Daytona Bike race moved back

Moving the 2012 Daytona 500 to the last Sunday in February created a domino effect that spilled into Daytona International Speedway's Motorcycle Week.

Next year's Daytona 200 will be staged on March 17 or a week following the Daytona Supercross. Both events are on Saturdays.

The Daytona 200, America's most historic motorcycle race, is a grueling and demanding 200-mile event staged on the twists and turns of Daytona's 3.51-mile road course.

Daytona 200 Week motorcycle racing will begin on Saturday, March 10, with the prestigious Daytona Supercross — the only AMA Supercross event in Florida in 2012.

The tough and challenging course will be designed for the fifth straight year by five-time Daytona Supercross winner Ricky Carmichael.

NASCAR moved the 2012 Daytona 500 to Feb. 26 — a week later than its normal slot on the calendar. Fox Sports asked for the change to condense the first segment of the Sprint Cup season.

Other 2012 Speed Weeks events include the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Jan. 28-29; ARCA 200, Feb. 18; Budweiser Shootout, Feb. 18; Daytona 500 qualifying, Feb. 19; Gatorade Duel, Feb. 23; NextEra 250, Feb. 24; and Nationwide Series 300, Feb. 25.

Tickets for the Daytona 200 will go on sale June 10. For more information call 800-748-7467.

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