DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2009) – Daytona International Speedway, RVers and NASCAR continue to be an award-winning combination.

For the seventh 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 seventh straight year,” Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. “We’re proud to be consistently rated No. 1 in this category. We take enormous pride in offering race fans top notch amenities as well as unparalleled viewing spots of all the NASCAR action at ‘The World Center of Racing.’ “

The Daytona 500, which was won earlier this year by Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth, kicks off the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and is the circuit's biggest, richest and most prestigious race of the year. In 2010, the 52nd annual Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 14 and tickets and RV packages will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, May 16.

Daytona International Speedway offers a wide-variety of RV packages that offer prime viewing spots for all of the racing at the legendary motorsports facility. Among the RV packages are the Lake Lloyd Premium (infield along the banks of Lake Lloyd), Red RV (center of the infield, near Lake Lloyd), Yellow RV 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 RV owners to enjoy exciting NASCAR racing at historic Daytona International Speedway is during the July 2-July 4 Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, which includes the 51st annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the eighth annual Daytona 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Brumos Porsche 250 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race.

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