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.
Important Event Update
**AWARDS BRUNCH DATE CHANGED TO AUGUST 26, 2021.**
For the safety of participants, award recipients, staff and guests, the larger, more populated events of the 9th Annual Back to the Roots celebration have been rescheduled for August 24, 25 & 26, 2021.
WE ARE OPEN & CELEBRATING RACING HISTORY • FEBRUARY 6-9, 2021
LIVE BROADCAST SUNDAY, FEB. 7 • 10AM
PLUS PANCAKES & BACON
Historic Main Street Station garage bar and entertainment venue will be open to welcome fans of racing history on our originally scheduled dates of February 6-9 with great music, cold drinks, and an atmosphere honoring and celebrating the roots of our racing history in Daytona Beach!
AUGUST 26, 2021 Marvin Panch Back to the Roots Awards Brunch 9:30am - 1:30pm. Brought to you by Motor Racing Heritage Association. The Annual trophy presentation of the Red Vogt Award, Behind the Scenes Women in Racing Award and Tim Sullivan Award, Alan Kulwicki Award and People’s Choice Award along with a brick paver induction with emcee Buz McKim. Tickets are $20 and include entry along with food & soda and a collectible event program. Enjoy a cold beer or cocktail for purchase from the friendly staff.
(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 silent auction hosted by the
Shriners Hospitals 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