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Just when you think that things could be any more exciting, guess what? There is going to be a major change next year! During the pre-race intros, there was an announcement made to all the race fans in attendance for the Budweiser Duels.
Daytona International Speedway announced Thursday that the Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying races for the Daytona 500 will be moved next year to a night-time start and be televised by Fox.
“To earn a coveted starting spot in the Daytona 500, the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will have to perform under the lights and in front of a primetime audience in the Budweiser Duel,” DIS president Joie Chitwood III said. “Moving the Budweiser Duel under the lights will add another dimension to Budweiser Speedweeks.” The qualifying races join the Sprint Unlimited and the Camping World Truck Series race as night-time events during Speedweeks.
That is great news to most race fans! For those who have never been to Daytona, let alone not seen a race under the lights there, they are in for a great surprise! To have the Budweiser Duels run on Thursday night will be outstanding. It will also add to the ratings, running the race in prime time.
I don’t know about you, sports fans, but I really can’t wait for my 2014 trek to “The World center of Speed” so that I can sit in my seat on a Thursday night watching these fantastic qualifier races!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!