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Heading to Daytona for Speedweeks 2014? Check this out (part 1)

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The NASCAR racing season gets underway on Saturday, February 15th at Daytona International Speedway with the running of the Sprint Unlimited. Preceding the non-points race at the 2.5-mile superspeedway is the ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200. Here’s a look at some of the other events on the schedule for the first few days of Speedweeks.

Thursday, February 13th

· Sprint FANZONE and garages opens at 11 a.m. ET

· Grandstands open at 1 p.m. ET

· ARCA practice – 1 to 5 p.m. ET

Friday, February 14th –

· Sprint FANZONE and garages opens at 9 a.m. ET

· Guided Garage Tours in the Sprint FANZONE for fans 18 and older from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

· Grandstands open at 2 p.m. ET

· ARCA qualifying – 2 p.m. ET

· Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited practice – 5 to 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 15th –

· Sprint FANZONE and garages opens at 9 a.m. ET

· Midway area outside Turn 4 opens at 9 a.m. ET

· Grandstands open at 10 a.m. ET

· ARCA final practice – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. ET

· Kids Area in Sprint FANZONE open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET

· Sprint Cup practice –10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. ET

· ARCA Racing Series All Access and Autograph Session – 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET (enter through Sprint FANZONE)

· Guided Garage Tours in Sprint FANZONE for fans of all ages from 4 to 6:30 p.m. ET

· ARCA Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAV TV American Real – green flag at 4:15 p.m. ET

· The Sprint Unlimited – green flag at 8:15 p.m. ET

Sunday, February 16th –

· Sprint FANZONE and garages opens at 7 a.m. ET

· Guided Garage Tours in Sprint FANZONE for fans of all ages from 9 a.m. to noon ET

· Kids Area in Sprint FANZONE open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

· Grandstands open at noon ET

· Daytona 500 qualifying for the front row and positions in the Gatorade Duels – 1:05 p.m. ET

For the complete Speedweeks’ on-track schedule and other events taking place at Daytona, click here.

For tickets and other information, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

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