Daytona Open for Everyone’s online version of the Daytona 500 is due to be staged on February 19th, and you can take part.

A PC, a broadband connection and a love for motorsport is all that’s needed to head over to and sign up for the event. has taken off in a massive fashion since it’ inception only a few years ago, and the director of marketing, Kevin Bobbitt was keen to point out the extremely close ties that the online racing simulator enjoys with the real-life motorsport community.

“Almost a dozen of the drivers who are expected to start the real-world Daytona 500 are members”, Bobbitt said, adding that the NASCAR drivers amongst them will probably be somewhat side tracked from the online event that weekend, “These guys probably are going to be otherwise occupied”

Each and every competitor in the online 500 will receive $5 in iRacing credit, and adding to the attraction of the online spectacle is the fact that is offering a special Daytona 500 $15.00 promotion, which includes everything necessary to try your hand at the iRacing Daytona 500, comprising a one-month membership to iRacing, the Daytona International Speedway and the NASCAR Sprint Cup car.

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