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Daytona Speedway could host a college football game

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We’ve had college football games in baseball stadiums and overseas. Now, how about one in a race track?

Dayton International Speedway could end up hosting a college football game. And/or a NFL game. And/or a soccer game. Maybe.

Speaking to the Associated Press on Friday, track president Joie Chitwood said he’s interested in hosting other sporting events at the track, including possible college football games with Florida and Florida State.

The speedway is currently undergoing a massive renovation that will include better seating and more televisions. The project is projected to be completed in January, 2016, and the games would be played on the infield grass in front of the start-finish line.

The sight lines alone could make this a terrible idea. Unless the track hosted both a NASCAR race and a college football game at the same time.

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10 Responses to “Daytona Speedway could host a college football game”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Jul 7, 2013 9:52 AM

    Why do they keep trying to add gimmicks to football? Goodell is bad enough with his remote game locations and wanting to move teams out of country but now they are doing it in college as well?
    Stop messing with something that isn’t broken!

  2. floridacock says: Jul 7, 2013 10:14 AM

    Stupid idea. Unless you want to sit 300 yards from the sideline. But money will prevail, as always

  3. fahmundamahbalsaq says: Jul 7, 2013 10:40 AM

    Hopefully they are giving away free telescopes cause that is the only way you’d be able to see the game. F*****ing stupid idea.

  4. dryzzt23 says: Jul 7, 2013 12:01 PM

    Goodell? He has NOTHING to do with this. This is all the money hungry universities that want to do this.

  5. 35longmiles says: Jul 7, 2013 12:33 PM

    Typical internet doofus knee-jerk responses above. Actually look at a plan before writing it off.

    I don’t think Chitwood was planning on putting one sideline on the front stretch and one on the backstretch. Aforementioned morons can’t compute that.

    If a workable temporary grand stand idea was implemented, it could possibly be a hit. It does have the potential to be an on the field battle ground for state supremacy. Just an idea. Rotate all the Florida schools there including little sister Miami. Ha!

    Whatever, somebody can come up with a better plan, just don’t shoot it down before even seeing a plan.

  6. prov1x says: Jul 7, 2013 12:41 PM

    Would make more sense to have a UT-VaTech game at Bristol. They would fill it up, NASCAR can’t do that anymore.

  7. imaduffer says: Jul 7, 2013 12:51 PM

    I have a better idea. Why don’t they just put a domed stadium on the Moon?

  8. scalpemseminoles says: Jul 7, 2013 4:07 PM

    Ive been to EVERY florida state game in the state of florida for the last four years. I WILL NOT go to the game in daytona if we are sent there. I’m surprised we would even consider this idea

  9. florida727 says: Jul 7, 2013 6:33 PM

    From a fan’s perspective, this is about as stupid an idea as if they put the NCAA basketball Final Four in a football stadium. Oh wait…

    Seriously, if Florida or Florida State give up a home game for something like this, whoever the A.D. is should immediately be fired for their total disregard for their fan base. Who wants to watch a football game through a pair of binoculars?

  10. hhhoustonk says: Nov 26, 2013 4:07 PM

    Ok so obviously none of you have been to Daytona… the game probably would not be in the infield but in grass between pit road and the track because it large enough, with sidelines on pit road and the apron, oh that’s the place under the yellow line along the track, since all of you seem to have no idea about NASCAR… maybe you old guys should check ..get a life…

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