BACK TO THE ROOTS
Back to the Roots Daytona is an annual event to celebrate the history and culture of auto racing and preserve the memory of Bill France Sr. and his accomplishments to the sport.
Back to the Roots Daytona will promote the awareness of maintaining a community link to the history of racing by bringing everyone together at the annual events.
The annual Back to the Roots Daytona celebration is held at the 316 Main Street Station historic garage and gathering place where Bill France Sr. once owned and operated the garage and promoted his events from that location. It is now an entertainment venue for meeting friends, hearing live entertainment and hosting a variety of charitable and community events.
The vision of Back to the Roots Daytona is to unite the Legends of Auto Racing and share stories, history and memorabilia with today's fans enthusiasts so that they feel a part of racing history.
Marvin Panch Awards Brunch
Feb. 12, 2019
Marvin Panch Back to the Roots Awards Brunch sponsored by Aunt Catfish 10:30am - 1:30pm Come out for this annual awards ceremony for 12 selected recipients. Bloody Mary Social Hour at 9:30am. $30 tickets must be purchased in advance. Limited seating available. Tickets may be purchased conveniently online by credit card. For check or cash purchases please contact Phaedra Lee for more information:
(386) 214-1389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep the Racing Community Alive - Join us for tasty food, friendship, racing history chatter and a live auction hosted by the
Shriners Hospital for Children.
BACK TO THE ROOTS MISSION STATEMENT
Back to the Roots Daytona is an annual event to celebrate the history and culture of auto racing.
WHAT WE DO
We promote the awareness of maintaining a link to the history of racing and celebrating the people who have made the sport what it is today and into the future by bringing everyone together at the annual event.
316 Main Street Station is a historic gathering place where Bill France Sr once owed a garage. It is now a hotspot for meeting friends and hearing live entertainment. With over 35,000sq ft it can host many types of events throughout the year.
To unite the Legends of Auto Racing and share stories, history and memorabilia with today's fans and enthusiasts.
WHAT WE NEED
We need partners to spread the word of the event, help collect auction items, provide tools to grow the event and fans to attend the festival.
Phaedra Lee and Zetta Baker
Racing History Enthusiasts and Co-Founders of Back to the Roots
“I was fascinated with the history of the garage and what it stands for in relation to the creation of the NASCAR organization. One simple man was able to unite many people and organize what is now a leading corporate structure. Why would a man in the 30s put his wife and his two kids in the car with basically nothing, no money. He's driving to Miami and breaks down in Daytona on Main Street. He goes to borrow a tool from the local and the two hit it off and France had a job. He made a decision based off of observing that he could do racing and promotion better. At a time where racing cars was becoming illegal - Bill France took it upon himself to take responsibility to turn racing into a business. He called a meeting and with collaboration created a legacy. In order to protect the sport of racing. There's a lot of passion to carry on the legend and to capture what it is that made Daytona famous. I feel personally responsible to share the stories. To honor everyone who was involved, not just Bill France, Sr.” —Phaedra Lee, Managing Partner and Events Coordinator