NASCAR Star Kurt Busch Named Grand Marshal for Progressive American Flat Track’s DAYTONA Short Track Doubleheader
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 8, 2023) – Progressive American Flat Track is thrilled to announce that NASCAR superstar Kurt Busch will serve as the Grand Marshal for the DAYTONA Short Track I & II presented by Daytona Dodge on Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 10, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion, who most recently drove the No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota Camry TRD for 23XI Racing, Busch knows exactly what it takes to reign supreme at Daytona International Speedway. Chief among the extensive list of accomplishments he’s garnered during a lifetime of racing is his 2017 DAYTONA 500 victory.
In addition to his NASCAR Cup title and DAYTONA 500 victory, Busch boasts 34 Cup victories, has won in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions – the Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Craftsman Truck Series – and was named Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year in 2014.
The 2023 Progressive American Flat Track season will launch with the hugely anticipated return of the DAYTONA Short Track I & II at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10. Get your tickets now at https://www.tixr.com/promoters/americanflattrack.
For those that can’t catch the live action from Daytona International Speedway, FansChoice.tv is the live streaming home of Progressive AFT, sign up now and catch every second of on-track action starting with Practice & Qualifying and ending with Victory Podium at the end of the night at https://www.fanschoice.tv.
FOX Sports coverage, featuring in-depth features and thrilling onboard cameras, will premiere on FS1 from the Daytona Short Track I on March 18 at 10:30 am ET (7:30 am PT) and Daytona Short Track II on March 19 at 12:30 pm ET (9:30 am PT).
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Tickets are on sale now for the DAYTONA 200 and other events during Bike Week at The World Center of Racing. For more information, fans are encouraged to visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway via www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as the all-new NASCAR Tracks App, for the latest speedway news.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of The Great American Race – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the World Center of Racing, boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. Some of the exciting racing events include January’s Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and Roar Before The Rolex 24, February’s DAYTONA 500 and Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth, March’s Bike Week At DAYTONA Presented By Monster Energy, featuring DAYTONA Supercross and the DAYTONA 200, the August Coke Zero Sugar 400 weekend, and much more. The Speedway grounds are also used extensively for other events that include concerts (Welcome to Rockville, Heroes Honor Festival, etc.), sporting events (DAYTONA Soccer Fest, CLASH DAYTONA, etc.) civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
About Progressive American Flat Track
Progressive American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on Progressive American Flat Track, please visit us on the web, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram and catch all the Progressive American Flat Track racing action on FOX Sports.