Daytona police investigate Speedway bomb threat

An anonymous bomb threat was called in to police Thursday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, but law enforcement swept the area and found no traces of any explosive devices, Chief Craig Capri said.

The caller said multiple devices were on Speedway property, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., and they were set to go off in 30 minutes, but no detonations took place 30 minutes after the call, Capri said.

The search of the premises took an hour and nothing was found, police spokeswoman Lyda Longa said.

Police obtained a phone number, the chief said, and detectives are working to identify and locate the caller.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Daytona Beach Police Department's Criminal Services Division at 386-671-5202.

--- Daytona Beach News Journal ---


Just before Monster Energy Cup Series drivers hit the track Thursday for practice at Daytona, a bomb threat against the speedway was called into the Daytona Beach Police Department.

"On Thursday afternoon, June 29, 2017, a call was received at the front desk of the Daytona Beach Police Department regarding a bomb threat at the Speedway," a statement released by police read.

"The caller said he had placed multiple bombs on Speedway property. A thorough check of the property was done and nothing was found an hour into the search."

Police say there is an active and ongoing investigation into who made the threats against the track.

Despite the danger, NASCAR held four practices at the track for the Cup and Xfinity Series Thursday and races scheduled for Friday and Saturday night are expected to go on as planned.

--- Sporting News ---