Tony Stewart will join Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III in painting the start/finish line on the new racing surface of Daytona International Speedway on Thursday afternoon and the event will be streamed live over the web.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet for Stewart Haas Racing, will join Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III in painting the start/finish line on the new racing surface of Daytona International Speedway on Thursday afternoon.
The event will be streamed live over the web at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/stewart
at 3:30 p.m. (EDT).
Stewart has 15 career victories at Daytona International Speedway, which ties him for third with Cale Yarborough on the all-time victory leaders list.
He has won three Coke Zero 400s and has captured the DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race in February five out of the last six years.About the Daytona Repave
: Lane Construction, which repaved other ISC race tracks including Talladega Superspeedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and Darlington Raceway, will use an estimated 50,000 tons of asphalt to repave more than 1.4 million square feet of Daytona International Speedway and has a target completion date of Jan. 1, 2011.
Speedweeks 2011 will kick off with the 49th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race on Jan. 29-30 and conclude with the 53rd annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 20, the prestigious season-opening event to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Race fans can view the progression of the historic repaving project from a section of the Oldfield Grandstands, which will open free to the public. Track tours will also be available through attraction admission to Daytona 500 Experience.
Daytona International Speedway also is posting updates on the project at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/repave
and on its social sites on Twitter (www.twitter.com/DISUpdates
) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/daytonainternationalspeedway
). For fans interested in purchasing pieces of asphalt, they can visit www.jostens.com/Daytona
For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com
or call 1-800-PITSHOP.