Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Preseason Thunder returns to Daytona in January 2014

   Preseason Thunder, the annual NASCAR testing session at Daytona International Speedway featuring the Sprint Cup Series, will expand in 2014 with the addition of test dates for both the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series.

   NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will test on Jan. 9 and 10. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will test on Jan. 11 and 12. The Camping World Truck Series will wrap up Preseason Thunder on Jan. 13 and 14. It' s the first time since 2008 that the Nationwide and Truck series teams have participated in January testing sessions at Daytona.

   All test sessions are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET each day, weather permitting. Each session includes a one-hour lunch break starting at noon.

   The Preseason Thunder Fan Fests, the companion events to the January testing sessions in the Sprint FANZONE, are scheduled on Thursday night, Jan. 9 for the Sprint Cup Series and Saturday night, Jan. 11 for the Nationwide Series.

   Fans can watch testing at no cost from a section of the Oldfield Grandstands. Tickets for Preseason Thunder Fan Fest for the Sprint Cup Series, which include the autograph session wristbands, will be available for purchase by calling (800) PIT-SHOP on Monday, Nov. 18 beginning at 9 a.m. Visit for more information.