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This is a racing weekend in Dayton Beach, and crowds are already in the county of Volosia.
Here are some of the things you need to know if you are going to race (or trying to avoid it) all together:
1) Leave the speed to the riders: Traffic is expected to be made when the crowds pour into Dayton Beach to watch the race. Daytona Beach Police are encouraging you to slow down and leave you extra time to get to where you want to go.
– Daytona Beach Police (@ DBCops1) February 14, 2019
Transportation said it also providing additional signage and navigation assistance to drivers in and around Daytona Beach. The FDOT also encourages the driver to observe the increased movement of pedestrians associated with the event.
– FDOT District 5 (@MyFDOT_CFL) February 14, 2019
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2) Do not forget about your shades: ] Forecasts call for sunshine during the weekend. Watch Channel 9 throughout the weekend for the latest forecasts. If the chance of rain changes, crews are being trained. Watch this video to see how they dry up the track in a matter of hours.
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3) Know where to park: NASCAR drivers need only worry about driving in circles. Daytona 500 visitors should know how to navigate the maze of parking options available for this weekend. Click here to find out about parking and driving directions.
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DISupdates February 13, 2019
4) What to bring with you: Entrants may bring their food and drink on the track, but there is a limit to what you can pack (for example, leave your umbrellas) at home. Here is a complete guide on what to pack and what to leave at home.
5) Wait, how big is it ?! According to Dayton's international backing, two full Disneyland parks could fit within the 180-acre area of the race track. And this is also the largest illuminated sport in North America with more than 2,000 lights set around the track. There are many celebrations and smaller races leading up to Daytona 500 throughout the day off. But the main event starts at 14:30. on Sunday.
– International Dayton Motor Show (@DISupdates) February 14, 2019
7) What does 500? If you are not familiar with lingo, 500 at Daytona 500 stands for 500 miles that cover drivers before they cross the finish line. In total, it is 200 circles.
8) Who is acting? The "All-American" choir of the 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will perform the anthem before the competition on Sunday. Country Music Star – Jake Owen performs a pre-concert concert that begins at 1:45.
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– International Dayton Motor Show (@DISupdates) January 30, 2019
9) What to do if NASCAR does not care? There are many other things to do in Daytona if you are in the area. Follow this account to check Speedweeks deals that are not necessarily racing.
– Daytona Beach (@DaytonaBeachFun) February 12, 2019
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