WalletHub put together a pretty cool Daytona 500 By The Numbers report to celebrate. It includes a fun infographic with factoids about the race, particularly the financial side, and a Q&A with leading motorsports experts.
Below you can find a few highlights from the report:
- 14: Drivers have died at the Daytona International Speedway.
- 13.7M: The average number of television viewers for the past five Daytona 500 races.
- $1.6B: The economic impact of the 2015 Daytona 500.
- 7,100+: Solar panels were added to Daytona International Speedway, preventing 2,200 metric tons of carbon emissions each year.