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Latest Discovery of Fossilized Mastodon Bones Help make the Daytona 500 a family vacation event
As the countdown to the world’s most famous auto race gets underway, the Daytona 500 promises to be historic AND even pre-historic.
The Daytona 500 won’t be running until February 26th, 2012 but the home of the Great American Race is already making news. Just last week, the bones of a pre-historic mastodon were discovered in a Daytona Beach construction site.
The Mastodons resembled wooly mammoths and lived nearly 4 million years ago before going extinct and the latest discovery of the long ago mammals are now being handled by Daytona Beach’s Museum of Arts and Sciences.
According to prominent Daytona Beach businesswoman Blaine Staed Lansberry, this new discovery underscores once again how entire families can enjoy the area during the Daytona 500 race. The mastodon bones will be displayed at the museum, which already houses the area's other major prehistoric find: a 13-foot-tall giant sloth from 130,000 years ago. Lansberry adds, this latest fun find means that our ‘Be a part of the 500 History” contest is doubly meaningful.”
To help make the preeminent Nascar event a fun family vacation, Lansberry’s famous Bahama House hotel in Daytona Beach will be holding its first ever “Daytona 2012 – Be a Part of the 500 History” contest featuring a free hotel stay and free race tickets.
The renowned Bahama House is home to new social media based contest designed to let one lucky family live the 2012 Daytona 500 race experience with a luxury hotel room and free race tickets! The Bahama House website and Facebook pages will feature all of the contest details.
Consistently ranked a top hotel in Daytona Beach by TripAdvisor.com, the Bahama House is located just south of Daytona Beach’s bustling center. The 10 story resort has long played host to race teams and race car drivers and is ideally located for guests who want to enjoy the hugely popular race at the Daytona International Speedway.
For more info, an interview or additional details please contact:
Blaine Staed Lansberry
Vice President, Sales & Marketing