Courtesy of Daytona International Speedway
DAYTONA BEACH, FL, MAR. 16, 2017
FansChoice.tv will once again provide live-streaming coverage of the 76th Daytona 200 American SportBike Racing Association race scheduled for Saturday, March 18, at Daytona International Speedway. Motorcycle fans can go online at www.FansChoice.tv and watch the historic 57-lap race free of charge.
The Daytona 200 is staged on the 3.51-mile road course and showcases riders aboard 600cc sportbikes battling for a purse of $175,000, with the race winner also being awarded a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Qualifying for the Daytona 200 will take place on Friday, March 17, with the race going green the following day at 1 p.m.
Michael Barnes from Boca Raton, Florida, returns as defending Daytona 200 champion and, once again, as a sentimental favorite. Last year, he came out of retirement to make his 13th start over a 20-year span in the legendary event. Riding a Yamaha 600, he became the oldest winner of the Daytona 200, at the age of 47.
Also among the 69-rider entry list is two-time Daytona 200 champion Danny Eslick, and Geoff May, who captured the pole for the Daytona 200 the past two years.
The Daytona 200 is America’s most historic motorcycle race. The inaugural event was held on the sands of Daytona Beach in 1937. The race was moved to Daytona International Speedway in 1961.
Unreserved stadium seating/ UNOH Fanzone and garage access for the Daytona 200 is $50, while unreserved stadium seating is only $35. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free.
Tickets for all 2017 Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 800/PITSHOP.
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