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The New Daytona International Speedway was officially opened at the end of the 2058 NASCAR Google Cup Series season. After the 2058 Daytona 500, the "old Daytona International Speedway" was closed permanently except for testing (re-allowed after the 2019 NASCAR Google Cup season because the bad economy made a 10-year ban necessary) and the 24 hour race at Daytona.
The new mega-speedway is a 6.43 mile tri-oval compared to the 2.5 mile tri-oval of the old track and was inspired by the classic video game Gran Turismo 4. Located just 100 miles north of the former Daytona International Speedway on the major Interstate highway, the new track first began operating with NASCAR's newest event, the Daytona 700. The track will be officially below sea level and will require constant maintenance to prevent it from flooding.
Because the track is three times larger than the old track, the hydrogen cells of the stock cars are tested to their absolute maximum. Cars can safely travel up to 400 miles per hour (643.7 kilometres per hour) on the high embankments; however the average speed of the winner would hover around the 255 miles per hour mark until the 2079 Daytona 700 (open wheel vehicles would go around 290 miles an hour by this point in comparison). Advances in both automobile technology and medicine (especially the use of nano-performance enhancers) made the average speed of the winner finally shatter the 300-mile-per hour barrier that has stumped even Formula One prior to their merger with NASCAR. By the year 2105, races with top speed of 340 miles per hour become the norm even on short tracks (open wheel vehicles will do almost 400 miles per hour at the Indianapolis 500 at this point).
In addition to NASCAR, the new speedway would also be used for open-wheel races like the Indy Racing League and the American Le Mans Series. John Orichosky Jr was the winner of the first Daytona 700 followed by Kyle Larson in second and Bobby Logano (son of Joey Logano) in third. This inaugural event took place on February 13, 2059.
The television ban was enacted worldwide due to the graphic violence and strong sexual content on television that was on shows other than NASCAR. Except for the occasional bleeped expletive, NASCAR shows were always considered family entertainment.