NASCAR Tri-Oval: 4 km; Sports Car Course: 6.18 km; Motorcycle Course: 4.75 km
Till the year 2008, the Daytona International Speedway was the largest single lighted outdoor sports facility. Later on, the Losail International Circuit acquired the title. Today, it is the third-largest single lit outdoor sports facility.
The Daytona International Speedway is a race track, located in Daytona Beach, Florida in the United States. The construction was started in 1957. An estimated amount of $3 million was spent on the construction of the Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR founder started planning this track in 1953 and the chief architects who made it happen were Charles Moneypenny and William FranceSr. The stadium was finally opened to spectators in 1959. It is owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation. The racetrack has amenities such as the UNOH Fanzone and the Budweiser Party Porch. The UNOH Fanzone allows the spectators and fans to get closer to the drives while the Budweiser Party Porch offers drinks, food and entertainment to the fans. Since its inauguration, it has been serving host to the prestigious Daytona 500 race of the NASCAR series.
A record was set by American stock car racer David Pearson at the 1961 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in the 250-mile race event, held here on 4th July (as of 2015).
The track saw American NASCAR driver Buddy Baker setting record in the 300-mile race event of the 1980 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series which was held here on 17th February.
Bobby Allison (a former American professional stock car racing driver and owner) set a record in the 400-mile race event at the 1980 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series which was held here on 4th July.
Geoff Bodine of Pontiac established a record in the 300-mile race event at the 1985 NASCAR Xfinity Series which took place at the racetrack on 16th February.
Mark Martin represented Ford and set a record in the 250 miles race event at the 2006 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, held here on 17th February.