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Heading to Daytona for the 2014 Coke Zero 400? Check this out

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The second race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Daytona International Speedway is this weekend’s Coke Zero 400, taking place Saturday, July 5th. The Nationwide Series is also on the schedule, with the Subway Firecracker 250 on Independence Day, Friday, July 4th.

Festivities get underway on Thursday, July 3rd, with gates opening at noon ET. Both the Nationwide and Cup Series practice that day: Nationwide at noon ET and Cup at 4 and 6:35 p.m. ET. On Friday, July 4th, gates open at 2 p.m. ET, with Nationwide Series qualifying at 3:10 p.m. ET, Cup Series qualifying at 5:10 p.m. ET, and the Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 at 7:30 p.m. ET. On Saturday, July 5th, gates open at 1 p.m. ET for the Coke Zero 400, which goes green at 7:30 p.m. ET.

For a complete schedule of events, including driver appearances and special events, click here.

Tickets are still available for the Coke Zero 400 weekend – tickets for the Coke Zero 400 start at $45, and kids 12 and under are just $10 in all grandstands. Don’t forget to add a Sprint FANZONE pass to your order – passes are $65 for Saturday or $80 for a multi-day pass (must also have grandstand ticket to use Sprint FANZONE pass); kids 12 and under get into the Sprint FANZONE free with a paid adult. Get more information on the weekend and purchase tickets at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

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