Daytona Speedway To Host Red Bull Global Rallycross

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ABOVE VIDEO: With the lead of a police escort, precision driver Rhys Millen Takes on the streets Washington, DC to launch the Red Bull Global Rallycross 2014. The Global Rallycross is coming to Daytona International Speedway Aug. 22-23.

Images courtesy of Red Bull

(Red Bull images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA — Daytona International Speedway annually hosts stock cars, sports cars, motorcycles and go-karts. The “World Center of Racing” is now adding a new form of motorsport to its event calendar – rallycross.

On Aug. 22-23, Daytona International Speedway will host the seventh round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season. Currently in its fourth year, Red Bull Global Rallycross  competes across the world with a 10-race schedule that also includes events in marquee locations like Barbados, New York, Seattle, and Las Vegas.

Joie Chitwood III

Joie Chitwood III

“We’re excited to be a part of Red Bull Global Rallycross,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “On a challenging course located inside the Speedway, this new event to our calendar will showcase talented athletes battling side-by-side in a unique combination of horsepower, sliding and flight.”

Among the rallying and action sports athletes that compete in Red Bull Global Rallycross are Ken Block, Brian Deegan, Scott Speed, Nelson Piquet Jr. and Tanner Foust.

On a track that will include portions of Daytona’s famed road course asphalt and a challenging dirt section including an 8’ jump, drivers will slide, bang and fly in manufacturer-backed entries from Ford, Hyundai, Subaru, and Volkswagen.

Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercars produce 600 horsepower and accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds.

The rally features an open paddock where fans are able to walk through the garages, engage the drivers and watch the mechanics wrench on the cars.

daytona-speedway-logo-180A detailed two-day event schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

Tickets for Red Bull Global Rallycross are on sale now by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or by visiting DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com.

Race fans can purchase in advance to save 30 percent on a two-day admission, which are available for $35 for adults and $10 for ages 6-12. Daily admissions are available at the gate.

The feature race is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and will be broadcast live on NBC.

For more information on Red Bull Global Rallycross, please visit RedbullGlobalRallyCross.com


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