, (March 18, 2008)
-- For the sixth straight year, historic Daytona International Speedway has been awarded the Welcome Mat from The Good Sam Club for hosting the most RV friendly NASCAR event – the Daytona 500.
The Good Sam Club, the world's largest membership organization of RV owners, introduced their Welcome Mat Awards to recognize RV-friendly businesses for their customer service and commitment to the recreation vehicle lifestyle. More than one million RV owners were eligible to vote for businesses and events that go out of the way to recognize the needs of RV owners.
“We’re honored be recognized by The Good Sam Club and receive this Welcome Mat for the sixth straight year,” Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. “We’re proud of the wide variety of specialty vehicle packages that offer race fans first-class amenities as well as breath-taking viewing spots of all the action at ‘The World Center of Racing.’ “
The Daytona 500, which celebrated its 50th running in February, kicks off the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and is the circuit's biggest, richest and most prestigious race of the year. In 2009, the 51st annual Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 15.
Daytona International Speedway offers a wide-variety of specialty vehicle packages that offer prime viewing spots for all of the racing at the legendary motorsports facility. Among the specialty vehicle packages are the Lake Lloyd Premium (infield along the banks of Lake Lloyd), Yellow Specialty Vehicle Parking (Infield, Turns 1 and 2), Green (Infield, Turn 4), Orange Reserved Car Parking (Infield, Turns 3 and 4) and West Lot (Outside Turns 1 and 2, not for viewing).
The next opportunity for specialty vehicle owners to enjoy the exciting racing at historic Daytona International Speedway is during the July 3-July 5 Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, which includes the 50th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the seventh annual Winn Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Brumos Porsche 250 Rolex Sports Car Series race.