Etc...

Daytona 500: Too big a deal now to be run on beach sand

Auto racing's Daytona 500 kicks off NASCAR's annual NEXTEL Cup series on Sunday. It's sometimes called the Super Bowl of the stock- car circuit, which is interesting, given that it occurs at the beginning, not the end, of a long season. That's because the Daytona 500 is the progenitor of stock-car racing, which traces its origins to the hard-packed sand of Daytona Beach, Fla. Since 1959, the 500 has been run on the 2.5-mile tri-oval of the Daytona International Speedway, one of America's most sprawling racing venues. The largest NASCAR tracks, with their seating capacities and locations:

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 250,000
Daytona International Speedway,Daytona Beach, Fla. 168,000
Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C. 165,000
Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. 160,000
Texas Motor Speedway,Fort Worth, Texas 159,585
Talladega Superspeedway,Talladega, Ala. 143,231
Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. 140,000
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. 137,243

– NASCAR

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK