It’s the 10th annual Taste of the 24. That means there’s been 10 years of great food, 10 years of fun and 10 years of exciting non-stop racing. If you haven’t yet been to this unique dining event, here are 10 reasons why you should be at the Taste of the 24 this year.
#1 – Great Food from 24 of Daytona Beach’s finest restaurants
24 of the finest restaurants in Daytona Beach come together to make up the Taste of the 24. There are cuisines that range from Italian to Barbeque to Seafood, as well as places like Kale Café that provide Vegan and Gluten Free options. You’ll be sure to find something that satisfies your cravings. Click here for this year’s list of participating restaurants.
#2 – Rolex 24 At DAYTONA
Celebrate the start of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with North America’s most prestigious sports car race! From sunrise to sunset to sunrise again, witness as both man and machine are pushed to the limit in this twice-around-the-clock marathon, which has welcomed racing legends from across the motorsport’s universe since 1962.
#3 – Help provide healthcare services to kids
All the funds raised go back to The NASCAR Foundation’s programs for children. The NASCAR Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the delivery of medical care to children in our NASCAR communities across the country. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has provided more than $32 million, helping more than 1 million children in need.
#4 – Midway Suites at Daytona International Speedway
Have you been to Daytona International Speedway since the renovation in 2016? If the answer is no, then you’ve been missing out. The state-of-the-art facility is the best place to watch some great racing. The Taste of the 24 takes place in the beautiful Midway Suites right at the start finish line. It’s the perfect spot to grab your tasty treats then head out to the grandstands to watch the Rolex 24.
#5 – Chance to win a Rolex Watch
One guest will win a brand-new Rolex watch at the end of the night! With every adult ticket purchased, you will receive a ticket to enter our Rolex watch raffle. Guests can purchase extra tickets for $25 each in The NASCAR Foundation’s Suite (Suite 228). The Taste of the 24 has a capacity of 2000 guests. That’s a 1 in 2000 chance of winning. That’s pretty good odds to win if you ask me.
#6 – Silent Auction
This will be the second year the Taste of the 24 will feature a silent auction. Guests can check out the unique items and experiences available for bid at The NASCAR Foundation’s suite (Suite 228). More detailed information about the items and experiences available will be released the week before the event.
#7 – Fireworks
Finish off the perfect evening watching the beautiful Fireworks display from the grandstands at the Midway Suites. If you are a fan of fireworks, you do not want to miss this show.
#8 – Competition for Best of Taste
Each year, The NASCAR Foundation challenges the restaurants and sponsors to see who can not only produce the best food but the best suite as well and they don’t disappoint. Each suite is beautifully designed to match the aesthetic of the restaurant inside. We give our four awards: Best of Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert, and Best Overall Suite. The decision is up to you, our beloved guests to decide who they think should win. Make sure you grab a voting slip before you exit. We value your opinion.
#9 – Best Deal in Town
The Taste of the 24 is the best deal in town. For just $110, guests will receive a two day pass to the Rolex 24 for entry on Saturday and Sunday with access to the infield and general admission seating, admission to the Taste of the 24 from 6 PM – 10 PM on Saturday and a chance to win a Rolex watch. This deal is too good to pass up. If you already have tickets to the Rolex 24, don’t fret. We offer Taste only tickets as add on to your incredible weekend at the Rolex 24. Call 386-310-5710 for more information.
#10 – Golden Ticket VIP Access
Are you or your company looking to sponsor the Taste of the 24? We have sponsorship opportunities available! New this year, all sponsors will receive a "Golden Ticket" which gives them early entry to the event with a pre-reception at The NASCAR Foundation’s suite (Suite 228). Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.
Have you been convinced to get your tickets to the Taste of the 24? Visit NASCARfoundation.org/Taste24 or call 386-310-5710 to buy your tickets. Taste of the 24 makes the perfect gift so be sure to get your tickets early to secure your spot and put a smile on a loved one face this Holiday Season.