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Country 500 music festival won't return to Daytona International Speedway

New music festival could be coming in future

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Country 500 music festival will no longer be held at the Daytona International Speedway, bringing a three-year run to an end.

Officials from the speedway did not provide a reason for the discontinuation, but said that the sporting venue will continue to host music festivals and other nontraditional events.

"We are in the midst of negotiations right now for a new music opportunity for the future," a statement from the speedway read. "In the fall and winter of 2018, the Speedway is continuing to host non-traditional events such as an e-sports tournament, the Magic of Lights holiday display and Challenge Daytona, an international middle-distance triathlon.”

This year, the Country 500 was hosted during Memorial Day weekend with big-name headliners including Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton and Sugarland.

To see a calendar of events at the speedway, click here.


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