A sizable number of tickets remain available for Sunday's Daytona 500, though most of the seating options are located on the Daytona International Speedway "Superstretch."
As of Thursday morning, the track's ticketing site still showed up to three seats together in Turn 1 (Lockhart Tower) for $110 apiece, as well as up to 18 Superstretch tickets together (in both the Turn 2 Terrace and Lund Tower) ranging from $65-$125 each.
The continued availability of seats just three days before NASCAR's biggest race indicates it may not be a sellout, which could make it safe to try and buy tickets on race day itself. But speedway officials advise fans to buy tickets ahead of time if they plan to come to the race, since the selection of seats may be limited.
If the attendance is down from the estimated 182,000 people who showed up at last year's Daytona 500, it will be blamed at least in part on the two-car drafts which were prevalent at DIS up until this week.
NASCAR fixed the tandem drafting problem after fans expressed their displeasure for that style of racing and told NASCAR they wanted the big packs back.
Officials listened, but the two-car drafts may have discouraged some out-of-state fans from planning an entire trip to Daytona.