$50 donation for two laps of the World Center of Racing Road Course to benefit the NASCAR Foundation’s Children’s Programs
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (January 21, 2021) – The NASCAR Foundation and Daytona International Speedway are teaming up again to bring back the License to Drive event on Monday, January 24 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET.
New this year: participants paying $50 per vehicle will have the opportunity to drive their car for two laps around the iconic 3.56-mile World Center of Racing Road Course and experience what IMSA drivers will have to endure during the Rolex 24. Fans will be guided by a Daytona International Speedway Safety/Pace vehicle.
“We are excited to bring back this fundraiser event that has become a fan favorite,” said Nichole Krieger, executive director of the NASCAR Foundation. “The support we received from the community last year at our first-ever License to Drive event at Daytona International Speedway has been incredible and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to The World Center of Racing.”
The License to Drive event allows guests to drive their street-legal vehicles around the historic site at a speed of 55 mph. There is no passing. All participants must remain in their vehicle at all times.
Drivers must have a valid driver’s license. Each vehicle must be equipped with adequate seat belts for all passengers. Vehicles deemed unsafe by DIS personnel will not be allowed on the track surface. No motorcycles, RVs or tractor trailers are allowed.
Fans can register online at www.NASCARfoundation.org/drive. On-site registration is also available on Lot 6 on the day of the event, starting at 2pm. Access to the area is at Gate 70 at Midway Avenue.
Since its inception in 2006, the NASCAR Foundation has raised more than $41 million and helped more than 1.5 million children in need. The License to Drive event will continue these efforts, with all proceeds from the day’s activities benefiting the Foundation’s initiatives aimed at improving the health and well-being of children in both Daytona Beach and at race markets in the whole country.
About the NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc. (NASCAR) founded the NASCAR Foundation in January 2006 to support initiatives that positively impact the lives of children in the United States. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit works with medical experts and other charitable organizations to fund children’s health programs. The NASCAR Foundation has donated a total of nearly $41 million to reach more than 1.5 million children. For more information about the NASCAR Foundation, visit NASCARfoundation.org. Follow The NASCAR Foundation on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NASCARFoundation or on Twitter at @NASCAR_FDN.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the prestigious Sports Business Journal’s Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is home to The Great American Race – the DAYTONA 500. Although the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event draws the most attention – as well as the largest motorsport crowd – the 500-acre motorsport complex, also known as the World Center of Racing, has the most diverse racing schedule in the world. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway site is also used extensively for events such as concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training. The iconic venue will host a host of motorsport events in early 2022, starting with AHRMA Classic Motofest and the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA in January, and the 64e DAYTONA 500, which will debut the first points race for NASCAR’s “Next Gen” car in February as part of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth. The traditional 81st Annual Bike Week At DAYTONA returns in March, with DAYTONA Supercross and the DAYTONA 200, and in May with the Heroes Honor Festival. Later in the summer, over the Independence Day weekend, the track, in partnership with Torneos, will host the football feast before the NASCAR Cup Series returns for the final race of the regular season with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on August 27.