Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Car Names


Yesterday, Feb. 26, Kurt Busch won the 59th running of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 with a spectacular last-lap pass. The 500, NASCAR’s marquee event, kicks off the racing season in late winter. But Daytona International Speedway hosts plenty of other races, including the 24-hour endurance race and several for motorcycles. As one of the most famous tracks in the world, it was inevitable that auto and bike manufacturers would trumpet their successes on the Florida track and adopt the name for its new models. Here are the manufacturers and models that proudly—most of the time—carried the famous name. Let us know if we missed any…

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/02/27/daytona-dozen


You forgot the Moto Guzzi Daytona and Daytona RS from the nineties. The story of these bikes and privateer / Dentist Dr. John Wittner is a worthwhile read. For a taste look up “1985 AMA Motorcycle Endurance Race at Daytona” on youtube.

If you are going to list all of those Triumphs, you need to include the first generation of Hinckley Daytonas, the 1995-1996 900/1200/ Super III. Those are the bikes that launched the Bloor trumpets.