Daytona International Speedway

  • daytona international speedway
    daytona international speedway logo.svg
    the daytona international speedway logo.
    location1801 west international speedway blvd,
    daytona beach, florida 32114
    time zoneutc−5 / −4 (dst)
    capacity101,500 - 167,785 (w/ infield, depending on configuration)
    ownernascar (leased from daytona beach racing and recreational facilities district)
    operatornascar
    broke ground1957; 63 years ago (1957)
    opened1959; 61 years ago (1959)
    construction costus$3 million
    architectcharles moneypenny
    william france, sr.
    major events
    • nascar cup series
      • daytona 500
      • coke zero sugar 400
      • busch clash
      • bluegreen vacations duel
    • nascar xfinity series
      • nascar racing experience 300
      • coca-cola 250
    • nascar gander rv & outdoors truck series
      • nextera energy 250
    • imsa weathertech sportscar championship
      • rolex 24 at daytona
    • arca racing series
      • lucas oil complete engine treatment 200
    • ama daytona sportbike
      • daytona 200
    • ama motocross
      • daytona supercross by honda
    nascar tri-oval
    daytona international speedway.svg
    surfaceasphalt
    length2.5 mi (4.02 km)
    turns4
    bankingturns: 31°
    tri-oval: 18°
    back straightaway: 2°
    race lap record0:40.364 (colin braun, michael shank racing, 2013, roush yates ford ecoboost 3.5l gdi v6tt daytona prototype)
    sports car course (1959–83)
    surfaceasphalt
    length3.81 mi (6.13 km)
    turns7
    sports car course (1984)
    surfaceasphalt
    length3.87 mi (6.23 km)
    sports car course (1985–present)
    daytona international speedway - road course.svg
    surfaceasphalt
    length3.56 mi (5.73 km)
    turns12
    bankingoval turns: 31°
    tri-oval: 18°
    back straightaway: 2°
    infield: 0° (flat)
    race lap record1:33.685 (oliver jarvis, joest racing, 2019, imsa weathertech sportscar championship)
    motorcycle course
    daytona international speedway - moto course.svg
    surfaceasphalt
    length2.95 mi (4.75 km)
    turns12
    bankingoval turns: 31°
    tri-oval: 18°
    back straightaway: 2°
    infield: 0° (flat)
    race lap record1:37.546 (ben spies, suzuki, 2007, ama superbike)
    dirt flat track
    surfacedirt
    length.25 mi (.40 km)
    turns4
    bankingflat
    short oval
    surfaceasphalt
    length.40 mi (.64 km)
    turns4
    bankingflat
    race lap record0:20.129 (nate monteith, monteith racing, 2013, www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

    daytona international speedway is a race track in daytona beach, florida, united states. since opening in 1959, it has been the home of the daytona 500, the most prestigious race in nascar. in addition to nascar, the track also hosts races of arca, ama superbike, imsa, scca, and motocross. the track features multiple layouts including the primary 2.5-mile (4.0 km) high-speed tri-oval, a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) sports car course, a 2.95-mile (4.75 km) motorcycle course, and a 1,320-foot (400 m) karting and motorcycle flat-track. the track's 180-acre (73 ha) infield includes the 29-acre (12 ha) lake lloyd, which has hosted powerboat racing. the speedway is owned and operated by international speedway corporation.

    the track was built in 1959 by nascar founder william "bill" france, sr. to host racing that was held at the former daytona beach road course. his banked design permitted higher speeds and gave fans a better view of the cars. lights were installed around the track in 1998, and today it is the third-largest single lit outdoor sports facility. the speedway has been renovated four times, with the infield renovated in 2004 and the track repaved in 1978 and 2010. the track is 50 miles north of orlando.

    on january 22, 2013, the fourth speedway renovation was unveiled. on july 5, 2013, ground was broken on "daytona rising" to remove backstretch seating and completely redevelop the frontstretch seating. the renovation was by design-builder barton malow company in partnership with rossetti architects. the project was completed in january 2016, and cost us $400 million. it emphasized improved fan experience with five expanded and redesigned fan entrances (called "injectors"), as well as wider and more comfortable seats, and more restrooms and concession stands. after the renovations were complete, the track's grandstands had 101,000 permanent seats with the ability to increase permanent seating to 125,000.[1][2] the project was finished before the start of speedweek in 2016.

