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Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway logo 2010
The Daytona International Speedway logo.

Location

1801 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

Time zone

GMT-5

Capacity

167,785

Owner

International Speedway Corporation (Leased from Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District)

Operator

International Speedway Corporation

Broke ground

1957

Opened

1959

Construction cost

$3 million

Architect

  • Charles Moneypenny
  • William France Sr.

Major events

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

NASCAR Nationwide Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Grand-American Rolex Sports Car Series

ARCA RE/MAX Series

AMA Daytona Superbike

AMA Motocross

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 the NASCAR series. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosts races of ARCA, AMA Superbike, Grand-Am and Motocross . The track features multiple layouts including the primary 2.5 miles (4.0 km) high speed tri-oval, a 3.56 (5.73 km) sports car course, a 2.95 miles (4.75 km) motorcycle course, and a .25 miles (0.40 km) karting and motorcycle flat-track. The track's 180-acre (73 ha) infield also includes the 29-acre (12 ha) Lake Lloyd, which is used for powerboat racing. The speedway is owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.

The track was built in 1958 by NASCAR founder William France Sr. to host racing that has being held at the former Daytona Beach Road Course. His banked design permitted higher speeds and have 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 three times, with the infield renovated in 2004, and the track repaved in 1978 and 2010.

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