Daytona International Speedway is the place to be Feb. 11, 2018 for the year’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. The Advance Auto Parts Clash (known as “The Clash”) is a 75- lap exhibition race in its 39th year that begins with the Coors Light Pole Award qualifying for the 60th Annual Daytona 500. The race is broken into two segments, a 25-lap start that culminates into a 50-lap final segment.
The race features an exclusive field of drivers who were 2017 Coors Light Pole Award winners, former Clash race winners, drivers who qualified for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, and former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2017.
With their extensive fan zone experience, free Wi-Fi and free entrance for race fans ages 12 and under, Daytona International Speedway is an ideal event for the whole family. The University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) Fanzone provides fans access to pre-race ceremonies, NASCAR garages, driver introductions, the chance to sign the start/finish line and attend special autograph sessions, among other exciting activities.
Don’t miss a visit to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, part of the Daytona International Speedway. Highlights here include Bobby Rahal’s Indy car, a Bill Elliott stock car, Denny Hamlin’s 2016 Daytona 500 winning car, as well as many other displays honoring all forms of motorsports.
While you’re in town for The Clash, make sure to take time to visit the many other attractions the Daytona Beach area has to offer. Housed in a former roller skating rink, Hanksters Hot Rods & Museum in South Daytona showcases restored vintage racers, classic cars, motorcycles and other auto-related memorabilia. If you see a car you like, you can even buy it! Peruse their gift shop for souvenirs or grab a bite in the café.
Located in Ormond Beach, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona is the perfect stop for motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages. The 109,000 square-foot showroom teems with both new and used Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, clothing and brand name accessories.
Of course, the Plaza is conveniently situated near all the best things Daytona Beach has to offer. The Clash will be here before you know it! Book your stay today!