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Old 11-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Daytona 500

Have always wanted to attend speedweek in Daytona. I have an opportunity to get pit passes from a local race team and was wondering if anyone has ever stayed in the temp campground outside of turns 3&4. It is called racetrack rv and is actually run by the local KOA. I've got a big unit and was wondering if anyone has stayed there and how they liked it...
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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Interesting thread. I've wondered that myself. From pics, it seems that they pack you in like sardines and dry camping only.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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Dying to read replies. We're big NASCAR fans and always wondered about the tons of RVs we see at races. Were they staff? Were they special? Could anyone with an RV do it?

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:02 AM   #4
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I have not stayed there, but it sure beats dry camping that you have to do at most race tracks. Rv park reviews have decent reviews. I was at Daytona last year for speed weeks and we stayed at Disney and drove over. It was a blast being at Daytona for the first time!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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I have never gone to a race at Daytona ( on bucket list ). I have taken a tour of the track a year ago. I would recommend the tour. They take you around the track on a trolley, and in turn three, they stop and let you walk up the embankment ( if you dare ). The tour is narrated and also stops at victory lane for photo’s. I was told that, a year in advance camping reservation is needed, for local campgrounds.
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I've been going to Daytona for 12 years running now. I stay with a friend of mine in the West Lot in his motor home. If you can do it, it's a great time. Just in the west lot alone there are over 900 camping spaces, used to be more but they did some site improvements prior to this years 500. (Drainage, interior road paving, etc...) There is water available and pump service also. (I believe it's $35) The past couple of years we rented a Johny-On-The-Spot for $80 for the duration of the time you're there. We just put a pad lock on it so no one else uses it. I've been on the grass for driver introductions, drove around the track with a Daytona Beach cop, I'm a retired cop, so we just told him we were law enforcement from NJ and he said, "hop in". That was a blast, it was on a Friday night before they started running the truck races at night. So, with all that said, if you can get there sometime, do it!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:54 PM   #7
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Camping in Daytona

Textman I have had numerous disscussions with campers who have stayed at Daytona and other Nascar tracks and for the most part they tell me it is an experience they wont forget. As Jersey guy stated you have water and you can have your tanks pumped for a fee, the partying can get a little crazy at times but it is something you need to try at least once.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #8
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Getting closer to time to go to Daytona!
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:36 PM   #9
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textman, we got our tickets and spot reserved for Phoenix. Been going there for a few years and absolutely love it. We camp outside the track on property as a group (cant afford infield). I don’t have any experience at Daytona but you will have a hoot! Were gona stay at a VFW in Los Cruces for the Daytona race as we will already be on the road. Takes us 5 days to go from Albuquerque to Phonix. Go Junior!
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This sounds AWESOME! On my flight into Orlando intl airport last month the plane flew right over Daytona Speedway I could actually see cars running on the track it was pretty cool.
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