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Daytona International Speedway’s NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Races Set for 2022

The 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedules were announced today, and like they have for many years, both series will kick off their respective seasons at iconic Daytona International Speedway. The NextEra Energy 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will go off on Friday, Feb. 18 while the Beef. It’s

Four Former Daytona Champions Need Coke Zero Sugar 400 Victory to Secure Spot in NASCAR Playoffs

Capturing another Daytona International Speedway Champion’s trophy in the Aug. 28th Coke Zero Sugar 400 will have extra meaning to four former Champions of the iconic 2.5-mile venue. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 will serve as the final race of NASCAR’s regular season, and the “last-chance” event to make the 16-driver NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

Julie Giese, President, Phoenix Raceway

Julie Giese went from growing up on a dairy farm to becoming track president of Phoenix Raceway… and it only took a handful of rejection letters and a passion for racing to get there.

Coke Zero Sugar 400 Takes Center Stage for NASCAR Playoffs

As the NASCAR Cup Series gets ready for its regular-season finale in the summertime classic Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 28 (7:00 p.m. ET), thoughts go back to the 1930s when racing really began in Daytona Beach, “The Birthplace of Speed.” For the second consecutive year, the historic Coke

60th Rolex 24 at Daytona Set for 2022

The historic 60th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be held on Jan. 29-30, 2022 at Daytona International Speedway to open the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. “We are excited to celebrate 60 years of memorable, iconic moments, and the continuation of a rich legacy with the 2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona,” said Daytona

Daytona International Speedway Appoints Frank Kelleher Track President

Daytona International Speedway has announced Frank Kelleher, an experienced industry veteran, has been appointed president of Daytona International Speedway. Concurrently, NASCAR announced that Chip Wile has been promoted to a new expansive role overseeing 13 NASCAR-owned tracks as senior VP, chief track properties officer. In his previous role as NASCAR senior vice president and chief sales

Christopher Bell Gets First NASCAR Cup Series Win on Daytona’s Road Course

For the second consecutive week, Daytona International Speedway crowned a first time NASCAR Cup Series race winner. Joe Gibbs Racing driver, Christopher Bell, earned the honor Sunday on the track’s road course, taking the lead from Joey Logano with two laps to go and pulling away to a comfortable 2.119-second victory over the former series

O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 to Race on Daytona’s Iconic 3.61-Mile Road Course

Daytona International Speedway announced its three entitlement sponsors for NASCAR’s second visit to the Daytona Road Course, set for this weekend, Feb. 19-21. The O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 NASCAR Cup Series race is set for Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. ET. The event on the 3.61-mile, 14-turn layout will consist of 70 laps. The

Kevin James to Serve as Grand Marshal at Daytona Road Course Race

Daytona International Speedway has announced that Kevin James, the star and executive producer of the sitcom “The Crew” for Netflix, now streaming, will serve as the Grand Marshal for this Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona Road Course (FOX, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). In addition, CeCe Winans, the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel

Almirola, Dillon Win Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona

Florida native Aric Almirola drove to a convincing victory in the opening Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona qualifying race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway.  Almirola’s No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford led a dominating 52 of the 60 laps and held off Christopher Bell’s No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota by a mere .041-seconds for

Kyle Busch Wins Busch Clash Following Elliott, Blaney Collision

Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch may carry the nickname “Rowdy” but it was a couple of his competitors acting that way that allowed him to take the lead out of the final turn and earn his second career Busch Clash victory Tuesday night. Busch’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota led only the

Grammy Artist Pitbull to Serve as 63rd Daytona 500 Grand Marshal

Grammy-winning international superstar, Pitbull, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 63rd Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 14, and will give the command for drivers to start their engines (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.  “It’s an honor to be named Grand Marshal