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Daytona International Speedway

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Map of Daytona International Speedway

Map of Daytona International Speedway

Logo Courtesy of NASCAR

Location:

1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Daytona Beach, Fl. 32114

Ticket Information:

Speedway ticket office 1-800-PITSHOP or (386) 253-7223

Track Layout:

2.5 Mile Tri-Oval

31 Degrees of banking in the turns

18 Degrees on Tri-Oval

Important Track Dates:

  • 1959:Track Built
  • 1959: First NASCAR Race
  • 2010: Track Repaved

Owner:

International Speedway Corp. (NASCAR)

First NASCAR Winner:

Lee Petty - 1959

The Super Bowl of NASCAR:

Daytona International Speedway hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup races each year, the Daytona 500 in February and the Pepsi 400 in July. These are two of the biggest, fastest and most nerve wracking events on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.

The fast 2.5 mile tri-oval uses restrictor plates to keep the speeds managable. The plates cause aerodynamics to be more important than horsepower which results in big packs of cars running nose to tail and door to door all day long.

The biggest downside to racing at Daytona is "The Big One." With so many cars so close together if anyone makes the slightest error it can cause a 40-car pileup.

However, all of the restrictor plate concerns aside, the Daytona 500 is the grandaddy of them all. Your career isn't complete until you've found Victory Lane at Daytona. Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt spent the majority of their careers trying to win it, finally both scored the big win late in their careers and both called it the biggest day of their professional lives.

Daytona really is that special.

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