The 67th running of The Great American Race will take place Feb. 16, 2025 

Daytona International Speedway announced today that next year’s DAYTONA 500 will be held on Feb. 16, 2025. The official date was revealed during the DAYTONA 500 Champion’s Celebration and Lunch with Hendrick Motorsports by Frank Kelleher, Daytona International Speedway President and 2024 DAYTONA 500 champion William Byron.

“Announcing the official date of the 2025 DAYTONA 500 today while honoring William Byron’s monumental victory last week was very special,” said Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “Our loyal fans saw the drivers put on quite the show, and they were on the edge of their seats the entire race. I know that passion and love for the DAYTONA 500 will carry over next year into the 67th running of The Great American Race.”

DIS and Hendrick Motorsports celebrated William Byron’s DAYTONA 500 victory at the Axalta Customer Experience Center in Concord, NC today. Attendees included Frank Kelleher, President, Daytona International Speedway, William Byron, Driver, No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet, Rudy Fugle, Crew Chief, No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet, Rick Hendrick, Owner, Hendrick Motorsports, and Jeff Gordon, Vice Chairman, Hendrick Motorsports. William Byron is also the first Charlotte native ever to win the DAYTONA 500.

Fans are encouraged to sign up for exclusive pre-sale access to the 2025 DAYTONA 500 by logging onto and completing the pre-sale registration form. To receive priority access to seats, camping, and other experiences, fans may place a $25 deposit to jump the line and receive an early purchase link.

NASCAR will also be back at Daytona International Speedway one more time in 2024, for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 weekend on Aug. 23-24, with tickets still available. 

Drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series will tackle the 2.5-mile trioval once again in the Wawa 250 powered by Coca-Cola on Friday, Aug. 23. Then, on Saturday Aug. 24, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to DAYTONA during the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Tickets may be purchased for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 race weekend at


About Daytona International Speedway    

Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of The Great American Race – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the World Center of Racing, boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. Some of the exciting racing events include January’s Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and Roar Before The Rolex 24, February’s DAYTONA 500 and Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth, March’s Bike Week At DAYTONA Presented By Monster Energy, featuring DAYTONA Supercross and the DAYTONA 200, the August Coke Zero Sugar 400 weekend, and much more. The Speedway grounds are also used extensively for other events that include concerts (Welcome to Rockville, Heroes Honor Festival, etc.), sporting events (DAYTONA Soccer Fest, CLASH DAYTONA, etc.) civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.     

About NASCAR  

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 14 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Canada Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in five cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 11 countries and more than 30 U.S. states.  

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Kendall Lambert   

NASCAR Communications