Published: Jun 20, 2012 3:01 PM EDT

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) - The grandstands at Daytona International Speedway will soon be smoke-free.
    
NASCAR driver Jeffrey Earnhardt held a press conference Tuesday along with a group of Florida teens and local officials.
    
Earnhardt said that families see drivers and venues like Daytona as legendary and this decision sends a healthy message to race fans. He is a spokesman for Tobacco Free Florida.
    
The grandstands will officially be smoke-free starting with the Subway Jalapeño 250 Powered by Coca-Cola on July 6.
    
Members of the group Students Working against Tobacco encouraged other outdoor Florida venues to also adopt tobacco-free and smoke-free policies.

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