Couples Race to the Altar With NASCAR Nuptials at Daytona 500

Some couples found love in the fast lane on Valentine's Day by getting married at NASCAR's Daytona 500 in Daytona, Fla.

Couples who wanted to get hitched and see the race said their vows in front of thousands of fans at a NASCAR-themed ceremony during pre-race festivities Saturday afternoon. The race itself will take place on Sunday.

Bryan Willey raced to the altar with fiancee Stacee Kennedy, along with 30 other couples, in victory lane at the Daytona International Speedway.

"We had this great opportunity to come out here and go to the race," Willey told FOX News. "Then I was looking online and it said you could get married here, so I said, 'Honey, let's get married at the racetrack.' And she was like, 'Yes, let's do it.'"

Kennedy said she met Willey in grade school.

"He walked me home every day from school about a mile out of his way," she said. "I moved away and we both got married and had children, and then about two years ago we found each other again on MySpace."

The couple exchanged rings – permanently – with matching tattoos on their ring fingers before even heading to the raceway.

"I told her I was going to tattoo her finger so it would never come off and she would never leave me," Willey said.

FOX News' Rick Reichmuth contributed to this report.