NASCAR was already set to return to Daytona International Speedway in late August, but now the iconic venue is set to host a double dose of two exciting NASCAR weekends during the month, one with unprecedented twists, literally.
NASCAR announced that, in addition to the scheduled August 28-29 doubleheader weekend featuring the Coke Zero Sugar 400 and the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, for the first time in history, Daytona International Speedway’s world famous 3.56-mile road course will play host to NASCAR’s three top national series, along with the ARCA Menards Series, on August 14-16.
Three events to be held on Daytona’s 12-turn, high-banked tri-oval/infield road course, are realigned races that were originally scheduled to be held at Watkins Glen International on August 14-16 – the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series race and ARCA Menards Series. In addition, the fourth race – a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event is realigned from Iowa Speedway that was originally set for June 12.
The new scheduled August 14-16 weekend for Daytona International Speedway’s road course includes:
· Friday, August 14 – ARCA Menards Series at 5:00 p.m. ET (MAVTV); Distance TBD
· Saturday, August 15 – NASCAR Xfinity Series at 3:00 p.m. ET (NBCSN); 182 miles (51 laps)
· Sunday, August 16 – NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors at 12 Noon ET (FS1): 153 miles (43 laps)
· Sunday, August 16 – NASCAR Cup Series at 3:00 p.m. ET (NBC): 231 miles (65 laps)
“Daytona International Speedway has a storied history like no other in motorsports,” said Speedway President Chip Wile. “The sport of NASCAR gets to add a surprise chapter of road course racing to the venue’s legacy. Throughout the years, we have had many memorable moments with sports cars and motorcycles, but now NASCAR will take center stage on the road course at the World Center of Racing.”
Complete details on the road-course weekend, including fan attendance, is currently being finalized and will be announced in the near future.