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  • 3 night deluxe accommodations at the Hilton Oceanwalk Resort (Located on Daytona Beach)
  • Check in Thu. July 5th Check out Sun. July 8th
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Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village
100 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
USA

The Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village is located directly on the beach directly across from the Ocean Center Convention Complex and connected to Ocean Walk Shoppes and Movies. The hotel is only minutes from Daytona International Airport, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona USA with many area attractions including beach activities right at your doorstep. Orlando International Airport, Orlando area attractions, St. Augustine and Kennedy Space Center are only 60 minutes away. Guest rooms feature oceanfront views on most rooms, voice mail, dataport, high speed internet acess, coffeemaker, iron/board, hair dryer, in room movies, room service and Sony PlayStation. The hotel features restaurant, lounge, sports bar, pool and complete fitness center. The property boasts more than 60,000 square feet of flexible indoor space, including an 18,000 square foot ballroom, 32 individual meeting rooms, scenic outdoor space and full audio visual staff. Opening Fall 2005, the Hilton Daytona Beach South Tower will feature an additional 436 rooms and many other amenities. After South Tower completion, the hotel will feature a total of 742 guest rooms, oceanfront dining, sports bar, food court, intimate lobby bar, gourmet deli, specialty shop and pool bar & grill with live entertainment. Other amenities will include 2 complete health clubs & pools, sauna, steam room, indoor & outdoor whirlpools and spa services.


Daytona International Speedway History

Address: 1801 W International Spwy Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Daytona is another word for speed.

Daytona International Speedway opened in ‘59, but daring men have tested the limits of man and machine in Daytona Beach, Fla., for more than a century. A ticket to the Daytona 500 is more than a ticket to the world’s most important stock car race. Daytona 500 tickets are passports to history, tangible links to the pioneers in American automotive performance. When Sir Malcolm Campbell ran 276.82 mph in March ‘35, it marked the 15th time the world’s land speed record had been set on the Daytona Beach sands. And when the speed-record trials moved to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Daytona kept on racing. In ‘36, the precursor to today’s Daytona 500 was born on a course that went down 1.5 miles of highway, then turned and came the same distance back up the beach.

William H.G. France, a mechanic and racer who’d moved south from Washington, D.C., eventually took over the job of running the beach races on the second of two courses used for those events. In ‘47, he presided over a meeting at Daytona’s Streamline Hotel where NASCAR was born. A decade later, France began working on his showplace. Daytona International Speedway would be a race track like no one had ever seen - big and fast on scale that’s as grand today as it was when it was only France’s dream. Why are the turns at Daytona International Speedway banked at 31 degrees? Because when “Big Bill” France was building it, that’s as steep as he could make the turns and still keep the machines putting down the asphalt from tipping over.

When drivers gathered for the first Daytona 500, it was an eye-popping experience. Drivers were more accustomed to half-mile dirt tracks and saw the 1.366-mile paved track at Darlington as vast. A trip around Daytona International Speedway was 2.5 miles. From Turn 1, Turn 3 looked like it was in a different county. Bob Welborn ran 140.121 mph to win the pole for the first Daytona 500, and Lee Petty won in a photo finish over Johnny Beauchamp. It was at Daytona International Speedway where Junior Johnson discovered that if he tucked his car right behind another one, he could go faster than he could run by himself. And “drafting” became a part of the sport’s lexicon. It was at Daytona International Speedway where Cale Yarborough topped 200 mph on his first qualifying lap in ‘83 and then, as he went even faster on a second lap, his car took off and flew, turning upside down before crashing. Bill Elliott set the Daytona International Speedway track record in ‘87, running 210.364 mph, just before restrictor plates were introduced to the sport.

Fans who’ve been lucky enough to have tickets for the Daytona 500 over the years have witnessed some of NASCAR’s greatest moments - as well perhaps its most enduring tragedy. Richard Petty won seven Daytona 500s on his way to becoming “The King,” but lost it in ‘76 to rival David Pearson after they wrecked coming to the finish line and Pearson puttered across the finish line bumping his car along with his ignition. Many experts consider that Daytona 500 to be one of the greatest NASCAR races ever. In ‘98, in his 20th try, seven-time Cup series champion Dale Earnhardt finally won the Daytona 500. But three years later, on the final lap of the ‘01 Daytona 500, Earnhardt died in a Turn 4 crash in a moment that changed the sport forever.

In addition to the Daytona 500, the track hosts the Coke Zero 400 each July and annual motorcycle races that are the centerpiece of Daytona’s Bike Week.

Daytona International Speedway renovated its infield before the ‘05 Daytona 500 to add a “Fan Zone” that allows fans to buy tickets giving them one of the best up-close views of a NASCAR garage and other special amenities.

Daytona International Speedway Seating Chart

Daytona International Speedway Seating Chart