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11 Facts About Daytona Beach, Florida

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Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States.

Volusia County is located in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Florida, stretching between the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean.

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It lies about 51 miles northeast of Orlando, 86 miles southeast of Jacksonville, and 242 miles northwest of Miami.

Miami is a seaport city at the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Florida and its Atlantic coast.

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In the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 61,005.

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It is a principal city of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area, which was home to 590,289 people in 2010.

The Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area consisting of Volusia and Flagler counties in the state of Florida.

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Daytona Beach is also a principal city of the Fun Coast region of Florida.

The Halifax area or simply Daytona is a region of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the area around Daytona Beach.

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The city is historically known for its beach where the hard-packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas.

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This hard-packed sand made Daytona Beach a mecca for motorsports, and the old Daytona Beach Road Course hosted races for over 50 years.

Motorsport or motorsports is a global term used to encompass the group of competitive sporting events which primarily involve the use of motorised vehicles, whether for racing or non-racing competition.

The Daytona Beach Road Course was a race track that was instrumental in the formation of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, or NASCAR.

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This was replaced in 1959 by Daytona International Speedway.

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The city is also the headquarters for NASCAR.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing is an American family-owned and operated business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto-racing sports events.

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Daytona Beach hosts large groups of out-of-towners that descend upon the city for various events, notably Speedweeks in early February when over 200,000 NASCAR fans come to attend the season-opening Daytona 500.

The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Budweiser Speedweeks is a series of racing events that take place during January and February at the Daytona International Speedway.

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Other events include the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race in July, Bike Week in early March, Biketoberfest in late October, and the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race in January.

The 24 Hours of Daytona, currently known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona for sponsorship reasons, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola is an annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race at Daytona International Speedway.

Biketoberfest is an annual motorcycle rally held in the fall in Daytona Beach, Florida since 1991 or 1992.

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