Daytona Fan Precautions

Officials urge caution for Pepsi 400 fans DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 1998) Recent fires in the Daytona Beach area will require fans attending the three days of activities leading up to, and including, the historic July 4 NASCAR Winston Cup...

Officials urge caution for Pepsi 400 fans

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 1998) Recent fires in the Daytona Beach area will require fans attending the three days of activities leading up to, and including, the historic July 4 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Pepsi 400 to exercise patience and understanding of the conditions that exist in the Volusia County area.

While fires have not directly affected the speedway or its immediate area, fans are asked to take the following precautions:

Allow for extra travel time before and after the event.

Be prepared to consider alternate routes.

Travel with a map.

Tune to local Daytona Beach area radio stations for the latest traffic information.

Tune to MRN affiliates around the country for updates (for a listing of your local MRN affiliate visit MRNNET.com).

Visit NASCAR Online or DAYTONAUSA.com for the latest information.

In addition, visitors to the area are asked to be aware of their surroundings and to adhere to the following recommendations by Volusia County Fire Services:

Do not discard cigarettes or cigars out of cars. Extinguish them responsibly.

Because of smoke in some areas, especially in the morning, outdoor activities should be limited during those hours.

Sale and possession of fireworks -- including sparklers -- as well as campfires, bonfires, etc., are prohibited in Florida. Daytona International Speedway fire and safety crews, as well as the Daytona Beach Police Department, will patrol Speedway property to enforce these regulations.

"Significant progress has been made in containing the fires during the past several days," said John Graham, president of Daytona International Speedway. "We do plan to run the Pepsi 400 on schedule Saturday, July 4."

Further information will be made available on an as-needed basis.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Graham