Site launches as 50th running of "The Great American Race" nears

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Race fans looking to get their Daytona 500 "fix" prior to the historic 50th running of "The Great American Race" scheduled for Feb. 17, 2008, can visit the preeminent on-line destination for news, history and background on the most anticipated event in racing history.

At, the Official Site of the Daytona 500, race fans can access a comprehensive, user-friendly website with the latest innovative technology, allowing fans to view exclusive and historical content, videos, photos, audio as well as downloading screensavers and wallpapers and other multimedia elements.

"The new site offers race fans the opportunity, through interactive and multimedia elements, to experience the history, prestige, and tradition of NASCAR's premier event - the Daytona 500," said Robin Braig, Daytona International Speedway President. "The site relives the history and pageantry behind one of the premier events in sports entertainment."

Branded in collaboration with the momentous 50th running, the site utilizes the resources of the Speedway's Motorsports Archives Department, opening a vault to the storied past of "The Great American Race."

From vintage race audio, video, photographs and interviews to trivia games and screensavers, race fans can relive past memories of the "Top 5 Greatest Finishes," "Victory Lane Moments," and "The Daytona 500 Virtual Museum." Find out what 1967 Daytona 500 Champion Mario Andretti remembers about his win; what 1972 Champion A.J Foyt recalls about his historic trip to Victory Lane and how "huge" it was for 1989 winner Darrell Waltrip to capture motorsports most prestigious victory.

The unique site will be continually updated as a resource for everything Daytona 500-related.

"What a great opportunity for fans to get a glimpse of the incredible, unexpected, stunning and unforgettable moments that have set the national stage for next year's historic Daytona 500," added Braig. "Every champion, every record and every result from past 500's are a simple click away. If you don't visit this site, then you aren't a real race fan."

Tickets to the 50th running of the DAYTONA 500 are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for ticket information, visit