Daytona International Speedway, 1995

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Title

Daytona International Speedway, 1995

Alternative Title

Daytona International Speedway

Subject

Daytona Beach (Fla.)

Description

The Daytona International Speedway, located at 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1995. Home of 500-mile-long National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Spring Cup Series motor race, this race track was opened in 1959. Automobile and motorcycle races began in 1902, due to the smooth, compacted sand that covered the beach. Daytona Beach became the site of various land speed record attempts in the first half of the 20th century.

On March 8, 1936, the first stock car race was held on the Daytona Beach Road Course, which is located in present-day Ponce Inlet. Bill France, Sr. (1909-1992), the founder of NASCAR, began planning the track's construction in 1953 to replace the beach course. The track was engineered by Charles Moneypenney and construction was completed in 1958. The track has been renovated in 1978, 2004, and 2010. New renovations for Project Daytona Rising is scheduled for completion in January of 2016. The track also hosts events for the Auto Racing Club of America (ARCA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Tudor United Sport scar Championship (USCC), the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and Motocross.

Source

Original color photograph, 1995: Private Collection of Nancy Lynn Cepero.

Date Created

ca. 1995-12

Contributor

Cepero, Nancy Lynn

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photograph, 1995.

Is Part Of

Daytona Beach Collection, Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

120 KB

Medium

1 color photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Spatial Coverage

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Nancy Lynn Cepero and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"ABOUT DAYTONA." Daytona International Speedway. http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Track-Info/Track-Facts.aspx.
"Local History." Daytona Beach. http://www.daytonabeach.com/resources/history/.
"City of Daytona Beach." City of Daytona Beach. http://www.codb.us/.
Cardwell, Harold D., and Priscilla D. Cardwell. Historic Daytona Beach. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2004.
Halifax Historical Society (Daytona Beach, Fla.). Timeless Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach, Fla: Halifax Historical Society, 2001.
Cardwell, Harold D. Daytona Beach: 100 Years of Racing. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002.
Pierce, Daniel S. Real NASCAR White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

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