DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Fans hoping to attend the Daytona 500 are out of luck as the event is sold out, from grandstand seats to the RV parking lot. Track officials expect up to 130,000 people at the track on Sunday.
There are hundreds of different places from which you can watch the race at Daytona International Speedway, but where is the best place? Fans always have their own opinion on where you should watch the Daytona 500.
“Top row in the stands,” said Atlanta native Perry Venable.
Venable camps in the infield in turns one and two, and despite the better high seat in the stands, he plans to stay in the infield.
“I have everything I need here in the RV to stay in the infield as well,” Venable said.
Venable isn’t kidding when he says he brought it all. He drove his classic Atlanta Cadillac. Currently, it is parked a few feet from the 31-degree bank that makes up Daytona International Speedway.
The classic car he brought is similar to the cars that adorned the High Banks at the time.
“It’s my 46th year coming up. A buddy brought me in in 1977 when I graduated from high school and I’ve been coming ever since,” Venable said.
Like some of the racers on the track, some fans are still new to visiting Daytona.
NASCAR fan Brad Lovey says the perfect place to watch The Great American Race is from his infield campsite, which is point 122.
Lovey stands atop a luxury six-figure motorhome, which he has rented for the weekend.
” It is not like it used to be. It’s glamping, not camping,” Lovey said.
No matter how fans decide to watch the Daytona 500 on Sunday, every seat will be filled. Even Fan Zone tickets are sold out, according to Daytona International Speedway officials.