For the first time ever in 54 years, the Daytona 500 was postponed due to inclement weather and many ticket holders are wondering about refunds and exchanges for their tickets to the race.
The Daytona 500 was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida but has been postponed until Monday night at 7 p.m. EST because of rain.
However tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, according to the Daytona International Speedway's Web site.
All Sales Final - No Refunds - No Exchanges, the Web site said. The date and time of the Event(s) listed are subject to change by Daytona International Speedway and/or the sanctioning body of the particular Event. Holder assumes responsibility for verifying the dates and times of the Event(s) prior to travel or other arrangements in connection with the Event(s).
NASCAR event tickers are typically never eligible for refunds or exchanges. However, Northside Tickets said if the race is completely cancelled, refunds could be a possibility.
All Daytona 500 sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be honored, the Web site said. In the event that a Daytona 500 event cancels a refund will be given. If a new date is scheduled there will be no refunds. Usually the event will reschedule and your tickets will be good for the new date. If an event cancels 30 days will be given before refunds begin to see if a new date is announced. If no new Daytona 500 event is rescheduled a full refund at this point is given.
The Web site suggests that further inquiries should contact 281-447-1579.
The only time an exception has ever been granted was in 2011 for the inaugural NASCAR Spring Cup at Kentucky Motor Speedway when over 20,000 ticket holders couldn't attended due to traffic and limited parking. Those affected were granted tickets to another event, according to Yahoo Sports.
However, insurance benefits are offered with tickets purchased through the event, which offers a 100% refund ticket price in the event of an emergency or a postponement for under $10.
NASCAR officials have scheduled the Daytona 500 race to begin Monday at 7 p.m. EST on Fox.