Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway and the Miami Dolphins, both unsuccessful in getting money out of Florida lawmakers in recent years, were the first to sign up for the state’s new stadium-funding process.
Aric Almirola grew up two hours from Daytona International Speedway, attended countless races as a kid and even “dreamed about what it would be like to have a chance to race at the highest level at this racetrack.”
Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty’s famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999.
Steady rain forced NASCAR to postpone the Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.
New Florida stadiums, those needing an upgrade, or those that haven’t even been built yet may get taxpayer help under a new bill signed by Governor Rick Scott on Friday.
Requests for the state to approve money for professional sports stadiums will have to go through a new ranking process, potentially reducing the lobbying of lawmakers for the cash, under a bill now headed to Gov. Rick Scott.
A new door could open for sports entities looking to build a stadium or upgrade current facilities in Florida.
The House on Friday approved a process to help determine whether to use tax dollars for professional sports stadium projects but would exclude Major League Baseball from potential funding unless changes are made in how Cuban players are treated.
The new pro soccer franchise in Orlando and Daytona International Speedway would be put on the same playing field with teams from other major leagues when seeking state sales-tax dollars, under a measure advanced Monday in the House.
Regan Smith had the checkered flag in sight at Daytona a year ago and a freight train of cars in his rearview mirror.