DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Daytona International Speedway and Florida Hospital (soon to be renamed Advent Health) announced on Monday that they are expanding their relationship, as the health system will be the official presenting sponsor of the DAYTONA Speedweeks at the 'World Center of Racing.'
With this multi-year partnership, DAYTONA Speedweeks will now be referred to as DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth, which is highlighted by the the 61st annual DAYTONA 500, “The Great American Race.”
In 2014, Florida Hospital was named named a Founding Partner and the Official Healthcare Partner of Daytona International Speedway. Florida Hospital also provides the medical services at the facility. The new expansion will reportedly allow the hospital to further share its guiding philosophy of delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit on the DAYTONA Speedweeks’ international platform.
DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth includes the following events:
- The Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire, the ARCA Racing Series season opener: Saturday, February 9th
- DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger and the Advance Auto Parts Clash doubleheader: Sunday, February 10th
- The Duel At DAYTONA 150-mile qualifying races: Thursday, February 14th
- The NextEra Energy Resources 250, the season-opening event to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series: Friday, February 15th
- The DAYTONA 300, the season-opening event to the NASCAR Xfinity Series: Saturday, February 16th
- The DAYTONA 500, NASCAR’s biggest and most prestigious event that marks the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season: Sunday, February 17th
“Florida Hospital has been an ideal partner for Daytona International Speedway,” track president Chip Wile said. “To be able to expand our partnership to now include the DAYTONA Speedweeks brand will provide another platform for Florida Hospital to amplify their new name.”
“The DAYTONA 500 and the associated races of Speedweeks are the nation’s premier racing events and present an amazing opportunity to introduce AdventHealth to race fans across the globe,” said David Ottati, president and chief executive officer of Adventist Health System’s Central Florida Division - North Region, which includes the Florida Hospitals located in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties. “Since announcing our Founding Partnership with Daytona International Speedway four years ago, we have had the opportunity to share our message of health and wellness, focused on improving lifestyles and offering high-quality healthcare services. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to further expand upon our relationship with the Daytona International Speedway and are already looking forward to the upcoming Speedweeks.”