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JOIE CHITWOOD RUMORS

2015 January Testing Dates at Daytona International Speedway Announced

January testing at Daytona International Speedway will start a week later in 2015, Track President Joie Chitwood announced. The Roar Before The Rolex 24, the critical three-day test for the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge teams, is scheduled for Jan. 9-11. The season-opening 53rd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will be on...

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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Frightening Crash At Daytona Leaves 28 Spectators Injured

In a horrific nightmare of a scene, a weekend at Daytona turned near tragic today following a massive crash. 28 people are reported as injured when parts of a car flew into the grandstands where spectators were located during a Nationwide Series event on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. According to DIS president Joie Chitwood, 14 fans were transported to local hospitals...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Daytona International unveils plans for upgrade

Daytona International Speedway has unveiled new details on its proposed redevelopment of the historic 53-year-old Florida racetrack. Speedway President Joie Chitwood showed conceptual renderings of the multi-year plan Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. The plan calls for five new modern entrances, a second pedestrian bridge for easier access to the track and...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Track prez has big plans for Daytona

Daytona International Speedway is getting a facelift -- and for the grand dame of superspeedways, it's time. Track president Joie Chitwood believes that "the World Center of Racing" which holds NASCAR's annual kick-off party with the Daytona 500 needs to "live up to the expectation that the fan has when they attend the Super Bowl" of stock car racing...
Via Fox Sports
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Daytona Announces Major Renovations At Speedway

Statement from Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood regarding the impending Daytona frontstretch project is below. I broke the story on February 1st, and here is the link to my story: http://bit.ly/wdfYDu Joie Chitwood:  “International Speedway Corporation, parent company of Daytona International Speedway, has filed a Planned Master Development application...
Via Captain Thunder Racing
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

CUP: Statement From DIS President Chitwood On Potential Redevelopment

Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III had the following to say on potential redevelopment...
Via Speed Network
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Daytona to repave area damaged in fire

Daytona International Speedway is getting another repave. Track president Joie Chitwood III says the asphalt in Turn 3 will be removed and repaved following Saturday's motorcycle racing event. Workers have washed and cleaned the area of the track multiple times since a fiery explosion charred and damaged the track during the Daytona 500 on Feb. 27. Juan Pablo Montoya's...
Via Fox Sports
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Daytona to repave area charred by track fire

Daytona International Speedway is getting another repave. Track president Joie Chitwood III says the asphalt in Turn 3 will be removed and repaved following Saturday's motorcycle racing event. Workers have washed and cleaned the area of the track multiple times since a fiery explosion charred and damaged the track during the Daytona 500 on Feb. 27. Juan Pablo Montoya's...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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