Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida TBA, February 2015 386-253-7223 "The Fastest Week of the Year." Join the festivities to help kick off the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season during two spectacular weeks of racing that culminate with the 200-lap Daytona 500 – the “Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing." In addition to the Daytona 500, racing events during Speedweeks include DRIVE4COPD 300, NextEra Energy Resources 250, Gatorade Duel at Daytona, Budweiser Shootout, Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented by Kroger, Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 and Rolex 24 at Daytona. Admission is charged. For more information about 2015 Speedweeks, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
About Daytona International Speedway: The world-famous Daytona International Speedway, which opened in 1959 in Daytona Beach, Florida, is a 2.5-mile superspeedway. Known as the "World Center of Racing," Daytona International Speedway is the largest sporting arena in the Southeast and boasts approximately 147,000 grandstand seats (additional spectators watch races from the infield and suites). The east and west turns of the tri-oval are banked at 31 degrees. In addition to stock car races, Daytona International Speedway hosts motorcycle, sports car and go-kart races throughout the year. Other annual events held at Daytona International Speedway include Daytona 200 Week by Honda (coinciding with Daytona Bike Week), Fall Cycle Scene and Daytona KartWeek. Daytona International Speedway is located approximately one mile East of Interstate 95 on U.S. 92 (West International Speedway Boulevard).
RICH'S TRIVIA: Lee Petty won the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959.