Racing in Daytona Beach
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Since 1929 when Major Henry Segrave set his final land speed record on the white sandy beaches of the "World's Most Famous Beach," the Daytona Beach area has become synonymous with the high-octane sport of racing. Daytona International Speedway, the world's only motorsports stadium, hosts the area’s most popular automobile and motorcycle races.
Each year, millions of visitors descend upon Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas to witness racing history in the making. Even when there aren’t big events happening, race fans can visit one of the many speedway parks in the area.
National Racing Landmarks and Museums
A national racing landmark, Volusia Speedway Park on State Road 40 in Barberville is home of the Dirt Car Nationals every February. The New Smyrna Beach Speedway offers sanctioned NASCAR races throughout the year. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, a 10,000 square foot homage to all forms of motorsports, is located at Daytona International Speedway. And various historical racing museums such as the Living Legends of Auto Racing in South Daytona entertain motorsports enthusiasts year-round. Be sure to add a self-guided walk through Birthplace of Speed Park in Ormond Beach and the beach racing display at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum for historical perspective.