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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...
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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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daytona leading way with NASCAR track modernization

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The race is on to transform Daytona International Speedway from an outdated track into a state-of-the art facility. Don't mind the mess for now. Just enjoy the view. The grandstands look like a gigantic Lite-Brite board with red, yellow, green, white and blue plastic seats mixed together, turning a bland design into a vibrant setting ahead of Sunday's Daytona...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

AutoZone to Serve as Presenting Sponsor for the Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series Season-Opening Event at DIS

AutoZone, one of the nation’s leading retailers of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, will serve as the presenting sponsor for the season-opening ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event on Saturday, Feb. 14, part of Budweiser Speedweeks 2015 at Daytona International Speedway. The official race name will be the Lucas Oil 200 Presented By AutoZone. “We’re excited...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
January 23, 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

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...
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football could be played at Daytona International Speedway

(Courtesy of Daytona International Speedway) College Football will make an appearance in 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016. Depending on the type of success the game has, it could be growing to an even bigger stage. The Daytona International Speedway. Daytona will undergo a major overhaul with close to $400 Million being put into the Speedway, and it’s said to be complete...
Via Down and Distance
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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