Daytona 500: NASCAR’s Super Bowl

daytonaBy Katie Copple–Not long after the Super Bowl ends, the Super Bowl of NASCAR begins, the Daytona 500.

NASCAR, or the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing, is the United States motorsports organization that travels to racetracks all across the country. NASCAR has one of the longest seasons in all of professional sports. With races being held 38 weekends a year, the season kicks off in mid-February and ends in late November.

The 2014 season kicks off this weekend with the Daytona 500 held in Daytona Beach, Florida. They call it NASCAR’s Super Bowl; the Daytona 500 is the biggest race of the season and brings in sponsors and spectators from all over the world.

This year, the Daytona 500 rolls off Sunday afternoon on February 23rd. Race fans from all over will be hosting parties to kick off the season and some of those parties will be happening right here in Sioux City.

Local radio station YCountry 101.3 is hosting a Daytona 500 party in North Sioux City at Sugar Daddy’s. With contests, giveaways, food and plenty of alcohol, this Daytona 500 party is one not to miss.

YCounty morning show host LeRoy will be on hand to host the party and will be broadcasting live on the radio before the green flag flies. During the race, if you can’t watch it with them at Sugar Daddy’s, you can listen to YCountry 101.3 for the race broadcast so you won’t miss any of the action.

The Daytona 500 is full of excitement, big wrecks and unexpected winners and a great way to experience a sport you may not be familiar with. Fill your football void with the Daytona 500 and see some of racings biggest stars like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick battle for one of the most prestigious trophy’s in NASCAR.

February 19, 2014

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