buy Daytona 500 Tickets?
While it can be difficult to say exactly when you should buy your Daytona 500 tickets this year, prices for events with such a large capacity tend to dip within a few days prior to the race, and you can often find the best deals on the actual race day. This is because there is usually a good deal of inventory available still, but with sellers increasingly motivated to sell their tickets before they’re stuck with them.
It all depends on supply and demand, so if you use our price tracking feature to monitor pricing trends and set alerts on the event to be notified when tickets go on sale.
How To Get Cheap Daytona 500 Tickets
If you weren’t able to secure a ticket through any presales or general sales for the big race day in Daytona Beach, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Tickets can still be purchased from secondary marketplaces, although the Daytona 500 ticket price will not be at face value. Daytona 500 tickets may have market prices higher than face value, but that doesn’t mean that good deals can’t be had – if you know where to look.
Most other ticket marketplaces charge high service fees in addition to the listed price, but not TickPick. Here at TickPick, we have no service fees, making us your source for cheaper Daytona 500 tickets on the secondary market. If you’re a NASCAR fan who has not used TickPick before, you can sign up with the link below for $10 off your first purchase. If you have any questions regarding tickets to this Daytona 500 event, please feel free to submit a request here.