DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., -- Daytona 500 Experience, “The Official Attraction of NASCAR,” will be the first venue to host Women In The Winner’s Circle, a traveling exhibit that recognizes the past history, the growing achievements and the future growth of women in racing.
The announcement was made on Thursday at the seventh annual Women in the Winner’s Circle Awards Ceremony at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The exhibit will make its debut at the 60,000-square foot attraction located just outside of Turn 4 at Daytona International Speedway beginning in January 2010 and will be on display for a limited time through March 2010. The exhibition is organized by The Henry Ford in collaboration with automobile racing legend Lyn St. James and the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation.
“We’re very excited to be the first venue to host this unique exhibit,” said Kim Isemann, General Manager of Daytona 500 Experience. “The Women in the Winner’s Circle exhibit is a great addition to Daytona 500 Experience and we’re looking forward to showcasing the racing careers of these women who were great pioneers of motorsports.”
The Women in the Winner’s Circle exhibition will engage viewers and inform them about the history of women in motorsports while raising awareness of the growing women’s presence and leadership in the sport. The exhibition will be visual and informational and include graphic panels, video, photographs and memorabilia.
Following its debut at Daytona 500 Experience, the Women in the Winner’s Circle exhibit will travel to approximately 10 American venues.
Currently, Daytona 500 Experience is showcasing the “Tribute To The King” exhibit through Dec. 31 which honors the career of Richard Petty and the entire Petty racing family.
Daytona 500 Experience: The Daytona 500 Experience, “The Official Attraction Of NASCAR,” is a high-energy experience designed to appeal to both hard-core race fans and casual observers. Wall-to-wall activities, challenging thrills and one-of-a-kind sights pack the Ultimate Motorsports Attraction. Included inside the attraction is the Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre, the 16-Second Pit Stop Challenge, three racing simulators and the winning Daytona 500 car.
Tickets for The Daytona 500 Experience, which includes admission to the attraction as well as the Speedway tour, are $24 plus tax for adults, $19 plus tax for seniors 60 and over and children age 6-12. Children under six are free. For more information on the attraction, visit www.DAYTONA500EXPERIENCE.com or call Guest Services at (386) 681-6530.
The Henry Ford, located in Dearborn, Michigan, was founded in 1929 by automotive pioneer Henry Ford. This history destination includes Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford IMAX® Theatre, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Ford Rouge Factory Tour. The Henry Ford, America’s Greatest History Attraction, is the history destination that brings the American experience to life. For more information, visit www.TheHenryFord.org.
Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization dedicated to professional development for talented, up-and-coming young women race car drivers and encourages women to pursue opportunities in automotive fields. Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation conducts two primary programs: the Driver Development Academy and Project Podium.