Daytona Int'l Speedway news 2010-05-26

Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 Perpetual Trophy Taking Rare Trip To Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall Of Fame Museum The Prestigious Daytona 500 Trophy To Be On Display Alongside Famed Borg-Warner Trophy DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Harley J. Earl ...

Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 Perpetual Trophy Taking Rare Trip To Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall Of Fame Museum

The Prestigious Daytona 500 Trophy To Be On Display Alongside Famed Borg-Warner Trophy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 Perpetual trophy rarely voyages from its home inside the Daytona 500 Experience motorsports attraction at Daytona International Speedway.

Last Friday, the trophy which honors every winner of the Daytona 500 -- the most prestigious event in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- left on a trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway where it arrived on Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

The trophy, which weighs more than 100 pounds, will be on display at the Museum through Monday, May 31, side-by-side with the famed Borg-Warner Trophy, which honors every winner of the Indianapolis 500 -- the most prestigious event in open-wheel racing.

Only two car owners, both who whom have entries in the upcoming Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May 30, can say they share unique bond with the Harley J. Earl and the Borg-Warner Trophy.

Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske have the distinction of being the only two owners to have captured both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.

Penske won the 50th running of the Daytona 500 in 2008 with driver Ryan Newman. Earlier this year, Ganassi was victorious in the 52nd annual Daytona 500 with driver Jamie McMurray.

No owner has ever accomplished the feat of winning both races in the same year.

"We're excited to take part in this unique opportunity to display two of the biggest and most significant trophies in motorsports," Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. "The history behind these two trophies is legendary and they represent two of America's most spectacular races."

UPS, the official delivery & logistics company of Daytona International Speedway and the Daytona 500, is providing the transportation of the Harley J. Earl trophy from Daytona Beach, Fla., to Indianapolis and then back to the "World of the Racing."

-source: dis

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray , Chip Ganassi , Roger Penske