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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:51 PM

When it comes to Daytona International Speedway, iRacing will soon be offering its members the best of both worlds: Daytona past and Daytona present.
Following the 2010 racing season, of course, the famed “Big D” underwent a $20 million resurfacing project. Although the primary focus was the 2.5 mile oval, the Bus Stop chicane and adjoining apron on Daytona’s 3.56 mile road course were also resurfaced. In keeping with its commitment to the accuracy of its digital race circuits, iRacing conducted a total rescan of Daytona following the repaving work and is in the process of rebuilding its version of the track.

Although the “new” Daytona International Speedway will be integrated into iRacing’s various online racing series in February, the service will continue to make the “old” Daytona available to members for use in hosted races and private leagues. The new version of the track will be referred to as simply Daytona International Speedway, while the older version will be called Daytona circa 2007 (the last scan date prior to the 2011 scan).

“We anticipate the new track being ready in February, certainly in time for the iRacing.com Daytona 500 which is scheduled for Feb 25th, the day before the real world Daytona 500,” says Tony Gardner, president of iRacing.com. “We are also rescheduling the iRacing.com GRAND-AM Continental Showdown and 2.4 Hours of Daytona races for mid-February and hope we can use the new track for those events as well.”
Gardner noted the new version of the track will not be in the 2012 Season 1 build, scheduled for release at the end of January. He also said that while iRacing’s “new” Daytona will include night versions of both the oval and road courses, Daytona circa 2007 will remain exactly in its current form, which does not feature night racing.

“The final good news is that members who own Daytona circa 2007 on the day we release the ‘new’ Daytona in February, willget the ‘new’ track for free,” Gardner says. “Those members who don't own Daytona circa 2007 will be able to buy the new Daytona at the normal price of $14.95 and the old track for $5.00. So the bottom line is, if you don't own Daytona, you can buy Daytona circa 2007 now and then you will get the new one forfree -- plus you’ll still have the old Daytona. Obviously, it’s a great track to have for both road and oval racers.”


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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:11 PM

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:56 PM

You still have time to take advantage of iRacing’s great Daytona 2-Fer: Buy the original track before Tuesday (February 14) and you’ll also get our totally updated version of the track when it’s released – complete with new pavement, modified chicane and lighted night versions of the oval and road course. What’s more, the new version of the track will have three different skies: daylight, dusk and night.

That’s two tracks (and three skies!) for the price of one.
Although the “new” Daytona International Speedway will be integrated into iRacing’s various online racing series next week, the “old” Daytona will still be available to members for use in hosted races and private leagues. The new version of the track will be referred to as simply Daytona International Speedway, while the older version will be called Daytona circa 2007(the last scan date prior to the 2011 scan).

“Members who own Daytona circa 2007 when we release the ‘new’ Daytona on Tuesday willget the ‘new’ track for free,” says Tony Gardner, president of iRacing. “Those members who don't own Daytona circa 2007 will be able to buy the new Daytona at the normal price of $14.95 and the old track for $5.00. So the bottom line is, if you don't own Daytona, you can buy Daytona circa 2007 for $14.95 now and then you will get the new one for free -- plus you’ll still have the old Daytona. Obviously, it’s a great track to have for both road and oval racers . . . make that two great tracks!”


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

The Daytona International Speedway rebuild is now available. The result of a total rescan of the facility following the recent $20M resurfacing project, iRacing’s “new” Daytona International Speedway features the repaved 2.5 mile oval and some more subtle changes made to the Bus Stop chicane and the adjoining apron. Additionally, iRacing’s revamped Daytona International Speedway includes lights for night racing on both the oval and the 3.56 mile road course not to mention three different skies for oval and road course alike: daylight, dusk and night.


The revamped version of the track, known simply as Daytona International Speedway, will be integrated into official iRacing series immediately. The previous version of the track, known as “Daytona Circa 2007,” will continue to be available for testing, private leagues and hosted racing.

iRacers who already own “Daytona Circa 2007” will automatically have Daytona International Speedway added to their inventory of tracks, free of charge. If you don’t own Daytona, you can purchase the new track for the regular price of $14.95 and Daytona Circa 2007 for $5.00.


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