U-S- Senate Designates Feb- 17Th Race Day In America

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – By unanimous consent, the United States Senate recently designated February 17th, 2008 – the date of the historic 50th running of the Daytona 500 – as "Race Day in America."

The resolution, introduced during the 110th Congress by Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez highlights the historic 50th running of the Daytona 500 and festivities surrounding the event.

Noting that the Daytona 500 is the most prestigious stock car race in the United States; and that Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race"; and that winning the prestigious Harley J. Earl Trophy is stock car racing’s greatest prize and privilege; and that well-known politicians, celebrities and athletes take part in the festivities surrounding the Daytona 500, the resolution passed easily.

"What a special way to recognize the most anticipated event in racing history," said Speedway President Robin Braig. "We are looking forward to the historic 50th running of ‘The Great American Race’ and the festivities that surround it."

Tickets for the historic 50th running of the Daytona 500 at historic Daytona International Speedway and all events at DIS can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or by visiting www.racetickets.com

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