Daytona International Speedway

Top choice stadium in Daytona Beach

The Holy Grail of raceways has a diverse race schedule. Ticket prices skyrocket for good seats at big races, headlined by the Daytona 500 in February. It's worth wandering the massive stands for free on non-race days. First-come, first-served tram tours take in the track, pits and behind-the-scenes areas, while all-access tours give you a glimpse of media rooms and pit stalls.

The 30-minute Speedway Tour (adult/child $18/12; 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 4pm) covers the basics. Die-hard rev heads may wish to up the ante with the hour-long All Access Tour (adult/child $25/19; hourly 10am to 3pm) or three-hour VIP Tour ($52 1pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday); the last covers everything NASCAR from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. Real fanatics can indulge in the Richard Petty Driving Experience, where you can either ride shotgun around the track or take a day to become the driver.

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