DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway received the 2010 NASCAR Foundation Track of the Year Award at the NASCAR National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon held on Thursday at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III accepted the award from Steve Gaffney, Director of Sports Marketing for Sprint.
“On behalf of the staff at DIS, I want to thank NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation for this fantastic recognition,” Chitwood said. “The passion the staff has at Daytona for NASCAR racing is not just about the race itself, it’s about the community, the charitable involvement and this family that we're all in. I couldn't be more proud of what they do on a daily basis.”
Beginning this year, the NASCAR Foundation implemented a year-long fundraising and awareness contest among NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide tracks. Tracks were awarded points for funds raised and marketing activities that they engage in with the NASCAR Foundation with the top track being awarded the NASCAR Foundation Track of the Year award.
One of the highlights of Daytona International Speedway’s work with the NASCAR Foundation in 2010 was serving as one of the NASCAR Day “Big Five” Service Projects. As part of the program, the “World Center of Racing” hosted 100 middle school students in the Nationwide Series garages where they learned around the education side of racing.
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