Daytona International Speedway has announced that it has entered a multi-year deal with the University of Northwestern Ohio to sponsor the track’s infield Fanzone.
The Fanzone, which debuted in 2005, is a 211,636-square foot entertainment area located between the garage areas for NASCAR’s Monster Energy Series and the Xfinity Series.
The naming rights belong to the school located in Lima, Ohio, about 90 minutes northwest of Columbus. The school founded the first high-performance motorsports degree program in the country in 1992 and 10 years ago opened a 70,000-square foot motorsports complex.
UNOH has had a 14-year relationship with the ARCA Racing Series and has sponsored the last five Camping World Truck Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway and the last three Truck races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“We’re excited to continue to grow our relationship with the University of Northwestern Ohio,” Daytona International Speedway president Chip Wile said in a press release.. “UNOH is widely recognized throughout the country for their motorsports degree program. We look forward to them engaging with our fans in the UNOH Fanzone, which delivers the most fan-friendly, hands-on experience in all of motorsports.”
The school is also the official education partner for Daytona and ARCA.
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Daytona International Speedway and have another venue to share with motorsports fans the unique educational opportunity students can get at the University of Northwestern Ohio,” UNOH president, Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis said in a press release. “Students from all 50 states and 49 countries have attended the University and we have UNOH graduates working in all facets of motorsports from dirt-track teams all the way up through NASCAR to NHRA and beyond. The UNOH Fanzone experience will bring to life what our students experience in the classroom and shop every day.”