Daytona International Speedway
Address: 1801 West International Speedway Blvd Daytona Beach Florida 32114
NASCAR Nationwide Series Camping World 300 Winn -Dixie 250
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Chevy Silverado HD 250 Grand-Am 24 - hour race at DaytonaAMA Daytona 200 ARCA Racing Series Daytona ARCA 200
29.18495 - 81.068158Koordinaten: 29 ° 11 ' 6 "N, 81 ° 4' 5 " W
The Daytona International Speedway is a car and motorcycle race track in Daytona Beach, Florida. On the grounds of the super speedways as there is a tri-oval performed with three raised bends course with a total length of 2.5 miles ( 4 km) and a road course inside the oval with 5.7 km. Around 168,000 spectators find a place along the route.
As in the southern United States smuggler in the 1940s and 1950s repeatedly delivered due to the alcohol ban to chases with the police men, there arose the first car race. The conditions were poor: A car at that time was a must, as there was no public transportation, and gasoline prices were low. After the first round of the newly formed NASCAR since 1948 at the Daytona Beach Road Course attracted more and more viewers, decided in 1953, Bill France Sr., the founder of NASCAR, a permanent race track in Daytona Beach to build. On 16 August 1954, the contract was signed with the city officials and on November 25, 1957 the ground was broken. On February 22, 1959, the inaugural race was held in front of 41,000 spectators. The construction costs of 167 785 persons which is Raceways were 3 million U.S. dollars.
On 26 and 27 September, 2006, Vitor Meira, Indianapolis 500 champion Sam Hornish Jr., Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon and Indianapolis 500 - IndyCar Series champion and the 2005, Dan Wheldon, the first time since 1959, training on the Speedway from.
On January 31 and February 1, the IndyCar Series for a comprehensive test 17 cars to Daytona returned. The Indy Car Series drew a race at the International Speedway in the 2008 season considered, but decided against it.
The Daytona 500, the most important race of the NASCAR series over 200 laps or 500 miles ( 805 km ), takes place at the Speedway since the inaugural year. With 34 victories is Dale Earnhardt, who died in an accident at the Daytona 500 in 2001, record winner on the track. 2007, inter alia, Race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Grand-Am and IROC with the 24 Hours of Daytona discharged. With Superbikes The Daytona 200 is run. Thanks to a floodlight system that was installed in 1998, the race can take place even at night.
At the most important race track of the Sprint Cup lost more than 30 racers since the opening of their lives. The most famous accident was the racing icon Dale Earnhardt when he was involved in the completion of the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001 in a crash and lost his life.
All accidents resulting in death after the accident year by:
- Marshall Teague ( test drive to preparations for a new speed record in a reconfigured IndyCar ), February 11, 1959
- George Amick (USAC 100 - mile race ), April 4, 1959
- Dr. Bernie Taylor ( powerboat race on the lake in the infield ), June 14, 1959
- Harold Haberling ( NASCAR Training), February 21, 1964
- Billy Drew Wade ( NASCAR Grand National tire test ), January 5, 1965
- Don MacTavish ( Permatex 300 Sportsman race ), February 21, 1969
- Wayne Harris Bartz (Lightweight motorcycle racing ), March 12, 1969
- Talmadge "Tab" Prince ( Daytona 500 qualifying race ), February 19, 1970
- Joe "Rusty " Bradley ( Daytona 200 motorcycle race), March 14, 1971
- David Pearl (Paul Whiteman Trophy race ), July 30, 1971
- Friday Hassler ( Daytona 500 qualifying race ), February 17, 1972
- Ricky Knotts ( Daytona 500 qualifying race ), February 14, 1980
- Francis Affleck ( ARCA Training), February 7, 1985
- Dr. Charles Ogle ( touring car training), suffers an accident on December 15, 1985, died on December 26, 1985
- Bruce Jacobi ( Daytona 500 qualifying race ), had an accident in February 1983, died on 4 February 1987
- Joe Young ( Charlotte - Daytona Dash Race ), February 13, 1987
- James Kolman ( Kart - test), December 27, 1987
- Randy Glenn (motorcycle test), February 26, 1988
- Don Williams ( Sportsman 300 race ), had an accident in February 1979, died on May 21, 1989
- Dale Robertson ( Daytona Kart Week- race), December 27, 1989
- Julius Johnson (ARCA 200 race ), suffers an accident on 11 February 1990, died on February 14, 1990
- Joe Booher (Florida 200 Dash Race ), February 12, 1993
- James Adamo ( Daytona 200), March 7, 1993
- Neil Bonnett ( training for qualifying for the Daytona 500), February 11, 1994
- Rodney Orr ( training for qualifying for the Daytona 500), February 14, 1994
- Michael Himes ( IMSA Showroom Stock sportscar race ), January 31, 1997
- Roger Reiman ( motorcycle training for " Racing Legends" ), March 4, 1997
- Dale Earnhardt ( Daytona 500), February 18, 2001
- Dirk Piz ( Daytona 200), March 11, 2001
- Stuart Stratton (Fall Cycle Scene motorcycle racing ), October 19, 2001
- Michael Davis Jr. ( Daytona Kart Week- race), December 30, 2001
- Roy H. Weaver III ( racetrack employee, run over by Ray Paprota during the IPOWER Dash Series 150), February 8, 2004
- Bryan Cassell ( Motorcycle Training, CCS / FUSA case Cycle Scene ), October 18, 2005
Accidents with injured spectators
In a mass accident in 2013 in the Nationwide Series race, the DRIVEFORCOPD 300, 28 spectators were injured after the car of Kyle Larson climbed and was heavily damaged in the catch fence. From flying debris ( a wheel flew up in the 40th row of the grandstand ) were responsible for the injury. The engine block overcame the barriers.