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H.Res. 931 (110th): Expressing support for designation of February 17, 2008, as “Race Day in America” and highlighting the 50th running of the Daytona 500.

The text of the resolution below is as of Jan 17, 2008 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. RES. 931


January 17, 2008

(for himself, Mr. Mica, Mr. Keller of Florida, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Boyd of Florida, Mr. Mahoney of Florida, Mr. Meek of Florida, Mr. Weldon of Florida, and Mr. Stearns) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


Expressing support for designation of February 17, 2008, as Race Day in America and highlighting the 50th running of the Daytona 500.

Whereas the Daytona 500 is the most prestigious stock car race in the United States;

Whereas the Daytona 500 annually kicks off the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR’s top racing series;

Whereas millions of racing fans have spent the third Sunday of each February since 1959 watching, listening to, or attending the Daytona 500;

Whereas the purse for the Daytona 500 is typically the largest in motor sports;

Whereas winning the prestigious Harley J. Earl Trophy is stock car racing's greatest prize and privilege;

Whereas nearly 1,000,000 men and women in the Armed Forces in nearly 180 countries worldwide listen to the race on the radio via the American Forces Network;

Whereas Daytona International Speedway is the home of The Great American Race, the Daytona 500;

Whereas fans from all 50 States and many foreign nations converge at the World Center of Racing each year to see the motor sports spectacle;

Whereas Daytona International Speedway becomes one of the largest cities in the State of Florida by population on race day, with more than 200,000 fans in attendance;

Whereas well-known politicians, celebrities, and athletes take part in the festivities surrounding the Daytona 500; and

Whereas February 17, 2008, would be an appropriate day to designate as Race Day in America because the Daytona 500 celebrates its historic 50th running on this day: Now, therefore, be it

That the United States House of Representatives—


recognizes the 50th running of the Daytona 500, The Great American Race; and


supports designation of a Race Day in America in honor of the Daytona 500.