MINNEAPOLIS – Jostens, in conjunction with Daytona International Speedway®, announced the starting grid of limited edition memorabilia containing actual track pieces from Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Race fans and collectors now have the rare opportunity to own a piece of America's rich racing history following the historic 2010 repaving of Daytona International Speedway by visiting www.jostens.com/daytona or calling 1.800.839.7125.
From the first race in 1959 to the last 2010 race before the repave, Daytona International Speedway holds more than 50 years of unforgettable racing history. Now enthusiasts and fans can hold on to every legendary Daytona story with a piece of genuine track where racing history happened. The Commemorative Track Collection includes unique one-of-a-kind genuine track pieces. Quantities of these commemorative pieces are limited and available only while supplies last.
Sixteen unique items are available now with more collectibles to be added in the coming weeks. Items available now at www.jostens.com/daytona include:
• Genuine Daytona Track Medallion - With the authentication seal, the medallion is approximately 1¾" round and comes in a protective clear holder.
• Genuine Track Piece of Legendary #3 - The asphalt number is approximately 4"x 5" featuring the official seal of authentication highlighted on a black base.
• Framed Collage with Genuine Track - The collector's DAYTONA® Speedway collage, a genuine piece of track and authentication seal create a stunning ensemble in a beautiful black frame 16" x 16" with multiple mats.
• Limited Edition Genuine Front Stretch Track Surface - Only 1959 one-of-a-kind pieces of top-edge surface asphalt are available from the Front stretch. Each unique top-edge surface piece is approximately 6" x 4" x 1½" displayed on a stunning aluminum and black base.
While there is a limited amount of actual track available, Jostens is producing commemorative products suitable for every Daytona fan and every budget. For a complete listing of genuine track pieces and to sign up for updates on the availability of new pieces, visit www.jostens.com/daytona or call 1.800.839.7125.
Daytona International Speedway, which was built in the late 1950s, has been resurfaced only once previously - in 1978. The Daytona International Speedway’s entire 2.5-mile tri-oval will be repaved, including the skid pads, apron and pit road. Concrete will be used for the pit stalls. The repaving project has a target completion date of January 1, 2011.
Lane Construction, which repaved other ISC race tracks including Talladega Superspeedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and Darlington Raceway, removed the historic track and has been contracted to repave Daytona International Speedway.
Jostens supplies trophies and championship rings for NASCAR-sanctioned series and is the exclusive designer/provider of NASCAR championship rings. Jostens presented Jamie McMurray with a one-of-a-kind Champions Ring following his thrilling triumph in the 2010 DAYTONA 500®. Jostens has created 28 of the 43 NFL Super Bowl rings, including the ring for the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl I victory. Jostens has also designed and produced NBA Finals and World Series championship rings, as well as rings for collegiate sports championships.
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a provider of products, programs and services that help people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievements. The company’s products include school yearbooks and other memory book products, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational and trade publishing segments.