Aug 24 | Daytona Beach Planning Board Unanimously Approves Daytona International Speedway’s Planned Master Development Application

“The review and unanimous approval of our Planned Master Development (PMD) Application by the City of Daytona Beach Planning Board on Thursday night is a key first step in the pursuit of a potential significant redevelopment of Daytona International Speedway."

The following statement can be attributed to Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III:

“The review and unanimous approval of our Planned Master Development (PMD) Application by the City of Daytona Beach Planning Board on Thursday night is a key first step in the pursuit of a potential significant redevelopment of Daytona International Speedway.  This, coupled with the recent Planning Board approval of the Daytona Mixed Use PMD for our property north of International Speedway Boulevard, creates the potential for a vibrant development at the gateway to our community.  We extend our sincere thanks to the city of Daytona Beach for their ongoing partnership throughout this review process.

“This is an exciting time as we work to shape the vision of Daytona International Speedway for the next 50 years.  We look forward to the next step in this process, which involves going before the City Commission of Daytona Beach in the fall.  There’s still a long road ahead of us but we are very excited for what the future holds for our race fans, our local community and the ‘World Center of Racing.’ ”

Aug 16 | Scout Days Returns to the “World Center of Racing” During The Roar Before the Rolex 24 on Jan. 4-6, 2013

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Daytona International Speedway will once again host Scout Days, a one-of-a-kind event that melds high-speed action with two nights of camping and scouting activities, during The Roar Before The Rolex 24, the critical three-day test session prior to the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona, scheduled for Jan. 4-6.

Scout Days

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway will once again host Scout Days, a one-of-a-kind event that melds high-speed action with two nights of camping and scouting activities, during The Roar Before The Rolex 24 on Jan. 4-6, the critical three-day test session prior to the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona scheduled for Jan. 26-27. 

Boy and Girl Scouts from throughout the Southeast are invited to watch the stars of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge test the twists and turns of the “World Center of Racing’s” 3.56-mile road course as they prepare for their respective season-opening events.  The Scouts will also get to camp in the famous infield of Daytona and enjoy special activities such as fishing on Lake Lloyd, safety demonstrations, tours of the garage/pit areas, scavenger hunts and more.  They will also receive a special event patch to commemorate the visit.

Scout Days admission, which includes two nights of tent camping as well as $10 DAYTONA Dollars good at any Speedway concession stand, is $25 per person if ordered or purchased on or before December 23, 2012.  Afterward, admission for Scout Days is $35 per person.  To purchase Scout Days admission, please call (877) 306-RACE (7223) or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/scout.  Each family must register individually.

In addition to the testing sessions, there will be open garage access during the Roar Before The Rolex 24 as well as fan forums, pit stop demonstrations and tech talks for all race fans.

Individual tickets to the Roar Before The Rolex 24 are available for $15 online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Ticketholders for the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona and children 12 and under will receive free admission. Tickets for the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona are also available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. 

Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on TwitterFacebook  and Google+ for all the latest news all season long.

Aug 15 | Tickets On Sale for the Inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach

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Race tickets are on sale for the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach on Feb. 18-19 at Daytona International Speedway, part of Budweiser Speedweeks 2013.

UNOH Battle At The Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Race tickets are on sale today for the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach on Feb. 18-19 at Daytona International Speedway, part of Budweiser Speedweeks 2013.

The UNOH Battle At The Beach will feature two days of short-track racing headlined by three non-points special events in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours and the Late Model division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Ticket options for the UNOH Battle At The Beach are:

• Single-day general admission grandstand tickets are available for $25 and two-day general admission grandstand tickets are $40.

• Single-day pit passes are available for $25 and two-day pit passes are $35.

• Kids 12 and under are free in the general admission grandstands.

• A four-day ticket package, which includes admission to the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200/Daytona Shootout doubleheader on Feb. 16 and Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger on Feb. 17, as well as a general admission grandstand ticket and pit pass for the UNOH Battle At The Beach, is available for $99.

• Camping spots (not including race tickets) are also on sale for the UNOH Battle At The Beach. Two-day infield packages are $75 and four-day infield packages are $100. GEICO Park West camping, which is located outside Turns 1 and 2 and is open Feb. 12 through Feb. 24, is $585.

Tickets for the UNOH Battle At The Beach can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

A .4-mile oval on the backstretch of Daytona International Speedway will showcase all the racing action during the UNOH Battle At The Beach.

On Monday, Feb. 18, the 150-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150-lap race is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. and will be followed by the 150-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at 8:30 p.m.

A complete UNOH Battle At The Beach schedule, including gate opening times, practice and qualifying race times for both days, is available at the UNOH Battle At The Beach event page.

Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500 and #NASCARBattle.  In addition, fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest for all the latest news all season long.

Aug 10 | Finalists Announced for the UNOH Battle At The Beach Announcer Search

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Daytona International Speedway’s UNOH Battle At The Beach announcer search has been narrowed to five finalists. Now race fans have the chance to select their favorite local NASCAR Home Track public address announcer to join the announcing team for the inaugural event on February 18-19, 2013.

UNOH Battle At the Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway’s UNOH Battle At The Beach announcer search has been narrowed to five finalists.  Now race fans have the chance to select their favorite local NASCAR Home Track public address announcer to join the announcing team for the inaugural event on February 18-19, 2013.

 

 

The five finalists are:

 • Jim Burns – The booming voice of Elko Speedway in Minnesota, Burns’ enthusiasm, passion and “wild sense of humor” have been welcoming race fans for 27 seasons.
 • Joe Coss – From the booth to the pits and in Victory Lane, Coss entertains race fans at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut with his technical knowledge and insight.
 • Eric Huenefeld – From his home track of Rockford Speedway in Illinois, Huenefeld is known for the passion, knowledge and excitement he brings to his race commentary.
 • Adam Mackey – A seasoned veteran from Barberton Raceway Park in Ohio, Mackey has called races across the country throughout his career.
 • JW Martin – Martin’s career began at the early age of four calling races on his living room floor. Now he is the voice of Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia.

Between Aug. 10 and Sept. 30, fans can view each finalist’s video auditions at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/announcer and vote for their favorite announcer. The winner, who will be announced at the postseason championship celebrations for the NASCAR regional and touring series in Charlotte in December, will join the UNOH Battle At The Beach announcing team at Daytona International Speedway in February 2013.

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

For an announcer to qualify for the contest, they must have announced 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 Series West, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour or NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Nominations were narrowed down to 10 semifinalists who were then asked to submit an audition video and a pitch video.  A committee of judges selected the five finalists based on the video submissions and nominations.

Ticket information for the 2013 UNOH Battle At The Beach will be available in the coming weeks. 

Tickets for NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24 – start at $65 and are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

For the second straight year, the Speedway is offering special youth pricing for the Daytona 500.  Children 12 and under will receive 50 percent off all Backstretch grandstand seats for the Daytona 500 while supplies last. In addition, children 12 and under are free in the Sprint FANZONE throughout Budweiser Speedweeks. 

Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500 and #NASCARBattle.  In addition, fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook  and Google+ for all the latest news all season long.

Aug 06 | Montoya’s First Pole of 2012 Secures A Berth in 2013 Daytona Shootout

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Juan Pablo Montoya’s first pole of the 2012 season at Pocono Raceway made him the 22nd driver to earn a starting spot in next year’s Daytona Shootout.

Juan Pablo Montoya

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya’s first pole of the 2012 season at Pocono Raceway, with a qualifying lap of 176.043 mph (51.124 seconds), made him the 22nd driver to earn a starting spot in next year’s Daytona Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.

“This is a big boost for the Target team,” said Montoya. “We’ve been working so hard and we really needed a bit of light. We know we’re working in the right direction. We know we’re working hard and we feel the cars are getting a little better but to actually get out there and get a pole… we really needed something like this as a company and this is big for us.”

Driving the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, Montoya’s qualifying lap was his eighth pole overall in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and first since capturing the top spot at Richmond International Raceway in 2011.

This will be Montoya’s third start in the fan-favorite, star-studded event that will kick off Budweiser Speedweeks 2013. His best finish was 10th in 2010.

Eligibility requirements for next season’s Daytona Shootout return to its roots with the field consisting of pole winners and past Shootout winners who have attempted to qualify for at least one race during the 2012 season.

2012 Pole Winners:
Greg Biffle
Carl Edwards
Denny Hamlin
Kasey Kahne
Mark Martin
Jeff Gordon
Martin Truex Jr.
AJ Allmendinger
Aric Almirola
Joey Logano
Marcos Ambrose
Jimmie Johnson
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch

Past Shootout champions:
Kurt Busch
Kevin Harvick
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Tony Stewart
Bill Elliott
Terry Labonte
Ken Schrader

Tickets for NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24 – start at $65 and are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

For the second straight year, the Speedway is offering special youth pricing for the Daytona 500. Children 12 and under will receive 50 percent off all Backstretch grandstand seats for the Daytona 500 while supplies last. In addition, children 12 and under are free in the Sprint FANZONE throughout Budweiser Speedweeks. 

Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500. In addition, fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook  and Google+ for all the latest news all season long.

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