DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway will host the UNOH Battle At The Beach on Feb. 18-19 during Budweiser Speedweeks 2013 and will select a local short track public address announcer to join the announcing team for the inaugural event at the “World Center of Racing.”

Daytona International Speedway is inviting short track fans around the country to nominate their local short track talent to be one of the announcers for the UNOH Battle At The Beach, which will feature two days of racing headlined by three non-points special events: the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified tours and the Late Model division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Nominators need to provide their information, contact information for the announcer being nominated and  a reason for the nomination. They will also need to provide the race(s) that this person announced at or will announce at in 2012, a link to the announcer’s bio, and at least one of the following: video file of the announcer, link to video of the announcer, link to a podcast or audio recording of the announcer, or a photo with MP3 file of the person being nominated.

All entries must be received by Monday, July 2. For an announcer to qualify, they must announce for at least one race in 2012 in the following series: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division 1, NASCAR Toyota Series, Euro Racecar NASCAR Touring Series, NASCAR K&N Pro West Series, NASCAR K&N Pro East Series, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Series or NASCAR Whelen Modified Series.

Nominations will be narrowed down to 10 semifinalists who will be asked to submit a video audition tape. A committee of judges will select the top five announcers based on the video submissions and nominations to be the finalists. Race fans will be given the opportunity to vote online at between Aug. 10 and Sept. 30 for their favorite of the five nominees to be part of the UNOH Battle At The Beach announcing team. The winner will be announced at the NASCAR annual awards banquet in December.

The stars of NASCAR return to Daytona International Speedway on July 6-7, 2012.  Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, featuring a special hour-long pre-race concert by multiplatinum, Grammy-winning superstars Train, and the Subway Jalapeno 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at

Also, don’t forget to take advantage of our special kids’ pricing.  Kids 12 and under receive free general admission tickets to the Subway Jalapeno 250, free admission to the Sprint FANZONE all weekend long, and a $10 ticket for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola while supplies last.

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