DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Defending Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne went for a spin in the sand Friday morning, driving his race car down a stretch of Daytona Beach in a salute to NASCAR’s roots.
“This is probably the coolest thing I’ve gotten to do outside of racing on other tracks,” Bayne said, who became the Daytona 500’s youngest winner last year at the age of 20. “I wish we could come back out here and get the groove rutted up a little bit and try to miss the potholes. This is an unbelievable feeling being on the beach where it all started.”
Before moving to Daytona International Speedway in 1959, NASCAR raced on a temporary track running partly on the beach and partly on an adjacent road from 1948 to 1958.
TRACK TECH: NASCAR entered a multiyear agreement with FanVision to rent and sell handheld multimedia devices for use at racetracks.
The controller has a 4.3-inch screen with access to live broadcast feeds, eight onboard cameras, official timing, data, statistics, instant replays and a digital radio scanner. It rents for $49.99 per weekend when ordered online and $59.99 per weekend when rented at the track. It can be purchased for $299.
Fans will no longer be able to rent, purchase or activate a previous multimedia device called FanView. Owners of the previous device might be eligible for a credit toward the purchase of a new FanVision controller.