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Sunoco Becomes Founding Partner of DAYTONA Rising Project At Daytona International Speedway
The DAYTONA Rising project, encompassing the Speedway's nearly one-mile long frontstretch, will be complete by January 2016. DAYTONA Rising will transform DIS into the world's first motorsports stadium with premium amenities and attractions.
"Sunoco is a long-time partner of ISC and we're excited to further develop our relationship," said ISC Chief Executive Officer Lesa France Kennedy. "A brand synonymous with motorsports for many years, Sunoco will continue to be a great asset across the ISC enterprise adding to the overall fan experience."
The multi-year agreement will provide Sunoco with naming rights for one of five fan injectors. The massive, new and redesigned entry statement includes over 20,000 square feet of Sunoco engagement and fan experiences that vertically span four concourse levels. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"This represents the next chapter of our long-term partnership with ISC," said Sunoco Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Cynthia Archer. "ISC is taking the motorsports experience to new heights by creating a visually-compelling facility. Fans will be amazed when they see the new motorsports stadium and Sunoco's engaging injector experience for the first time in 2016."
Additionally, Sunoco will have branding rights for one of the fan "neighborhoods" located near its injector. A total of 11 football field-size neighborhoods will be located throughout the new frontstretch, each featuring custom bar, retail and dining areas, as well as dozens of video screens.
"We're thrilled to welcome Sunoco as a DAYTONA Rising Founding Partner," said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. "With a rich history and commitment to customers, Sunoco will enhance the race day experience for fans at the Speedway for years to come."
Through the partnership, Sunoco continues to build its heritage in motorsports. Sunoco has served as the Official Fuel of NASCAR® since 2004 and is the exclusive provider of Sunoco Green E15 racing fuel for NASCAR's three national series: The NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTM, NASCAR XFINITY SeriesTM, and NASCAR Camping World Truck SeriesTM.
International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.
The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing NetworkSM, the nation's largest independent sports radio network, and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions. In addition, the Company has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.InternationalSpeedwayCorporation.com.
About Sunoco Inc.
Sunoco, Inc., wholly owned by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP), markets motor fuels through more than 4,800 Sunoco-branded locations in 26 states. Sunoco Inc. also has more than 650 APlus branded convenience stores which are company-operated or operated by third-party dealers. It is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of racing gasoline and is the official fuel of NASCAR, IndyCar and NHRA. For more information on Sunoco Retail and to find a local Sunoco location, visit www.Sunoco.com.
About DAYTONA Rising
DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon - Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or "injectors," will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or "neighborhoods," along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,500 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with trackside views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon, expected to create 6,300 jobs, $300 million in labor income and over $85 million in tax revenue, will be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500.
Barton Malow is serving as the design-builder for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan "Big House" and the Rose Bowl.
ROSSETTI is the architect for DAYTONA Rising. ROSSETTI is an award-winning architectural design and planning firm with 46 years of expertise in sports and entertainment projects including the Green Bay Packers Titletown, renovations for the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, a new headquarters for the LA Lakers, five MLS stadiums and the new retractable roof over the USTA's Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting www.DAYTONARising.com and connecting with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. Also, fans can see the construction project up close by taking one of the daily tours available at the Speedway on non-event days throughout the year. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/tours or the Speedway Ticket and Tours Building for more information. For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.
About Daytona International SpeedwayDaytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
NHRA National and Track Records Fall with Sunoco Race Fuel
Marcus Hook, Pa. (July 29, 2015) - Sunoco, the Official Fuel of the NHRA, has been the leader in the racing fuel category for decades, with a reputation built on quality, performance, and support to the racers. In their first year as the spec fuel of the NHRA pro classes, all of those elements have been demonstrated weekly as drivers and riders fueled by Sunoco have broken four national records and 59 individual track records across Top Fuel (TF), Funny Car (FC), Pro Stock (PS) and Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM).
Just past the halfway point of the season, Larry Dixon (TF at 332.51mph), Courtney Force (FC at 325.06mph) and Hector Arana, Jr. (PSM at 199.88mph) all have set national speed records, while Jason Line (PS at 6.455 sec.) had the fastest elapsed time in the history of Pro Stock competition. At least one new track record has been recorded at every national event through Sonoma, a tribute to the consistency of performance that these competitors are finding with Sunoco Race Fuels.
Beyond the performance on the strip, Sunoco is also proud to say that at the halfway point of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, based on Sunoco's competitive pricing, it is estimated that the pro teams have realized more than a quarter of a million dollars in savings on fuel compared to the previous season.
Sunoco Race Fuels are put to the test every time the top drag racers in the world hit the throttle. They trust Sunoco to help them set records and see the win light, and you can too.
About Sunoco Inc.
Sunoco, Inc., wholly owned by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP), markets motor fuels through more than 4,800 Sunoco-branded locations in 26 states. Sunoco Inc. also has more than 650 APlus branded convenience stores which are company-operated or operated by third-party dealers. It is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of racing gasoline and is the official fuel of the NHRA, INDYCAR and NASCAR.
To learn more about Sunoco Race Fuel and to locate where it can be purchased near you, visit www.sunocoracefuels.com.
For more information on Sunoco Retail and to find a local Sunoco location, visit www.Sunoco.com.
1/4 Mile National Professional Records
Class E.T. Speed Date Driver / Rider Location
TF 332.51 07/05/15 Larry Dixon Jr. Norwalk, OH
FC 325.06 05/23/15 Courtney Force Topeka, KS
PS 6.455 03/29/15 Jason Line Concord, NC
PSM 199.88 03/29/15 Hector Arana Jr. Concord, NC
E.T. - 4.010 seconds by Cruz Pedregon (FC), May 2015
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
E.T. - 3.700 seconds Shawn Langdon (TF), Feb. 2015
MPH - 332.18 mph by Spencer Massey (TF), Feb. 2015
Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville
E.T. - 4.022 seconds by Cruz Pedregon (FC), March 2015
MPH - 329.02 mph by Spencer Massey (TF), March 2015
E.T. - 3.791 seconds by Larry Dixon (TF), July 2015
E.T. - 4.015 seconds by John Force (FC), July 2015
E.T. - 6.877 seconds by Allen Johnson (PS), July 2015
E.T. - 7.169 seconds by Eddie Krawiec (PSM)., July 2015
MPH - 326.95 mph by Brittany Force (TF), July 2015
MPH - 201.01 mph by Shane Gray (PS), July 2015
MPH - 187.96 mph by Hector Arana Jr. (PSM), July 2015
E.T. - 3.745 seconds by Tony Schumacher (TF), June 2015
MPH - 331.04 mph by Larry Dixon (TF), June 2015
MPH - 323.43 mph by John Force (FC), June 2015
Heartland Park Topeka
E.T. - 3.710 seconds by Richie Crampton (TF), May 2015
E.T. - 3.967 seconds by Chad Head (FC), May 2015
E.T. - 6.515 seconds by Erica Enders (PS), May 2015
MPH - 329.91 mph by Larry Dixon (TF), May 2015
MPH - 325.06 mph by Courtney Force (FC), May 2015
MPH - 211.43 mph by Erica Enders (PS), May 2015
New England Dragway
E.T. - 3.742 seconds by Tony Schumacher (TF), June 2015
MPH - 327.66 mph by Spencer Massey (TF), June 2015
MPH - 214.72 mph by Greg Anderson (PS), June 2015
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
E.T. - 3.725 seconds by Antron Brown (TF), June 2015
MPH - 199.37 mph by Hector Arana Jr. (PSM), June 2015
Route 66 Raceway
E.T. - 3.729 seconds by Antron Brown (TF), July 2015
E.T. - 3.966 seconds by Cruz Pedregon (FC), July 2015
E.T. - 6.528 seconds by Drew Skillman (PS), July 2015
E.T. - 6.856 seconds by Chip Ellis (PSM), July 2015
MPH - 328.78 mph by Dave Connolly (TF), July 2015
MPH - 211.83 mph by Greg Anderson (PS), July 2015
MPH - 196.82 mph by Hector Arana Jr. (PSM), July 2015
Royal Purple Raceway
E.T. - 3.726 seconds by Tony Schumacher (TF), April 2015
E.T. - 3.988 seconds by Jack Beckman (FC), April 2015
E.T. - 6.519 seconds by Jason Line (PS), April 2015
MPH - 330.07 mph by Spencer Massey (TF), April 2015
MPH - 320.81 mph by Matt Hagan (FC), April 2015
E.T. - 3.707 seconds by Antron Brown (TF), August 2015
E.T. - 3.921 seconds by Jack Beckman (FC), August 2015
E.T. - 6.499 seconds by Chris McGaha (PS), August 2015
MPH - 329.10 mph by Dave Connolly (TF), August 2015
MPH - 325.77 mph by Matt Hagan (FC), August 2015
MPH - 213.00 mph by Shane Gray (PS), August 2015
MPH - 198.79 mph by Hector Arana Jr. (PSM), August 2015
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park
E.T. - 3.731 seconds by Doug Kalitta (TF), July 2015
E.T. - 3.973 seconds by Matt Hagan (FC), July 2015
MPH - 332.51 mph by Larry Dixon (TF), July 2015
MPH - 322.96 by Matt Hagan (FC), July 2015
MPH - 196.76 mph by Chip Ellis (PSM), July 2015
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
MPH - 328.78 mph by Spencer Massey (TF), April 2015
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
E.T. - 3.720 seconds by Tony Schumacher (TF), Feb. 2015
E.T. - 3.975 seconds by Matt Hagan (FC), Feb. 2015
MPH - 324.83 mph by Matt Hagan (FC), Feb. 2015
E.T. - 3.713 seconds by J.R. Todd (TF), March 2015
E.T. - 6.455 seconds by Jason Line (PS), March 2015
E.T. - 6.794 seconds by Hector Arana Jr. (PSM), March 2015
MPH - 215.48 mph by Greg Anderson (PS), March 2015