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This is a racing weekend at Daytona Beach, and the crowds are already flooding in Volusia County.
Here are nine things you need to know whether you are heading to (or trying to avoid) all together:
1) Leave the acceleration of the contestants: Expected traffic to accumulate as crowds pour into Daytona Beach to watch the race. Dayton Beach Police encourage you to slow down and leave extra time to get to where you need to go.
– Police of Daytona Beach (@ DBCops1) February 14, 2019
Transport says it also provides additional help for navigating drivers in and around Daytona Beach. The FDOT also calls on the driver to monitor the increased pedestrian traffic associated with the event. #Daytona Traffic Information for Speedweeks Weekend Finals: FDOT provides additional navigation tools for #Daytona 500 Fans … Https://t.co/Zhw1PJbeBR
– FDOT District 5 (@MyFDOT_CFL) 14 February, 2019
>>> Check the traffic conditions on your route <<<
2) Remember your nuances: ] Forecasts require a sunny sky over the weekend. Watch Channel 9 over the weekend for the latest predictions. If the chances of rain change, the racing teams will be prepared. Watch this video to see how they douse the track for a few hours.
>>> Central Florida five-day weather forecast <<<
3) Know where to park: NASCAR drivers need to worry just about driving in circles. Dayton 500 participants need to know how to navigate the maze of parking opportunities for this weekend's events. Click here for parking information and driving directions.
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– Daytona International Speedway (@ DISupdates) February 13, 2019
What to bring: Competitors can bring their own food and beverages on the track, but there are restrictions on what you can pack (for example, leave your umbrellas at home). Here's the complete guide on what to pack and what to leave at home
5) Wait, the track is how big ?! According to Daytona's International Runway, two full Disneyland parks could fit within the 180-acre field of the track. It is also the largest lighted sports facility in North America with more than 2000 lights mounted around the track
6) When is the actual race? There are many celebrations and smaller races leading to Daytona 500 at the weekend. But the main event begins at 14:30. on Sunday.
– Daytona International (@DISupdates) February 14, 2019
7) What does 500 mean? larynx 500 in the Dayton 500 are for 500 miles that drivers cover before crossing the finish line. In total, there are 200 laps.
8) Who performs? The "All-American" choir of the 82nd Air Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will perform the national anthem before the Sunday race. Country music star Jake Owen performed the concert before the race, starting at 13:45. @JakeOwen will be a contractor before the race for 2019 # DAYTONA500 !
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– Dayton International Path (@DISupdates) January 30, 2019
9) What if I do not care about NASCAR? There are many other things to do in Daytona, if you're in the area. Follow this account to check for Speedweeks transactions that are not necessarily related to races.
– Daytona Beach (@DaytonaBeachFun) 12 February, 2019
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