Thanks, Everyone, for Joining Us in Daytona
Date Jan 31, 2017
Written by David S. Wallens
The Rolex 24 At Daytona is more than cars on track. It’s more than victory circle celebrations. And it’s more than pitstops and tire temperatures.
It’s a chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. It’s watching the sun dip below NASCAR Turn 1. And it’s doing our midnight paddock tour, even if the weather isn’t cooperating.
The Grassroots Motorsports ticket packages offered for the Rolex 24 At Daytona saw another sold-out weekend: We offered 800 tickets—twice the old number—and they were all snatched up. We also hosted thousands more race fans who visited our infield compound over the course of the weekend.
Thank you, everyone, for joining us. Daytona International Speedway is our home track, and we enjoy showing you around, sharing our hospitality, and introducing you to our friends.
Those companies have become a big part of our show, too. Mazda welcomed our group into the team garages on Friday and also kicked off our midnight paddock tour. Flyin’ Miata showed off several fortified Miatas, including their V8-powered ND. Representatives from Continental, Intercomp, BBS and Spec interacted with our visitors all weekend, and Krispy Kreme provided doughnuts and coffee each morning. IMSA walked our crew through the tech inspection process—stuff that fans normally can’t do.
Already making plans to join us in 2018? Watch our website this summer for ticket sales information.
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That was my first time at Daytona, but it won't be my last.
Thanks for putting on such a great show! For the record, I've never begrudged y'all your weather or complained that you didn't get seasons, so I feel like I was unduly punished.
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