Much can happen in a single day. Just browsing through any history book will uncover event after event that occurred on one specific day.
To promote the Coke Zero 400 Daytona International Speedway brought Ryan Newman, the 2008 Daytona 500 champion, to town for a tour through International Speedway Corporation’s Archives and then be tested by 250 Volusia County elementary students. Newman observed racing artifacts and then subjected his B.S. engineering degree to student questions, the program—“Is Ryan Newman Smarter than a Grade School Student?”
It’s neat to see the history,” Newman said. “Seeing some of the special things . . . the different trophies, the different flags, the significance of Daytona in the world of racing, it’s really special.”
Courtesy of Daytona International Speedway:
Newman vs. students.
Newman answered 10 first-round questions on a variety of topics such as Science, Math, Social Studies, English and Geography. For every question Newman answered correctly, DIS donated $100 to Volusia County Schools.
Newman also correctly answered the “bonus round” question and earned a special prize for every student in attendance – a ticket to the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday, July 2.
“The Coke Zero 400 is a family-friendly environment,” Newman said. “We want the kids to come out and enjoy the time with their parents. I think a lot of these kids will get that opportunity. It’s fun to have interaction with them even when it’s their off-season in the summer. It was a lot of fun.”
Special youth pricing made available for the first time for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the “World Center of Racing,” include:
• $10 reserved seats for kids ages 12 and under
• Half-off reserved seats for ages 13-17
In addition, special youth pricing is also available for the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday, July 1.
• Kids 12 and under are free in the general admission sections
• Sprint/Petty/Earnhardt/Roberts and Weatherly Towers tickets are only $10 for 12 and under.
• Half-off junior prices for ages 13-17
Throughout the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, kids 12 and under are free in the Sprint FANZONE.
Youth pricing options are available through June 30
Details are available on www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com
Six major NASCAR tracks are within a day’s drive of Tampa. Great destinations justify journeys.
Here the NASCAR venue is considered local if tracks are within a 10 hour drive from Tampa—Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
FYI WIRZ is the select presentation of motorsports topics by Dwight Drum @ Racetake.com. Information and quotes derived from motorsports industry press releases.