NASCAR SERIES

Daytona Road Course

One Daytona Boulevard Daytona Beach, FL 32114

The 3.81-mile road course was built in 1959 and first hosted a three-hour sports car race called the Daytona Continental in 1962. The race length became 1,200 mi in 1964, and in 1966 was extended to a 24-hour endurance race known as the Rolex 24 at Daytona. It was shortened again to six hours in 1972 and the 1974 rendition of the race was cancelled entirely.

In 1973, a sharp chicane was added at the end of the backstretch, approaching oval turn three.

In 1984 and 1985, the layout was modified, re-profiling turns 1 and 2, and moving what is now turn 3 closer to its adjacent turns. In addition, the chicane on the backstretch was modified. A new entry leg was constructed approximately 400 feet earlier, resulting in a longer, three-legged, 'bus stop' shape. Cars would now enter in the first leg, bypass the second leg, and exit out of the existing third leg. Passing would now be possible inside the longer chicane. The construction resulted in a final length of 3.56 miles for the complete road course.

In 2003, the chicane was modified once again. The middle leg was repaved and widened, and now cars would enter through the first leg, and exit out of the second leg. The existing third leg was abandoned. This allowed cars a cleaner entry into oval turn three. After favorable results, in 2010 the third leg was dug up, and removed permanently.

Cup Series Pole Winners at Daytona Road Course
Pole Winner Poles
Kevin Harvick 1
Ryan Blaney 1
Chase Elliott 1
Cup Series Race Winners at Daytona Road Course
Race Winner Wins
Chase Elliott 1
Kyle Busch 1
Christopher Bell 1
Cup Series Winning Manufacturers at Daytona Road Course
Winning Manufacturer Wins
Toyota 2
Chevrolet 1
Cup Series Races at Daytona Road Course
Date Race Winner Start Laps Led Car # Sponsor Make Car Owner
02-21-2021 O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 Christopher Bell 12 5 20 Rheem Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
02-09-2021 Busch Clash at Daytona Kyle Busch 16 1 18 M&M's Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
08-16-2020 Go Bowling 235 at the DAYTONA Road Course Chase Elliott 7 34 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports