Dale Earnhardt Towers over Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
(August 15, 2000)
With his record 34 victories, some claim Dale Earnhardt owns Daytona International
Speedway. Now, Earnhardts name will adorn the new tower seats being constructed at
the World Center of Racing.
Dale Earnhardt is the winningest driver in the history of this Speedway, and is one
of the true legends of our sport, Daytona International Speedway President
John Graham said. His 1998 win in the Daytona 500 is unforgettable, and he won an
incredible 10 Gatorade 125s in a row. We look forward to him continuing to add to
his Daytona records, and we are honored to be able to place his name on our newest tower.
The Earnhardt Tower, which encompasses 2,500 seats, is east of the Winston Tower
overlooking the tri-oval along the Frontstretch. Construction of the Earnhardt Tower will
be completed in time for Speedweeks 2001.
This is a surprise and an honor, said Earnhardt, a seven-time NASCAR
Winston Cup champion. To be recognized for the accomplishments achieved at Daytona
International Speedway is outstanding. Daytona International Speedway holds a great
tradition in motorsports. To have the Earnhardt name forever associated with this
prestigious racing facility and side-by-side with great drivers and founders of our sport
is an honor in itself.
Earnhardt, who won the 1990 and 1993 Pepsi 400, is the 12th driver to have his name placed
on a grandstand at Daytona. The Speedways grandstands bear the names of Barney
Oldfield, Ralph DePalma, Joe Weatherly, Sir Malcolm Campbell, Glenn Fireball
Roberts, Ralph Segrave, Ray Keech, Frank Lockhart, Richard Petty, Davey Allison and Tiny
More seating means more tickets will be available for Speedweeks 2001. Ticket reservations
are now available by calling the Speedway Ticket office at (904) 253-7223 or buy your
tickets online at www.daytonaintlspeedway.com.
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