Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Start Times for Budweiser Speedweeks 2015

Start Times Finalized For Budweiser Speedweeks 2015 Events
57th annual DAYTONA 500 set for a 1 p.m. ET start

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 57th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22, NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race, will start at 1 p.m. (TV – FOX, FOX Deportes; Radio – MRN Radio, SiriusXM). It’s the sixth straight year “The Great American Race” will have a start time of 1 p.m.
Start times for the other remaining events of Budweiser Speedweeks 2015 at Daytona International Speedway are as follows:
·         The 53rd anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race, Jan. 24-25, 2:10 p.m. (FOX Sports and
·         The Lucas Oil 200 Presented By American Real MAV TV ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Saturday, Feb. 14, 4:15 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
·         The Sprint Unlimited, Saturday, Feb. 14, 8:15 p.m. (FOX)
·         Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger, Sunday, Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m. (FOX)
·         Budweiser Duel At Daytona, Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
·         NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Friday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
·         Alert Today Florida 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, Saturday, Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
In this year’s DAYTONA 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be seeking his second consecutive DAYTONA 500 victory. The last driver to win back-to-back DAYTONA 500s was Sterling Marlin back in 1994-95.
Budweiser Speedweeks 2015 will also provide fans with a sneak peek of DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch redevelopment. Approximately 40,000 new seats will be available on the west side of the stadium, from Turn 1 toward the center of the track. Fans in these wider more comfortable seats will enjoy many of the new amenities being created by DAYTONA Rising.
Tickets for the 57th annual DAYTONA 500 and all Budweiser Speedweeks 2015 events are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting
Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtag #DAYTONA500 and #SPEEDWEEKS. Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer on Jeff Gordon's Last Full Season

"Jeff Gordon is a great champion and a tremendous ambassador for NASCAR. He is truly a class act who played an integral role in helping to broaden the appeal of our sport. Jeff has always had a large fan-following at our race, and we look forward to celebrating his accomplishments prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 22 as he concludes his full-time Sprint Cup Series career at Homestead-Miami Speedway.” -Matthew Becherer, President, Homestead-Miami Speedway

Jeff Gordon Statistics at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Starts: 16, most of any driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Wins: 1, 2012 Ford EcoBoost 400
Coors Light Poles: 1, 2014 Ford EcoBoost 400
Top 5’s: 7, most of any driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Top 10’s: 12, tied with Kevin Harvick
Laps Completed: 4,205; most of any driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami SpeedwayLaps Led: 244; 5th on all-time laps led in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway behind Carl Edwards (560), Tony Stewart (450), Matt Kenseth (449), Bill Elliott (248)