DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Int’l Speedway and Go Bowling announced Friday that the first NASCAR Cup Series race to be held on the track’s road course on Aug. 16 will be known as the Go Bowling 235 At The Daytona Road Course.
The Go Bowling 235 At The Daytona Road Course will be run on the same layout as the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The road course will also include the addition of a new chicane near the exit of turn four that will provide the competitors with yet another passing zone on what will now be a 14-turn, 3.57-mile, high-banked tri-oval/infield road course.
“We are excited to welcome Go Bowling to the Daytona Int’l Speedway family, and to be able to help our friends at Watkins Glen Int’l during these unprecedented times,” said track President Chip Wile. “Who knew that we would have the NASCAR Cup Series on the storied DAYTONA Road Course this season. The ‘World Center of Racing’ and bowling go hand-in-hand with incredible family fun, and we are thrilled to partner with Go Bowling for this historic occasion.”
The Go Bowling 235 (65 laps) will headline a full weekend of four racing events, three of which, including the Go Bowling Cup race, are realigned from originally scheduled races at Watkins Glen Int’l.
“The Bowling Proprietor’s Ass’n of American (BPAA) and Go Bowling are focused on making sure that we’re helping our 3,400-plus members during this incredibly tough time, and we see our sponsorship with DAYTONA to be the perfect way to do that,” said Frank DeSocio, executive director of the BPAA. “Starting with National Bowling Day on August 8, our goal for the month is amplify the message that the majority of bowling centers are open, safe and ready for play all across the country. So much of NASCAR’s audience has already been clamoring to get back to the lanes, and we want them to know that bowling can be just as fun and exciting of experience for people of all ages as it ever was. Our “Go Bowling America” program is just one of the many ways we’re helping our member bowling centers welcome back bowlers to the same, safe, healthy and fun experience they’re accustomed to as our centers reopen nationwide.”