The Orbitz 300 is the very first race in the NASCAR Busch Series season. It takes place at the Daytona International Speedway.Click Here to Buy Orbitz 300 race NASCAR Tickets
It takes place the day before the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida. It precedes the Stater Brothers 300. Known as the Hershey's Kissables 300 in 2006, it was called the Hershey's Take 5 300 in 2005, and the Hershey's Kisses 300 in 2004. It was first called the Modified Sportsman Race from 1959 to 1965. It is a 300-mile race that covers 120 laps. The 2007 winner was Kevin Harvick, following a two-year consecutive winning streak by Tony Stewart. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won for three years in a row between the years of 2002 and 2004. Dale Earnhardt Sr. won the race for a five year consecutive streak between 1990 and 1994; after winning once in 1982 as well.
The race started as a modified race, held on the Beach and Road Course, and in 1966 it was titled the Permatex 300, becoming the second race to ever be named for a corporate sponsor. The Motor Trend 500 held in Riverside, California was the first. The only year the race finished on a Monday, the day after the Daytona 500, was in 2004, because of rain.