JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III donned a No. 59 Jacksonville Jaguars jersey Tuesday and took the practice field for a little fun.
It might have been a business trip, too.
The Jaguars have made it clear they would like to regionalize their small-market franchise, which could lead to playing preseason games in neighboring cities like Daytona Beach, Gainesville and Orlando. And Chitwood wants to host a football game on Daytona's front-stretch infield.
Chitwood says the sides have "not had a formal discussion, but we've got some great relationships. There's always an opportunity."
Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M played games at Daytona in the early 1970s, and with the famed track undergoing a $400 million renovation, Chitwood believes the upgraded facility will land more sporting events in the future.
2010 Daytona 500 champion Jamie McMurray joined Chitwood at Jaguars practice on Tuesday. They were both in town to promote the upcoming Coke Zero 400 on July 5th.