The Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend returns to Daytona International Speedway, July 5-7, providing racing fans with an opportunity to come together to celebrate the Independence Day holiday while watching their favorite drivers battle under the lights for a prestigious DAYTONA win.
While I’m working hard to bring you news and reviews of things happening around Orlando and its surroundings, there are some other great blogs out there who are doing the same.
So here are some recent posts that you might enjoy reading:
Several reviews and photo galleries of last night’s Orlando Food Truck Bazaar courtesy of Tasty Chomps, The Taco Lady and WESH Channel 2.
The Orlando Weekly takes in the Thornton Park 3rd Thursday Art Walk.
The Daily Disney says all clues point towards a new expansion at Disney’s Grand Floridian, possibly for a DVC project.
Scott Joseph gives the Korean BBQ Taco Box a culinary spin.
Meet one of Central Florida’s newest wineries via the Orlando Sentinel.
For those who prefers brews to vino, Your Beer Network visits the Cricketers Arms at Festival Bay. I heard they’re moving soon, though.
WESH has photos and video of the new Disney Pavilion at the Florida Hospital. It looks nice for the kids.
Finally, it’s back to the Orlando Weekly for their rundown of the city’s current food truck scene.
Have you written something about Orlando online, or have you read something worth sharing? Drop us a note with the link and we could share it here next week.
Every year, one of NASCAR’s most prestigious races is held just a two-hour drive from Orlando – the Daytona 500.
Held at the Daytona International Speedway, the “500” refers to the fact that the drivers have to race for 500 miles to the finish line.
That’s a lot of left turns.
This year’s event takes place on February 20, 2011, and not only will it bring in thousands of NASCAR fans to Central Florida, but it will be broadcast on the Fox Network to millions of viewers. It’s also going to be the first Daytona 500 to race on the newly repaved track.
It is the culmination of Speed Weeks that includes today’s Budweiser Shootout, and in between now and next Sunday’s big race, there are smaller races, driver meet-and-greets, live music, and more.
Individual tickets range from $55 to $189, with packages starting at $294 and going up to $1885. There is also a pre-show concert with country superstar Brad Paisley with VIP tickets (including a Daytona 500 ticket, Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race access and VIP area access) going for $154.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the official website of the Daytona 500.