DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — HHP/Rusty Jarrett photo — January testing at Daytona Int’l Speedway will start a week later in 2015, Track President Joie Chitwood announced.
The Roar Before The Rolex 24, the critical three-day test for the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge teams, is scheduled for Jan. 9-11. The season-opening 53rd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will be on Jan. 24-25.
Preseason Thunder featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is scheduled for Jan. 15-16. The stars of NASCAR will be prepping for the prestigious season-opening 57th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22.
“A later starting date for January testing will be more convenient for both teams and fans,” Chitwood said. “Both testing sessions are important opportunities for teams as they prepare for their season-opening events during Budweiser Speedweeks. It’s also an exciting time for fans as they gear up for the start of the new season.”
The Preseason Thunder Fan Fest, the companion event to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing, is scheduled on Thursday night, Jan. 15. Tickets for Preseason Thunder Fan Fest as well as a schedule of driver question-and-answer and autograph sessions will be available at a later date.
During the Roar Before The Rolex 24, Daytona Int’l Speedway will continue the tradition of hosting Scout Days. The one-of-a-kind event blends high-speed sports car action with two nights of camping and scouting activities. Scout Days scheduling and ticket information will be announced at a later date.