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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 adds soft walls, more asphalt after Busch's crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Daytona International Speedway has installed 4,100 feet of energy-absorbing soft walls since Kyle Busch's crash into a concrete wall at the famed track in February. Speedway president Joie Chitwood says the track also added 200,000 square feet of asphalt, which scrubs speed considerably better than grass. Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a crash...
Via Associated Press
July 03, 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 and tracks reviewing safety of walls at each facility

Almost immediately after Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway, track president Joie Chitwood III and NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O'Donnell addressed the situation surrounding the lack of SAFER barriers around the entire speedway.  During that event, Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch was involved in a multi...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via On Pit Road
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

Statement from Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III on the Passing of Legendary Crew Chief, Engine Builder and Owner Ray Fox

“We are saddened by the news of the passing of Ray Fox. Ray was a legendary wrench man who led Junior Johnson to victory in the 1960 Daytona 500 and also called Daytona Beach home. Since his retirement, he was a frequent visitor at the track and his presence will be missed. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the Fox family.”

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...
Via NESN.com
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain America actor Chris Evans tabbed as Daytona 500 Grand Marshal

Chris Evans has been tabbed as the Daytona 500 Grand Marshal, taking on The Great American race duties of announcing the worlds most famous words in motorsports, “Drivers, start your engines.” Evans stars in Captain America, and will be promoting the series second film – ‘The Winter Soldier,” that is set to release on April, 4. “What better way to kick-off ‘The Great...
Via Tireball.com
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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