Daytona Announces 2015 Test Dates
June 25, 2014 | 1:16 P.M. EST
Daytona International Speedway again will host January testing for various NASCAR series in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)
January testing at Daytona International Speedway will start a week later in 2015, Track President Joie Chitwood announced.
Preseason Thunder featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is scheduled for Jan. 15-16. The stars of NASCAR will be prepping for the prestigious season-opening 57th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22.
The Roar Before The Rolex 24, the three-day test for the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge teams, is scheduled for Jan. 9-11. The season-opening 53rd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will be Jan. 24-25.
“A later starting date for January testing will be more convenient for both teams and fans,” Chitwood said. “Both testing sessions are important opportunities for teams as they prepare for their season-opening events during Budweiser Speedweeks. It’s also an exciting time for fans as they gear up for the start of the new season.”
The Preseason Thunder Fan Fest, the companion event to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing, is scheduled for Thursday night, Jan. 15. Tickets for Preseason Thunder Fan Fest as well as a schedule of driver question-and-answer and autograph sessions will be available at a later date.
During the Roar Before The Rolex 24, Daytona International Speedway will continue the tradition of hosting Scout Days. The one-of-a-kind event blends high-speed sports car action with two nights of camping and scouting activities. Scout Days scheduling and ticket information will be announced at a later date.
The stars of NASCAR return to Daytona International Speedway on July 3-5. Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
You can also catch the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola live from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TNT. The race will also be broadcast on MRN Radio and SiriusXM.
Fans can follow NASCAR and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtag #NASCAR and #COKEZERO400. Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.