First casualties at Daytona International Speedway? Could occur.
Not during the NASCAR Daytona 500, but at a football game.
The idea of staying one on the track has been around for a couple of years, and the public relations director of the facility, Andrew Booth, told Forbes that it is still under consideration.
When the track was renewed before the 2017 NASCAR season, the designers made sure that the grass strip in front of the main grandstands that divides the pit lane's racing line was wide enough to fit a football field.
With only a 101,000 capacity on the rostrum, Daytona could have more attendance than the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida, which reaches 90,000.
Nor would it be the first time that there is a grill next to the start grid. Several high school and college games were held on the track when it was opened between 1959 and 1975.
Nor would it be the first time in recent years that there was a football game on an important NASCAR track. The Bristol Motor Speedway, stadium-style, broke an NCAA record in 2016 when it had a game between the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech that attracted more than 156,000 fans, and the track seeks to do it again with teams yet to be determined. .
Of course, no clue has anything to do with the history of football at Winston-Salem's Bowman Gray Stadium, which has been home to the Rams of Winston-Salem State University along with NASCAR-sanctioned stock cars. since 1956
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