DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2021) – As President of the iconic Daytona International Speedway, Frank Kelleher leads the staff of the World Center of Racing 365 days a year. Thursday, he got to experience what it would be like to lead a public school in Volusia County during the county’s “Principal for a Day” program.
The “Principal for a Day” program gave Kelleher and other business partners a chance to shadow local school administrators and get a behind the scenes look at what it is like to head a public school in the Volusia County School District. Kelleher had the privilege of visiting Pine Trail Elementary School in Ormond Beach, where his two children attend. Tami Fisher is the Principal of the Pine Trail Elementary.
Pine Trail Elementary is a family of educators committed to providing a rich, rigorous learning environment that fosters students’ social and emotional well-being where all students achieve academic success through the collaborative efforts of faculty, staff, families and community members.
The day concluded at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach where principals, business partners, School Board members and Superintendent Leadership held a debriefing lunch.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of The Great American Race – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the World Center of Racing, boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training. The iconic venue will be the site of a host of motorsports events early in 2022, beginning with AHRMA Classic Motofest and the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA in January, and the 64th DAYTONA 500, which will debut the first points race for NASCAR’s ‘Next Gen’ car as part of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth, in February. The tradition-rich 81st Annual Bike Week At DAYTONA returns in March, featuring DAYTONA Supercross and the DAYTONA 200, and in May with the Heroes Honor Festival. Later in the summer during Independence Day weekend, the track, in association with Torneos, will host Soccer Fest before the NASCAR Cup Series returns for the final race of the regular season with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Aug. 27.