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2016 Anthem Annual Feb Web PDF

Daytona International Speedway 2016 NASCAR SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 13 Sprint Unlimited NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race FEBRUARY 18 Can-Am Duel At Daytona NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race FEBRUARY 19 NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race FEBRUARY 20 PowerShares QQQ 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race FEBRUARY 21 DAYTONA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race JULY 1 Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR XFINITY Series Race JULY 2 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race One of NASCAR’s most historic venues, Daytona International Speedway, has undergone a dramatic transformation during which the fi rst modern motorsports stadium has been born. “DAYTONA Rising” is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon — Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” now lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. Daytona International Speedway now has approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the speedway features over 60 luxury suites with trackside views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. DAYTONA Rising, which broke ground in July 2013, is taking the “World Center of Racing” to new heights. Daytona International Speedway was founded and built by William H.G. “Big Bill” France and his wife Anne B. France, and opened in 1959 with the inaugural DAYTONA 500. That fi rst race produced a famous three-wide photo fi nish and it took three days to determine that Lee Petty was the winner. The track, which was repaved for only the second time in its history in 2010, is steeply banked in the corners at 31 degrees and 18 degrees in the tri-oval. Daytona International Speedway hosts Speedweeks in February, which is highlighted by NASCAR’s signature event — the DAYTONA 500. In July, the speedway hosts the Independence Day holiday classic — the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola. In 2015, Team Penske driver Joey Logano hoisted the Harley J. Earl trophy as DAYTONA 500 champion for the fi rst time in his career. In July, race fans witnessed NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., capture the Coke Zero 400. In addition to the two annual visits by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Daytona International Speedway hosts a multitude of events and sanctioning bodies on both the track’s 2.5-mile superspeedway and 3.56-mile infi eld road course, including the annual season-open race for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the famed Rolex 24 At Daytona each January. Stock cars, sports cars, motorcycles and go-karts all compete at Daytona each year. Located in the heart of the speedway is the Sprint FANZONE, which transports race fans into the center of the action with a wide variety attractions, such as garage windows and a Fan Deck, the Budweiser Bistro, inspection viewing and an entertainment stage for driver question and-answer sessions and concerts. 30 ANTHEM MOTORSPORTS ANNUAL


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