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Old 7th July 2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Daytona International Speedway

When we were over in April we took a run through to Daytona for the day and rather than just heading straight for the beach we decided to visit the Speedway Track.

Now we are not big fans of motor racing so was not expecting much from the $22 each entry for the 1hr 30 all access tour. We did not need to book in advance just turn up and pay your money.

Usual American style no walking involved straight onto open air trams (similar to what you get at Disney to take you from car park to main gate).

Well we could not have been more impressed. Our guide who had worked there for years had plenty to tell us. We were taken round the outside of the stands, in through a tunnel and straight into the centre of the track. We were able to get up close with the pit areas, victory lane and even into the drivers briefing room.

A track day was running so at any time two or three cars were going round the track which gave you an idea of the noise and the slope of the track.

We were then taken inside the grand stand and up to the top floor were the TV and press commenters are based on race day and at that point you get a really idea of the scale of the track....massive!

The tour was billed as 1 hour 30 but it must have been nearer to 2 hours which we felt was great value for money.

Once the tour was over we were free to head into the grandstands and watch the cars for as long as we wanted.

A great day out that we would recommend to anybody.
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