DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Less than 48 hours after New Smyrna Speedway hosted its inaugural NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, track owner Robert Hart signed the NASCAR sanction to host the series again in February of 2015.
“We couldn’t have asked for a more thrilling race as our first NASCAR touring series event — the fans were on their feet for that finish,” said Hart, who signed the sanction prior to Tuesday night’s UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona Int’l Speedway. “It really was a no-brainer to bring the series back and make them an integral part of our season kick off.”
“We know from experience that New Smyrna Speedway is a great NASCAR short track with close racing and a fan-friendly environment,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of weekly & touring series. “We were hoping that the NASCAR K&N Pro Series season opener on the high banks would add a new level of excitement for NASCAR fans, but the event ended up exceeding all our expectations.”
New Smyrna, which is less than 25 minutes from Daytona Int’l Speedway, is also in its second year as a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track.