Friday’s Fan Guide For Daytona Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla — It’s the third day of the 2023 edition of Daytona Speedweeks. If you’re in or around Volusia County on Friday, here’s what to expect over at the track with the featured event being the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season opener under the lights (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

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11 am: Midway Opens

11:45 am: Chase Purdy and Jack Wood (Chevrolet Display)

12 pm: Nick Sanchez (Chevrolet Display)

12:15 pm: Grant Enfinger, Rajah Caruth and Daniel Dye (Chevrolet Display)

12:30 pm: Blaine Perkins (NASCAR Kids Zone)

12:45 pm: Gray Gaulding (NASCAR Kids Zone)

12:45 pm: Matt DiBenedetto (Chevrolet Display)

1 pm: Gates Open

1 pm: UNOH Fan Zone Opens

1 pm: Stewart Friesen (Craftsman Display)

1 pm: Christian Eckes, Jake Garcia (Chevrolet Display)

1:15 pm: Tanner Gray, Toni Breidinger (Toyota Display)

1:30 pm: ARCA Qualifying

2:45 pm: Tanner Gray, Toni Breidinger (Toyota Display)

3 pm: Camper Cornhole champions vs. Noah Gragson/Erik Jones (Fresh From Florida Fan Zone Stage)

3 pm: Sheldon Creed Q&A (Midway NASCAR Experience)

3 pm: Truck Series Qualifying

3:15 pm: Daniel Hemric Q&A (NASCAR Experience)

3:45 pm: Cody Ware Q&A (Fresh From Florida Fan Zone Stage)

4 pm: Daniel Suarez Q&A (Fresh From Florida Fan Zone Stage)

4:35 pm: NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice

5 pm: Matt DiBenedetto Q&A (Fresh From Florida Fan Zone Stage)

5:15 pm: Julia Landauer Q&A (NASCAR Experience)

5:35 pm: NASCAR Cup Series Practice

6:45 pm: Crossover Gates Open (A,D,E,H Fan Zone)

6:55 pm: Truck Series Driver Intros

7:30 pm: NextEra Energy 250 (100 Laps, 250 Miles)


The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series gets the season started at DAYTONA with a thrilling race that comes down to the final laps! Be here for the action of one of DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth’s most thrilling races, the NextEra Energy 250!

General admission tickets for all the on-track action on Friday are $49, with reserved seating starting at $80. Tickets for kids 12 and under in general admission and the UNOH Fanzone are FREE!

Buy tickets here


Trackside Parking – Lot 4

Car parking is available for purchase in Lot 4, located outside the Turn 4 tunnel. Lot 4 is not in the infield and separate admission is required to access the infield and frontstretch seating. Space in Lot 4 is limited so order early.

Buy parking here

Free Parking – Friday

Free parking for Friday February 17, will be available in Lot 3 at One Daytona and available in Lot 7.


Low to mid 80’s during the day, low 70s at night. 5-13% chance of rain.

Sunset: 6:15 pm

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