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FYI WIRZ: Daytona International Speedway warms up 2014 with fast events

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NASCAR, IMSA, ARCA and more will be roaring soon during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway with the Rolex 24, ARCA Lucas Oil 200, Sprint Unlimited, Budweiser Duel, Camping World Truck Series NextEra Resources 250, Nationwide Series Drive4COPD and of course the 56th annual Daytona 500.

But back for a second run on Feb. 18 is the UNOH Battle of the Beach, the short-track race on the backstretch of DIS featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The event includes a pair of 150-lap races.

Tickets starting at $25 can be ordered on www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Courtesy of Daytona International Speedway:

For competitors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the 150-lap race will be a championship points event while it will be a non-points 150-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

In last year’s inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach NASCAR K&N Pro Series race, Cameron Hayley came from behind during a green-white-checkered finish to capture the victory. In the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race, NASCAR veteran Steve Park finally earned his first Daytona victory.

In addition, Daytona International Speedway has reached an agreement with a number of area hotels to secure special room rates during the UNOH Battle At The Beach to make it more affordable for racers and fans to attend the UNOH Battle At The Beach. More information can be found at http://daytonahotelmotel.com/speedway-short-track.

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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