Opened: February 22, 1959
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Length: 2.5 mi
Real-world record: 0:42.738- Bill Elliot
SRW virtual record: 1:01.689- SRush
IHome to the jewel in the NASCAR racing crown, the Daytona 500®, the Daytona International Speedway® was built by the series’ co-founder, Bill France Sr., and first opened its gates in 1959. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 480-acre facility’s title of the “World Center of Racing®” has been well-and-truly earned over the years. On top of its 2.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway, the complex also offers a 12-turn, 3.56-mile road course, a 2.95-mile motorcycle course, and a 0.25-mile karting track. As well as being home to two NASCAR weekends each year, the speedway also hosts the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona, part of the Rolex Sports Car Series, and a number of equally-renowned two-wheel events.
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