Daytona Speedway, Florida, USA

Daytona Speedway, Florida, USA

First opened in 1959, this 4 km oval circuit was endowed with an integral 6 km road course in 1966 in order to broaden its use. It’s the spiritual home of NASCAR, also now the headquarters of the organisation and the season opening Daytona 500 race, often considered to be one of the most prestigious events for the series.

If you wonder why there is a 44 acre lake in the middle, then check out the imposing 31-degree banking the circuit boasts. The foundations had to come from somewhere.

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By Phil Clark

First opened in 1959, this 4 km oval circuit was endowed with an integral 6 km road course in 1966 in order to broaden its use. It’s the spiritual home of NASCAR, also now the headquarters of the organisation and the season opening Daytona 500 race, often considered to be one of the most prestigious events for the series.

If you wonder why there is a 44 acre lake in the middle, then check out the imposing 31-degree banking the circuit boasts. The foundations had to come from somewhere.

Visit Website

By Phil Clark

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