Volusia County

Speedweek races into Daytona Beach starting Tuesday, police offer tips to avoid traffic

DAYTON BEACH, Fla. — Thousands of people will descend on Daytona Beach starting Tuesday for Speedweek and the kickoff of the NASCAR racing season.

Presented by Advent Health, Speedweek is happening from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22 and features a series of events that ends with the 64th running of the Daytona 500.

Daytona Beach police are offering recommendations to anyone planning to attend this year’s activities.

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The Daytona Beach Police Department will implement special traffic patterns when needed in order to make sure traffic flows in and out of the Speedway during races or events.

No checkpoints are planned for any events during Speedweeks, police said.

If you’re going to the races, police recommend anyone coming from beachside to use the Seabreeze Bridge and then Mason Avenue/S.R. 430 for quickest access to the Speedway.

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The Main Street and Orange/Silver Beach Avenues bridges are also an option, as is U.S. 92/International Speedway Boulevard, but expect more traffic if you use ISB.

If you’re not going to the races, police recommend avoiding the roads around Daytona International Speedway when possible, especially ISB/U.S. 92.

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You can follow @DBPDTraffic on Twitter for real-time traffic updates.

Police are asking attendees to please follow the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety, including your own.

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