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Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway logo.svg
The Daytona International Speedway Logo.
Location1801 West International Speedway Blvd,
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Time zoneUTC−5 / −4 (DST)
Capacity101,500 - 167,785 (w/ infield, depending on configuration)
OwnerNASCAR (Leased from Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District)
OperatorNASCAR
Broke ground1957; 63 years ago (1957)
Opened1959; 61 years ago (1959)
Construction costUS$3 million
ArchitectCharles Moneypenny
William France, Sr.
Major events
NASCAR Tri-Oval
Daytona International Speedway.svg
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.5 mi (4.02 km)
Turns4
BankingTurns: 31°
Tri-oval: 18°
Back straightaway: 2°
Race lap record0:40.364 (Colin Braun, Michael Shank Racing, 2013, Roush Yates Ford EcoBoost 3.5L GDI V6tt Daytona Prototype)
Sports Car Course (1959–83)
SurfaceAsphalt
Length3.81 mi (6.13 km)
Turns7
Sports Car Course (1984)
SurfaceAsphalt
Length3.87 mi (6.23 km)
Sports Car Course (1985–present)
Daytona International Speedway - Road Course.svg
SurfaceAsphalt
Length3.56 mi (5.73 km)
Turns12
BankingOval turns: 31°
Tri-Oval: 18°
Back straightaway: 2°
Infield: 0° (flat)
Race lap record1:33.685 (Oliver Jarvis, Joest Racing, 2019, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship)
Motorcycle Course
Daytona International Speedway - Moto Course.svg
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.95 mi (4.75 km)
Turns12
BankingOval turns: 31°
Tri-Oval: 18°
Back straightaway: 2°
Infield: 0° (flat)
Race lap record1:37.546 (Ben Spies, Suzuki, 2007, AMA Superbike)
Dirt Flat Track
SurfaceDirt
Length.25 mi (.40 km)
Turns4
BankingFlat
Short Oval
SurfaceAsphalt
Length.40 mi (.64 km)
Turns4
BankingFlat
Race lap record0:20.129 (Nate Monteith, Monteith Racing, 2013, www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Since opening in 1959, it has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosts races of ARCA, AMA Superbike, IMSA, SCCA, and Motocross. The track features multiple layouts including the primary 2.5-mile (4.0 km) high-speed tri-oval, a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) sports car course, a 2.95-mile (4.75 km) motorcycle course, and a 1,320-foot (400 m) karting and motorcycle flat-track. The track's 180-acre (73 ha) infield includes the 29-acre (12 ha) Lake Lloyd, which has hosted powerboat racing. The speedway is owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.

The track was built in 1959 by NASCAR founder William "Bill" France, Sr. to host racing that was held at the former Daytona Beach Road Course. His banked design permitted higher speeds and gave fans a better view of the cars. Lights were installed around the track in 1998, and today it is the third-largest single lit outdoor sports facility. The speedway has been renovated four times, with the infield renovated in 2004 and the track repaved in 1978 and 2010. The track is 50 miles north of Orlando.

On January 22, 2013, the fourth speedway renovation was unveiled. On July 5, 2013, ground was broken on "Daytona Rising" to remove backstretch seating and completely redevelop the frontstretch seating. The renovation was by design-builder Barton Malow Company in partnership with Rossetti Architects. The project was completed in January 2016, and cost US $400 million. It emphasized improved fan experience with five expanded and redesigned fan entrances (called "injectors"), as well as wider and more comfortable seats, and more restrooms and concession stands. After the renovations were complete, the track's grandstands had 101,000 permanent seats with the ability to increase permanent seating to 125,000.[1][2] The project was finished before the start of Speedweek in 2016.