Daytona International Speedway to Celebrate the Rich Legacy of Iconic Event
2-Day & 4-Day Ticket Packages Available; Includes Admission to the Roar Before the Rolex 24
Host of Fun “Around the Clock” Experiences Await Fans in 2022
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 22, 2021) – Tickets are on sale now for the historic 60th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, North America’s most prestigious sports car race. The iconic event, which is the ultimate test of endurance, speed and skill for world-class competition and at the World Center of Racing, will be held on Jan. 29-30, 2022, at Daytona International Speedway to open the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
Practice sessions in all classes kick off the historic week on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 27-28. In addition, Friday’s slate will see the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge to open the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season. The storied “around the clock” Rolex 24 At DAYTONA gets the green flag on Saturday, Jan. 29. Tickets, Camping, Hospitality (including the Rolex 24 Lounge) and other experiences can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
Among the options available are 2- and 4-day admission packages, granting fans access to both the infield and the venue for the Rolex 24 and the Roar Before the 24. 2-day passes are $60 and 4-day passes are $110 and include Garage access. Kids 12 and under are free. Fans in attendance will have access to the ballfield and grid for pre-race ceremonies, including driver introductions and the grid walk.
With 24 hours to explore, fans can take advantage of a host of experiences, including the Open Fan Grid Walk, Autograph Session, Carnival atmosphere at the Boardwalk featuring the traditional Ferris wheel, fireworks show over Lake Lloyd, Heritage Exhibition display, and Garage access. In addition, Daytona International Speedway will pay tribute to noted Rolex 24 Champions, as well as the magnificent machines that carried them to victory, as part of the 60th anniversary celebration.
“The 2022 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA will be a celebration of 60 years of memorable, iconic moments, and the continuation of a rich legacy at The World Center of Racing,” said Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “We are looking forward to hosting fans from across the globe for an unforgettable experience like no other.”
The 2022 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA will again open the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, which currently features competition in five classes: the headlining Daytona Prototype international (DPi), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP2), the new GTD PRO class making its world debut with factory teams and drivers, and GT Daytona (GTD) for customer racing programs.
Like 2021, the track will host back-to-back racing weekends with the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 test sessions on Jan. 21-23 (Friday-Sunday). Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA will also take place on Sunday, Jan. 23. Scout Days, a longtime tradition during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 that didn’t occur earlier this year because of the pandemic, is set to return in January.
The Taste of the 24, held annually on the Saturday evening after the drop of the green flag to the Rolex 24, is once again scheduled with the proceeds benefitting the NASCAR Foundation. It features an unrivalled dining experience featuring local restaurant fare in the Midway Suites as part of the frontstretch seating.
The inaugural Rolex 24 was a three-hour event in 1962, initially known as the Daytona Continental, with Hall of Famer Dan Gurney taking the checkered flag. Held on Daytona’s world-famous 3.56-mile road course, the event has become renowned for annually attracting many of the world’s finest race car drivers – from various racing disciplines – to make history against the world’s best sports car racers.
Historically, drivers from NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1 and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) have joined forces for the chance to win the coveted Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Acura quartet of Filipe Albuquerque, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi and Ricky Taylor are the reigning Rolex 24 At DAYTONA Overall Champions.