Lights! Camera! Stock! NASCAR Track app to introduce a trivia game and allow fans to be part of the light show during Saturday’s “Last Chance to Compete in the NASCAR Playoffs” Coke Zero Sugar 400
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 22, 2022) – As the Coke Zero Sugar 400 and Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola races at Daytona International Speedway take place this weekend under the lights, fans young and old will have a lot – and we mean a LOT – to do all throughout the days and nights – including lots of fun via the new NASCAR app – for a “world-class” experience like no other.
The track’s Midway, located outside the front stretch of the track (parallel to International Speedway Blvd.), will be a host of fun and exciting interactive activities for families, starting at noon on Friday and Saturday, leading to the two big races – the Wawa 250 (7:30 p.m. Friday) and Coke Zero Sugar 400 (7:00 p.m. Saturday), the “last chance” race to make the NASCAR Cup playoffs.
The Midway will be a full house, with 50 exhibits and activations to attract longtime fans, as well as newcomers to the sport of NASCAR and the World Center of Racing, while enjoying multiple performances among the multitude of fan experiences.
Before the Battle of the NASCAR Warriors or the final playoff spot, there will be plenty of fun things not to miss, which can be found at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Here are Cliffs’ ratings of this formidable list (which includes the Midway and Frontstretch stands):
- So much to do! Some of the 50 interactive screens include a host of Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR business partners, as well as a NASCAR Kids Zone, NASCAR Team Merchandise Haulers, the Coca-Cola eNASCAR Gaming Display, NASCAR Race Cars, the ax throwing, cartoon artists, Car Corral, local dance companies and martial arts academies at the FEVO Group Performance Stage, the internationally acclaimed XPOGO stunt team, the popular Trackside Live Stage presented by Race for the championshipand much more.
- The live trackside stage presented by Race for the championship brings guests a live show filled with Q&As, concerts, performances and more. This will be the site of appearances by several NASCAR drivers and dignitaries for fan Q&A sessions. Friday’s list includes riders Austin Hill, Alex Labbe and Landon Cassill while Saturday features the latest Series One winner, Kyle Larson, as well as Tyler Reddick, Ty Gibbs, William Byron and seven-time DAYTONA 500 champion Richard Petty.
- Musical acts slated for the Midway include Stereo FM, 95 South, Blue Stone Circle, country singer Celeste Kellogg and country singer and lifelong NASCAR fan Tim Dugger.
- Lights! Camera! Stock! Fans are encouraged to download the NASCAR Tracks app to be part of their own show with the #LightUpDAYTONA Following the Friday and Saturday order, as well as during the 2n/a stage break in the Coke Zero Sugar 400, fans will be asked to hold their phone with the camera facing the track. The app’s functions will then turn on the phone’s camera flashlights, creating a light show that flashes to the beat of the music and video playing on the track. NASCAR-themed trivia will also be available through the Tracks app, where fans can test their knowledge of all things stock car racing every hour (4) before pre-race for both days.
- To participate, fans simply download the NASCAR Tracks app from their app store before heading to the race (once in the app and under Daytona International Speedway, select “light show” and allow microphone access /camera). The Speedway PA announcer will prompt fans to open the app, and inaudible triggers will take over, pulsing flashlights and LED screens on fans’ smartphones in sync with the beat of the music. Light show technology doesn’t require cell service, Bluetooth, or a Wi-Fi connection. Fans can keep the app open after the light show so they don’t miss the chance to take a selfie synced to the frame of their choice. Alongside the light show, fans will take part in a series of interactive quizzes, competing with friends, family and other fans for the chance to win a prize.
- Unveiling of the Walk of Fame! As is tradition, a concrete block that will feature the handprint, footprint and signature of the DAYTONA 500 Champion – 2022 Champion Austin Cindric – will be unveiled at the DAYTONA 500 Champion’s Walk of Fame in front of the Ticket and Tours Building Friday track (August 26). Fans can attend the unveiling and see Cindric, as well as Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher, at the official ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Racing in his No. 2 Penske Ford team. Cindric will join a host of other DAYTONA 500 champions whose names are on the Walk of Fame.
- Fireworks Celebration! Fans should also stick around for the big festive fireworks display that immediately follows Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400, just before the winner heads to Ruoff Mortgage Victory Lane.
Entering the Coke Zero Sugar 400, 15 drivers earned a spot in the 16-driver NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The man on the bubble defends Coke Zero Sugar 400 winner Ryan Blaney, who sits third in the Championship points standings but is yet to win so far in 2022. He currently holds a 25-point advantage on Martin Truex, Jr. for the final Playoff spot. However, if a non-winning driver in 2022 is victorious, that driver will take the final position of the Playoffs.
To locate Daytona International Speedway cards, or for more ticket information, including on-field Fanzone passes for the upcoming race weekend, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
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