Daytona International Speedway hosts hiring events ahead of August races

First event kicks off Thursday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona International Speedway is hosting one of five hiring events starting Thursday for the Wawa 250 and Coke Zero Sugar 400 races at the end of August.

The event on Thursday, July 29, will take place inside the facility starting at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m.

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The Coke Zero Sugar 400, the regular-season finale in the NASCAR Cup Series, will open at 100% capacity for the race on Aug. 28, as of the last update provided in May. The Wawa 350 will take place the day before on Aug. 27.

The speedway is hosting other hiring events on the following days:

  • Saturday, July 31, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 5, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 7, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 9, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Over 100,000 fans will fill the seats for the Coke Zero Sugar 400. The speedway announced that all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted for the race, but Dan Pearson, senior manager of guest services for the speedway, said they’re monitoring the current situation.

“Management will be working with the CDC as well as the state to try to figure out if there’s something that needs to be done,” he said.

According to the speedway’s website, the hiring events seek to fill the positions of ticket takers, ushers, information booths, tram drivers (commercial driver’s license required) and ADA drivers.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.