Come See the Daytona 500 At The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

Come See the Daytona 500 At The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

UPDATE: The Daytona 500 will still be on the big screen at The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame when the green flag drops. 

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

415 Highway 53 East

Dawsonville, GA 30534

(706) 216-RACE (7223) 

Dawsonville, Ga. – The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, GA, is inviting race fans to come enjoy the Daytona 500 with them this weekend.

On Sunday, Feb. 26, the GRHOF will have Sunday’s running of the Daytona 500 on the big screen for fans and friends at the Hall of Fame.  An invite to the 500 watching party is included with the purchase of any ticket to tour the Hall on that day.

Fans can also see a special display featuring two Georgia Daytona winners.  The display will include the 1987 Daytona 500 winning car of Bill Elliott, which is also the car that set the all-time stock car speed record at Daytona, with lap in excess of 210 mph.  Also on display will be Gober Sosebee’s Daytona Beach winning car, which is one of the only winning cars on the beach to still survive in race trim today (right down to the original tires the car traveled down the beach on).  Sosebee’s Ford set the all time NASCAR speed record on the beach in 1949, serving as the perfect car to view with Elliott’s record setting Ford.

To top it all off, the display will also include several of the trophies won at Daytona over the years that are currently housed at the Hall of Fame, including both of Elliott’s Daytona 500 winning trophies and Sosebee’s 1950 winning trophy from the beach.

There will also be a concession stand open to take care of your hunger and thirst needs as you watch the drivers duke it out on the Daytona high banks.

It’s a chance to see racing history, and to watch racing history being made at the same time.

The GRHOF Daytona watching party kicks off when the doors open at 10 am Sunday morning at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, located inside the Dawsonville Municipal Complex in Dawsonville, Georgia.  Ticket prices are Adults $4, Seniors $3, and Child (7-13) $2.  Children 6-under are free.

For more information or for directions to the Hall of Fame, call the Hall of Fame at (706) 216-RACE (7223) or go online to

About the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame – The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame is owned by Dawsonville History Museum, INC.  The Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 2002, and became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2010.  The museum, recognized by the state legislature as the official home of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, recognizes prominent members of Georgia’s racing heritage.  The Hall of Fame also plays host to other events saluting the state’s racing history, including the annual Lakewood Speedway reunion.  The Hall of Fame and Museum are housed in the Dawsonville City Municipal Complex just outside of downtown Dawsonville, Georgia on Hwy. 53.  The museum is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday 12 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Holiday and Summer hours vary.  For more information, call (706)216-RACE (7223) or go online