March 30, 2018

Daytona Speedway

Welcome to the Daytona International Speedway and the World Center of Racing

We are on top of Turn 4

This is looking at Turn 3

Looking down at the incline between Turns 3 and 4

Just outside the back straight away.

Heading across the back straight away looking down at Turn 2

On the inside apron now looking down at Turn 3

There are 4 Sunoco signs at the Speedway.  One at each turn.

Looking up at the incline of Turn 3 from the apron.

Turn 3

Coming out of Turn 4

Here you can see the tram that we are riding on for the tour and people standing on the incline coming out Turn 4 into the front stretch.

Looking back on Turns 3 and 4

Heading into the home stretch and passing by the main stands.

The seats are different colors to give the illusion of all the seats being filled when being videoed

Heading into the pit area.

Looking at the main grandstand from pit row.

This is Gatorade Victory Lane

The stands in Gatorade Victory Lane

This is the stage that the winning car gets put on

Looking out at Pit Row from Victory Lane.

This is the former Victory Lane and is now a showcase and prime viewing area for Chevrolet's guests.

This is the leader tower that shows the current standings of the race.

This is the UNOH Fan Zone.  The stairs lead up to a viewing platform where people can see what's going on in Pit Row during the race.

Each team has a garage and you can walk around here and peek in the viewing window to see them get ready for the race.

The garages are set up in a horseshoe formation.

This is the Media Building

After race interviews take place on this stage.

Each media outlet has an assigned space here.  I guess it's pretty hectic at times when a race is going on.

Now we are behind the grand stand.  Each of the main entrances has a sponsor.  This is the Florida Hospital Gate.

Chevrolet Gate

The main gate is the Axalta Gate

This is the gate we entered to go up into the grand stands.

You will notice that they have the finish line continue up into the grandstand.

It goes all the way out to the "real thing"

Speaking of the "real thing" here is the Finish Line

Looking down towards Turn 1

Here is the Starter's Podium

Back outside here is the Toyota Gate

The final gate is the Sunoco Gate.
The Speedway is a pretty interesting place to visit and a must see for any true NASCAR fan