Auto Racing in Daytona

Florida Frontiers “Racing on the Beach”

Daytona is known around the world as a focal point of auto racing, with several important annual competitions held at Daytona International Speedway. The history of racing in the area goes back to the early twentieth century, when auto races were held on the firm sands of Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach.

When racing competitions started on the beach in 1903, cars were a luxury item that only very wealthy people could afford.

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