Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by rightdrive1 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:00 pm

"A short track is being built on the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway and will serve as a venue for a two-day event in 2013 for short-track drivers and teams before the Daytona 500, a NASCAR official said on Wednesday.

Irwindale Speedway in California was the track for the NASCAR All-Star Showdown for eight years. The two days of races included the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and East. It served as a stepping stone for drivers Joey Logano, David Gilliland and Travis Pastrana before they moved up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.

The track in Daytona is proposed as a .4-mile oval. The plan is to have a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race, a Whelen Modified Tour race and a Whelen All-American Series late model race. Series champions and race winners will be invited to compete. All other entrants will have to qualify on time to race in the events.

International drivers from the NASCAR series in Canada, Mexico and Europe will also be invited to the races. A NASCAR official said the short-track races in Daytona are the next step in the evolution of the All-Star Showdown races.

The races will be scheduled the Monday and Tuesday before the Daytona 500, called the dark days of Daytona because no races were scheduled at the track during Speedweeks. They are expected to be run at night.

The NASCAR All-Star Showdown was canceled at Irwindale Speedway in August. The track hosted the Showdown, a nationally televised event, from 2003 to 2010.

The races at Daytona will give short-track drivers and teams across the country a chance to showcase their skills and provide a stage for young drivers, George Silberman, the NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series, told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

"From a racing perspective, this is featuring the future stars of the sport at Daytona," Silbermann said. "From a community standpoint, it's reconnecting Speedweeks; it removes Daytona's dark days."

More details about the race and the new track will be made Friday, according to a NASCAR official."

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/7578503/source-daytona-adding-short-track-races-2013-daytona-500-week

Credit to ESPN. I hope these races will air on SPEED, or somewhere available on cable (please not Pay-Per-View). This means that the Monday and Tuesday during Speedweeks where I usually spend my time sitting in a chair waiting for the Wednesday of racing to come will now be spent watching these races. It will be fun seeing Late Models and the K&N Series' at Daytona.

This will make up for the loss of the Goody's Dash Series.
avatar
rightdrive1
Development Driver
Development Driver

Posts : 102
Join date : 2012-01-16

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by f1fan12 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:12 pm

Why the backstrech? They have seating on the frontstretch. Do what Las Vegas did, just make it bigger.
avatar
f1fan12
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2534
Join date : 2011-08-07
Age : 22
Location : Bay Village Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by PYLrulz on Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:14 pm

They got quite a bit of seating on the backstraight too (I'm assuming that this short track will be around the area of the exit of turn two).
avatar
PYLrulz
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2050
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 33
Location : Mountville, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by rightdrive1 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:24 pm

PYLrulz wrote:They got quite a bit of seating on the backstraight too (I'm assuming that this short track will be around the area of the exit of turn two).

Or the bus stop near turn 3 (used for ROLEX 24, mainly).
avatar
rightdrive1
Development Driver
Development Driver

Posts : 102
Join date : 2012-01-16

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by f1fan12 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:25 pm

rightdrive1 wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:They got quite a bit of seating on the backstraight too (I'm assuming that this short track will be around the area of the exit of turn two).

Or the bus stop near turn 3 (used for ROLEX 24, mainly).

It won't happen, but, build a New Hampshire style track around the lake.
avatar
f1fan12
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2534
Join date : 2011-08-07
Age : 22
Location : Bay Village Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by BWard on Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:30 pm

I don't exactly get it to be honest. When you say the backstretch, do you mean on the actual backstretch of the 2.5 mile circuit or in the infield of the backstretch? I'm slightly confused about that.
avatar
BWard
Legend
Legend

Posts : 5823
Join date : 2012-01-11
Age : 20
Location : Northampton, UK

View user profile https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-G6rEsg8Pbu_eZJLyzepYg

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by Alta on Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:04 pm

Short track on backstretch with Nascar's weekly series joining the fun. :imokaywiththis:
avatar
Alta
Legend
Legend

Posts : 3997
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 94
Location : San Francisco, California

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by rightdrive1 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:08 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:I don't exactly get it to be honest. When you say the backstretch, do you mean on the actual backstretch of the 2.5 mile circuit or in the infield of the backstretch? I'm slightly confused about that.

Part of the backstretch in front of the grandstands, and part of the infield.

f1fan12 wrote:It won't happen, but, build a New Hampshire style track around the lake.

