Law enforcement reminds fans to be vigilant on race weekend

By Dominic Aragon

February 18, 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The Daytona Beach Police Department is wanting race fans in attendance of the sold out Daytona 500 to stay safe and exercise caution during NASCAR’s opening weekend.

Daytona International Speedway (DIS) officials tell The Racing Experts that track security at DIS is coordinating with local law enforcement groups including the Daytona Beach Police Department, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol to keep atendees safe during the event.

“Keep your eyes open, have as much fun as you can and stay safe,” said Lyda Longa, spokesperson for the Daytona Beach Police Department. “And very important, especially now in the last few days, if you see something, definitely say something.

“If you suspect something is going on that shouldn’t be going on, please contact your closest officer that you see or somebody from the track security.”

The police department says there are no credible threats made against the speedway at this time.

Additionally, the department said there is no update to the July bomb threat made against the speedway at the time of publication.

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