Daytona International Speedway - October 11-13, 2019

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Arnold Palmer – The Pilot, to be honored at

Great American Celebration of Speed™ 

The King of Golf was also a celebrated pilot with a record setting accomplishment.

Daytona Beach Fl, (April 29, 2019) – On May 19, 1976 Arnold Palmer and two other pilots landed at Denver’s Stapleton Field after circumnavigating the globe in a Lear Jet 36 in less than 58 hours setting a new speed record. Denver was an earlier milestone in the Palmer career. In 1960 he won the US Open at Cherry Hills.

The Great American Celebration of Speed™ at Daytona International Speedway October 11-13 will honor Arnold Palmer -The Pilot with a Salute and Exhibit of memorabilia from his aviation exploits as well as featuring the famed Palmer Pennzoil Tractor.

“I was fortunate to have Arnold as a friend for over 20-years” said Steve Hosid CEO of The Great American Celebration of Speed,™ “ and I knew his love of flying and relished the stories he shared of his flight experiences but I never realized the wide range of his accomplishments.  We want to show that side of Arnie to the crowds attending our 3-day event and I guarantee many never knew about that side of his life.”

The Great American Celebration of Speed™ brings together the most famous and fastest historic, current and future vehicles from the tracks, dirt, air and water to one location the World Center of Speed, Daytona International Speedway. All will come alive and run in timed events on the track, jump overhead, scream down the infield lake and fly in the sky above. Blimps will even be racing above the famed Daytona oval. 

 Just some of the other Palmer flight accomplishments are piloting a 747, landing a jet on a carrier and flying alongside the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds. All this from a young man who was afraid to fly so he took lessons to overcome the fear and then flew everything from single engine props to his Citation X, the fastest jet manufactured that is not supersonic, during 50-years logging over 20,000 hours. 

What: Great American Celebration of Speed
When: October 11-13, 2019
Where: Daytona International Speedway
Contact: Steve Hosid, CEO | 407-257-9384 | SteveHosid@Hotmail.com

Daytona International Speedway

October 11-13, 2019

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