I'd love to see that. A track right around Lake Lloyd would be awesome.
avatar
rightdrive1
Development Driver
Development Driver

Posts : 102
Join date : 2012-01-16

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by flyingturns89 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:14 pm

Alta wrote:Short track on backstretch with Nascar's weekly series joining the fun. :imokaywiththis:

What? I agree with Eric? That's it. I'm calling it right now. Everyone prepare for the end of the world.
avatar
flyingturns89
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2718
Join date : 2011-08-09
Age : 23
Location : Pennsylvania

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by crl on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:41 pm

Hmm. If someone can get a picture of it, and make the track for NR2003, and it turns out to be a good track, the CRL might have a new season-opening venue in 2013. Very Happy

_________________
Norah O'Donnell - the only reason to watch CBS This Morning.
Josef Newgarden's #1 Tennessee-based EFR fan.
EFR's #1 fan of Karen Gillan and Milana Vayntrub.
avatar
crl
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2518
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 32
Location : Nashville, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by Mother of Invention on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:45 pm

f1fan12 wrote:
rightdrive1 wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:They got quite a bit of seating on the backstraight too (I'm assuming that this short track will be around the area of the exit of turn two).

Or the bus stop near turn 3 (used for ROLEX 24, mainly).

It won't happen, but, build a New Hampshire style track around the lake.

Build a track based of off NASCARs worst track? No thanks!
avatar
Mother of Invention
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2427
Join date : 2011-08-08

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by Jason Hamilton on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:09 pm

Mother of Invention wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:
rightdrive1 wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:They got quite a bit of seating on the backstraight too (I'm assuming that this short track will be around the area of the exit of turn two).

Or the bus stop near turn 3 (used for ROLEX 24, mainly).

It won't happen, but, build a New Hampshire style track around the lake.

Build a track based of off NASCARs worst track? No thanks!

Kansas is worse.
avatar
Jason Hamilton
Regular Contender
Regular Contender

Posts : 713
Join date : 2011-10-06
Age : 19
Location : Somewhere that can spell colour correctly

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by Mother of Invention on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:11 pm

unknown user wrote:
Mother of Invention wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:
rightdrive1 wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:They got quite a bit of seating on the backstraight too (I'm assuming that this short track will be around the area of the exit of turn two).

Or the bus stop near turn 3 (used for ROLEX 24, mainly).

It won't happen, but, build a New Hampshire style track around the lake.

Build a track based of off NASCARs worst track? No thanks!

Kansas is worse.

I can think of at least one good race at Kansas. I cant think of any on Loudon.
avatar
Mother of Invention
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2427
Join date : 2011-08-08

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by navycook75 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:25 pm

crl wrote:Hmm. If someone can get a picture of it, and make the track for NR2003, and it turns out to be a good track, the CRL might have a new season-opening venue in 2013. Very Happy
CRL needs to come back to Florida, my team needs the redemption after getting DNQ'ed....at their own home track.....
avatar
navycook75
Legend
Legend

Posts : 4920
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 28
Location : Portland, New York

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by RealRacer4 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:31 pm

Link (none other than my school sponsoring the event). Smile

RealRacer4
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2090
Join date : 2011-12-18
Age : 24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by conrail1990 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:55 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:in the infield of the backstretch? I'm slightly confused about that.
What in infield? They dug the whole thing up and paved it. Unless therye going to us the bustop(Terrible Idea btw) You dont really have a track. Unless you buold it just outside the race track.


Last edited by conrail1990 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:57 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
conrail1990
Champion
Champion

Posts : 1063
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 27
Location : The Cal-de-sac (Delaware)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by crl on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:56 pm

navycook75 wrote:
crl wrote:Hmm. If someone can get a picture of it, and make the track for NR2003, and it turns out to be a good track, the CRL might have a new season-opening venue in 2013. Very Happy
CRL needs to come back to Florida, my team needs the redemption after getting DNQ'ed....at their own home track.....

The caveat, though, is the track only being .4 miles long. It needs to fit 42 cars, and be really wide so we don't have accidents all over the place...
avatar
crl
Legend
Legend

Posts : 2518
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 32
Location : Nashville, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by navycook75 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:59 pm

crl wrote:
navycook75 wrote:
crl wrote:Hmm. If someone can get a picture of it, and make the track for NR2003, and it turns out to be a good track, the CRL might have a new season-opening venue in 2013. Very Happy
CRL needs to come back to Florida, my team needs the redemption after getting DNQ'ed....at their own home track.....

The caveat, though, is the track only being .4 miles long. It needs to fit 42 cars, and be really wide so we don't have accidents all over the place...
good point....
avatar
navycook75
Legend
Legend

Posts : 4920
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 28
Location : Portland, New York

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Daytona's Gonna Get a Short Track Oval in 2013

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum