NASCAR made official Thursday the news reported by RaceDayCT on Wednesday. The UNOH Battle at the Beach will return to Daytona International Speedway in February.
As expected, the event will be run on Feb. 18 featuring a 150-lap non-points Whelen Modified Tour event and a 150-lap points paying K&N Pro Series East event. Both events will be run on a temporary track built as part of the backstretch of the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway facility.
“Fans around the world look forward to Speedweeks to kick off the NASCAR season, and we are proud to be able to present a week of short-track action leading up to the 56th running of the Daytona 500,” George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of touring & weekly series said in a release. “The anticipation for last year’s first UNOH Battle At The Beach was surpassed only by the number of people talking about the electrifying finishes. From New Smyrna to Daytona, and from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, this week provides a direct link between our short tracks and biggest stage, and further amplifies the spotlight on the rising talent throughout NASCAR’s touring and weekly series.”
NASCAR also confirmed Thursday that the K&N Pro Series East will kick off their 2014 schedule with a points race at New Smyrna Speedway on Feb. 16, part of the 48th running of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, a Speedweeks tradition at New Smyrna. New Smyrna will host six nights of Tour Type Modified division racing as part of the World Series.