Daytona's Chitwood promoted to ISC's chief operating officer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) After overseeing a widely acclaimed $400 million upgrade of Daytona International Speedway, track President Joie Chitwood III is getting promoted. International Speedway Corp. announced Monday that Chitwood has been named its chief operating officer. Chip Wile, president of Darlington Raceway, will replace Chitwood at NASCAR's most famous track. ISC CEO...
Via Associated Press
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NASCAR: “Daytona Rising” begins new era

On Jan. 27, Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR officials formally and grandiosely unveiled what is no doubt the most inventive and innovative speedway construction project in the sport’s history. And by doing so, they ushered in a new era of the iconic 2.5-mile auto racing mecca. When the stars of NASCAR make the trek down to Daytona Beach, Florida for the beginning of Speedweeks...
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Statement from DIS President Joie Chitwood III on the passing of DAYTONA 500 Champion Buddy Baker

“During his memorable life and career, Buddy Baker helped define Daytona International Speedway, winning a record four DAYTONA 500 poles and six races, including the 1980 DAYTONA 500. He also won over millions of fans, becoming one of auto racing’s most endearing characters. He was beloved as a competitor and perhaps even more so as a broadcaster. On behalf of Daytona International...

Daytona offers American flags in exchange for Confederate ones

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona president Joie Chitwood said Tuesday the speedway will offer an exchange program in which fans can trade a flag for the American flag. Daytona hosts NASCAR races on Saturday and...
Via Associated Press
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Daytona International Speedway lays out plan for SAFER barriers

After promising to cover "every inch" of Daytona International Speedway's walls with SAFER barrier in the wake of Kyle Busch's harrowing crash in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series opener, DIS president Joie Chitwood III offered specifics of the plan in a press release issued by the track on Wednesday afternoon. Busch suffered a compound fracture of his lower right leg and a mid-foot...
Via FOX Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Statement from Daytona International Speedway (DIS) President Joie Chitwood III on Safety Initiatives

Following the completion of the February race events, Daytona International Speedway, working closely with NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC), performed an extensive review of the facility and developed a significant plan for additional safety initiatives. Prior to the July NASCAR weekend, the following safety initiatives will be completed: ·         Additional...

NASCAR: Daytona President Joie Chitwood Takes Responsibility for No SAFER Barrier

Following a crash during the Alert Today Florida 300, Kyle Busch will miss the Daytona 500. The crash saw Busch hit a wall that was not protected by a SAFER barrier. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ABOUT KYLE BUSCH Daytona International Speedway Joie Chitwood III addressed the media on Saturday following the XFINITY event, saying that the speedway did not live up to it’s responsibility...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Statement from Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III on the UNOH Battle At The Beach

“After much consideration, Daytona International Speedway will not host any future UNOH Battle At The Beach events. For the past two years, the UNOH Battle At the Beach has produced thrilling racing on our backstretch. It was necessary for us to make this difficult decision given that we will open 40,000 new seats during Budweiser Speedweeks 2015 as part of the DAYTONA Rising redevelopment...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

HOMETRACK: Daytona International Speedway ends the ‘Battle At The Beach’

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III announced on Wednesday that the UNOH Battle At The Beach won’t be taking place during Speedweeks 2015. “After much consideration, Daytona International Speedway will not host any future UNOH Battle At The Beach events. For the past two years, the UNOH Battle At the Beach has produced thrilling racing...
Via On Pit Road
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Daytona International Speedway Wants To Host Jaguars Game In Future

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III donned a No. 59 Jacksonville Jaguars jersey Tuesday and took the practice field for a little fun. It might have been a business trip, too. The Jaguars have made it clear they would like to regionalize their small-market franchise, which could lead to playing preseason games in neighboring cities like...
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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