Excluding standing room, the Daytona International Speedway can seat 147,000.
The Daytona International Speedway opened in 1959. Bill France Sr. began planning for the Daytona track in 1953, in order to promote the Nascar series. This was due to the fact that a beach road course was being used for the Daytona races.
Dale Sr. won a total of 34 races at Daytona International Speedway. Dale had wins in the Nascar Cup & Nationwide Series (formerly Busch Series), Budweiser Shootouts, Gatorade Duels and IROC races.
From 1963 through 1992, A.J. Foyt drove in 54 races at Daytona International Speedway. The only year he missed was 1991.He won there three times, including the 1972 Daytona 500.
Sixteen NASCAR tracks hold at least two races during the season. They are the Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Pocono Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Texas Motor Speedway.
Yes. Nascar is still planning to hold Nascar races at the Daytona International Speedway for years to come. They already had the Daytona 500 on February 24th.
Yes. There are two speedways that NASCAR comes to each year. One is Daytona International Speedway, and the other is Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. has the most wins at Daytona with 34. This includes victories in the Cup and Busch Series, IROC, the Budweiser Shootout and the Daytona qualifying races.
In 2012, Nascar drivers will draft in four races. Two at Talladega Superspeedway and two at Daytona International Speedway.
In 2010, Dale Jr. led a total of four laps in two Daytona races. He led all four of his laps in the Daytona 500.
Dale Sr. won 7 Busch Series races at Daytona International Speedway. The series is now known as the Nationwide Series.
The Nascar Sprint Cup Series has four restrictor plate races per season. Two at Daytona International Speedway and two at Talladega Superspeedway.