Daytona International Speedway’s annual Preseason Thunder test session, will expand in 2014 to include all three NASCAR national series – the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.
The Sprint Cup Series visits for two days – and four sessions – of on-track activity on Thursday and Friday, January 9th and 10th, followed by Nationwide Series testing on Saturday and Sunday, January 11th and 12th and Camping World Truck Series testing on Monday and Tuesday, January 13th and 14th. All test sessions are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon ET and from 1 to 5 p.m. ET. Fans can watch each day’s testing at no cost from a section of the Oldfield Grandstands on the Speedway’s frontstretch.
“Preseason Thunder at Daytona offers teams an opportunity to prepare for one of the most important race weekends of the season,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. “Races at Daytona International Speedway are unique to NASCAR competition, and Preseason Thunder will not only give all three of our national series an opportunity to test, but will allow us to settle upon a rules package that will benefit our teams and provide the best on-track action for our fans.”
“We’re looking forward to hosting all three of NASCAR’s national touring series for Preseason Thunder,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “Having the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series teams join the stars of the Sprint Cup Series in testing the high banks will ignite plenty of excitement for the start of the new NASCAR season.”
NASCAR and the Speedway also announced the return of Preseason Thunder Fan Fest, an event featuring driver question-and-answer opportunities, autograph sessions and more. The Preseason Thunder Fan Fests are scheduled on Thursday night, January 9th for the Sprint Cup Series and Saturday night, January 11th for the Nationwide Series. The schedule of driver question-and-answer and autograph sessions will be finalized closer to the event.
Tickets for Preseason Thunder, which include the autograph session wristbands, will be available for purchase on Monday, November 18th by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Get more information about the upcoming 2014 season at Daytona at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
Information and quotes in this piece provided by NASCAR.
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