Daytona International Speedway has revealed that grandstand tickets for the Daytona 500 have sold out.

Speedway president Robin Braig told during the Rolex 24 last month that 2009 looked set to be the first time the race would fail to sell-out, with fans feeling the pinch of the global economic slump.

However, having dropped ticket prices from $99 down to $55 and implemented a new scheme that allows fans to pay off their ticket price in instalments, grandstand tickets have now gone for the 51st running of the biggest race on the NASCAR schedule.

"NASCAR fans remain the most loyal and passionate in sports and we're proud to host a full house for this year's Daytona 500," Braig said. "These are tough and challenging times but the fans have responded overwhelmingly.

"We appreciate their support and look forward to hosting another history-making event that showcases the excitement and pageantry of 'The Great American Race'."

While grandstand seats have sold out, tickets for infield viewing are still available.



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