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FYI WIRZ: Daytona International Speedway teams with champion Jimmie Johnson

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Daytona International Speedway, the iconic racetrack, will host a special ticket package featuring six-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson for the 56th Annual Daytona 500 in February. This package will focus on family attendance.

Johnson will bring confidence of his spectacular 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season to a question and answer session during “The 48 family Experience” that features seating and more.

Courtesy of Daytona International Speedway:

“The 48 Family Experience” package, which is available for $148 and will go on sale Dec. 17, includes:

One adult Daytona 500 backstretch tower seat
One child (ages 12 & under) Daytona 500 backstretch tower seat
15-minute question and answer session with Johnson
Children attending the question and answer session will have the opportunity to put together a Lowe’s Build and Grow race car
Daytona International Speedway special giveaways

Johnson became the first driver since NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison in 1982 to win the Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 in the same season. Other drivers to have accomplished the sweep were Fireball Roberts (1962), Cale Yarborough (1968) and LeeRoy Yarbrough (1969).

Details are available on www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Six major NASCAR tracks are within a day's drive of Tampa. Great destinations justify journeys.

Here the NASCAR venue is considered local if tracks are within a 10 hour drive from Tampa—Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

FYI WIRZ is the select presentation of motorsports topics by Dwight Drum at Racetake.com. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained from firsthand interviews or official release materials provided by sanctions, teams or track representatives.

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