“The return of two-time DAYTONA 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. to NASCAR competition beginning with the 2017 DAYTONA 500 is great news for everyone. We’re all excited to see Dale complete his recovery and his passionate fans are looking forward to seeing him back behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS on the high banks at Daytona International Speedway kicking off a new season and hunting down his third victory in “The Great American Race.”
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The 2017 DAYTONA 500 is scheduled on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. EST.
Those wishing to attend the 2017 DAYTONA 500 can make their plans now:
About Daytona International Speedway
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Daytona International Speedway recently completed a $400 million frontstretch renovation project that transformed the “World Center of Racing” into the world’s only motorsports stadium. Improvements included wider, more comfortable seats, five expanded and redesigned entrances, 40 escalators and upgraded amenities throughout the 11 football-field size neighborhoods. The new stadium was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR premier series event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.