Motorists should expect additional traffic in the Daytona Beach area Thursday through Sunday as hundreds of thousands of race fans make their way to Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks.
In addition to Sunday's DAYTONA 500, the Speedway will host major events featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series on Thursday, Friday and Saturday—all expected to draw large crowds to the area. Travelers should be prepared for increased congestion on I-4 and I-95 in Volusia County.
Real-Time Traffic Updates
FDOT encourages race fans and travelers in the area to check the Florida 511 Traveler Information System prior to hitting the road to stay up-to-date on crashes, congestion, construction and more. The 511 system provides information on all of Florida's interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, including those near the Speedway, such as I-4 and I-95.
There are four convenient ways for travelers to receive traffic updates, including:
During peak Speedweeks traffic, FDOT suggests travelers not traveling to the Daytona Beach area consider using S.R. 44 as detour if traveling on I-95 northbound to I-4 or I-4 eastbound to I-95 southbound.
Daytona International Speedway offers fans free parking and park-and-ride service to and from the Speedway before and after the events. To access the free parking lots, fans are encouraged to take the following exits:
Detailed directions to parking are available at DAYTONA500.com.