COVID-19 Forces Daytona 200 Cancellation


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 79th Daytona 200 presented by Comoto motorcycle race at Daytona Int’l Speedway has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Ass’n (AMA) and operated by the American Sportbike Racing Ass’n (ASRA), the DAYTONA 200 presented by Comoto was postponed from its original date of March 14 and rescheduled to be a part of Fall Cycle Scene on Saturday, Oct. 17.

In addition, the Midway, located between the venue and International Speedway Blvd., as well as Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley and all of its activities during Fall Cycle Scene, will not be in operation.

“The Daytona 200 presented by Comoto is a very important part of Daytona International Speedway and the fabric of our great community,” said Daytona Int’l Speedway President Chip Wile. “We are all faced with difficult decisions this year, and this was definitely one of them. We will miss not having the iconic motorcycle race and fans in our region but look forward to welcoming the event back as part of Bike Week 2021.”

The 2021 Daytona 200 presented by Comoto is scheduled to return on Saturday, March 13, 2021, during Bike Week At Daytona (March 5-14). The 57-lap, 200-mile event will showcase 600cc sportbikes on the Speedway’s 3.51-mile Daytona Road Course.

Kyle Wyman is the event’s latest winner, capturing the checkered flag in March of 2019.