DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - To commemorate the historic 50th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 17, Eliminator Boats, the Official High-Performance Recreational Power Boat of Daytona International Speedway, has constructed a one-of-a-kind custom 50th running of the Daytona 500 boat that is currently on display outside The Daytona 500 Experience motorsports attraction.
The 27-foot Eliminator 50th running of the Daytona 500 boat is complete with custom gel coat graphics incorporating the 50th running of the Daytona 500 logo and colors. The sleek and stylish boat seats six, weighs 4,500 pounds and is powered by an Ilmor Engineering Viper V10 that produces 625 horsepower and 600 torque.
A new tool hull incorporating cutting edge air and hydraulic technologies enables the 50th running of the Daytona 500 Eliminator boat to set record-setting speeds for power to weigh ratios.
The commemorative 50th running of the Daytona 500 boat will be on display at The Daytona 500 Experience in the months leading up to the 50th running of the Daytona 500 and make select appearances at boat shows throughout America.
"Daytona International Speedway is built on history, tradition and speed and Eliminator Boats has captured those elements in this special 50th running of the Daytona 500 boat," Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. "We're proud to have this boat on display in front of The Daytona 500 Experience and race fans will certainly want to check out the boat on Lake Lloyd when they visit for DIRECTV Speedweeks 2008 and the 50th running of the Daytona 500."
NASCAR tickets for the 50th running of the Daytona 500 and other DIRECTV Speedweeks 2008 events are available online at http://www.racetickets.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.