DIS Offers Ticket/Asphalt Package
Daytona International Speedway is offering race fans the exclusive opportunity to purchase a ticket to both witness and receive a piece of history.
Beginning on Monday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. and running through midnight on Aug. 8, fans purchasing tickets for the 53rd annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 20, automatically will receive a portion of Daytona’s original asphalt.
Fans who have renewed their 2011 Daytona 500 tickets or purchased between June 18 and Aug. 1 also will receive this offer, which is limited to one piece of asphalt per account holder. Fans can take advantage of this offer by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.daytona500.com
“Since we began the historic Daytona repave project in early July, race fans have been asking how they can attain a piece of Daytona International Speedway’s asphalt,” track president Robin Braig said. “This one-time offer will provide two of the most coveted items in motorsports – a piece of Daytona’s legendary asphalt as well as a ticket to the 2011 edition of ‘The Great American Race.’^”
For only the second time in a history dating to the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959, DIS’ entire 2.5-mile trioval is being repaved as well as the skid pads, apron and pit road. Concrete is being used for the pit stalls. All of the existing asphalt is being removed down to the original 52-year-old lime rock base, which will be leveled before repaving begins.
The repaving project, which is being performed by Lane Construction, began on July 5 and has a targeted completion date of Jan. 1, 2011.
Speedweeks 2011 will kick off with the 49th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race on Jan. 29-30 and conclude with the Daytona 500, the prestigious season-opening “Super Bowl” for the Sprint Cup Series.
Fans can view the progression of the historic repaving project from a section of the Oldfield Grandstands, which will be open free to the public. Track tours also will be available through attraction admission to Daytona 500 Experience.No Comment