DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- NASCAR officials have rescheduled qualifying day for the Sprint Cup's 2010 Daytona 500 to avoid a conflict with the Super Bowl.
Originally, qualifying for NASCAR's season-opening auto race had been set for Sunday, Feb. 7. But officials learned the Super Bowl would take place that day at Miami's Land Shark Stadium and moved qualifying to Feb. 6.
The Budweiser Shootout and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series opener will happen the same day, giving Daytona its first triple-header.
"We're excited about the new schedule," said Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig. "By moving Daytona 500 qualifying to Saturday, we are now providing even more value to our race fans. (They) can now enjoy a unique racing triple-header as well as all the festivities surrounding the Super Bowl the following day."