Daytona International Speedway

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To kick-off the new year, the boys’ Godfather, Chris, and I took the boys on a road trip to visit the Daytona International Raceway Museum.

Dale at Daytona

While we were waiting for our tour to begin, we looked around the museum a bit and these clowns in front of the cut-away “Drive Petty” car…

Clown Car

The tour was pretty comprehensive and took us all around the track and down pit road…


We stopped for a bit at the start-finish line and walked up the 18-percent grade track for a photo-op…

Dad and Boys

Back aboard the tram, I got a quick picture of the new Grand Stand as we headed to the garage area and Victory Lane!

Grand Stand

In the garage area, we visited the auditorium where the drivers receive their safety briefing prior to the race. They played the safety briefing for us, which was interesting, but even more interesting were the photos on the wall depicting some Daytona history. Like this one of Donny Allison in front of the Wood Brothers #21 Mercury Cyclone (even from across the room, I can pick-out my racing team!)…

Donnie Allison

Then it was on to Victory Lane…


We had a blast!

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