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Daytona International Speedway Named SBJ’s Sports Facility of the Year

With the recent $400 million construction of  the fan experience-centric Daytona Rising, Daytona International Speedway has been named the recipient of the SportsBusiness Journal‘s  Sports Facility of the Year.

The superspeedway beat out the likes of Avaya Stadium (San Jose Earthqukes), Bill Snyder Family Stadium (Kansas State University Wildcats), Kyle Field (Texas A&M Aggies) and Petco Park (San Diego Padres) for the distinction.

“We’re honored to receive this prestigious award for our new motorsports stadium,” International Speedway Corporation Chief Executive Officer Lesa France Kennedy said in a press release. “Our employees, fans and partners deserve the credit for helping us transform the vision into reality.”

NASCAR returns back to the speedway the first weekend of July.

Later this month the track will hold the first annual Country 500 Music Festival, at which Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and more will perform.

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