NASCAR Racing Experience will sponsor the season-opening Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway, track officials announced Tuesday.
The 120-lap, 300-mile NASCAR Racing Experience 300 will take place Feb. 16. The race will be the first of a multi-year partnership to host the Xfinity season opener going forward.
“We’ve enjoyed a long-standing partnership with the NASCAR Racing Experience and are looking forward to expanding that relationship with this announcement,” DIS president Chip Wile said in a media release. “NASCAR Racing Experience gives their guests the opportunity to experience the same thrills and sensations that the stars of our sport encounter when they are battling for a coveted Daytona victory.”
In addition to the sponsorship, NASCAR Racing Experience will offer additional ride opportunities to guests from Feb. 11 to 15 during Daytona Speedweeks.
The 2018 Xfinity Series season opener produced the closest finish in NASCAR history (see main photo). Tyler Reddick recorded a 0.000-second margin of victory over then-teammate Elliott Sadler, who retired from racing at the end of the season.