The nation was going
through a tremendous period of change in 1947. Just a couple of years
out of a war, everything was getting back to normal. In fact, things
were going well. The economy was on the upswing. The country was in
a good mood and the heroes had shifted from the battlefield to the ballfield
and the movie screen. And to the racetrack.
Stock car racing
was experiencing the greatest popularity it had ever seen. Tracks all
over the country were drawing more drivers to race in front of bigger
biggest barometer of how a NASCAR team determines its success or failure
during a season is the number of series points it earns.
for upcoming races!
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24 At Daytona
season opener to the Rolex Sports Car Series is not only the most
prestigious sports car race in America, but also the toughest.
An international field of drivers and teams will fight it out
on the Speedway's 3.56-mile road course in the kick off event
Budweiser Shootout is a high-octane All-Star race featuring the
previous season's Bud Pole winner's and past Budweiser Shootout
champions. Before the Budweiser Shootout, the ARCA RE/MAX Series,
which features the future stars of NASCAR, will kick off their
season with the Advance Discount Auto Parts 200.
500 Pole Qualifying
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series will be searching for speed on Bud Pole
Day for the Daytona 500 as the pole and outside pole for "The
Great American Race" are at stake.
Duel At Daytona
biggest non-weekend sporting event in the country, the Gatorade
Duel At Daytona finalizes the starting field for the Daytona 500.
The pair of 150-mile sprint races features high drama as the stars
of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series jockey for starting spots in the Daytona
Series 250 - IROC
doubleheader of racing kicks off with Round 1 of the Crown Royal
IROC Series, an invitation-only series that features 12 of the
best drivers in the world in identically prepared cars in a 40-lap
sprint race. Then plenty of sparks will fly as the tough trucks
from the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series battle for supremacy under
the lights on the high banks in a 250-mile, 100-lap race.
Busch Series will kick off the 2006 season with its biggest, richest
and most prestigious event of the year in the Hershey's 300. The
best of the Busch Series takes on some of the best NEXTEL Cup
Series in this heart-pumping, thrill-a-minute race.
Great American Race returns to Daytona International Speedway
for another heart-pounding, edge of your seat, 500 miles of racing!
Don't miss your chance to be at the DAYTONA 500, get your tickets
before they are gone.