Daytona International Speedway Introduces World's Fastest Fish

In this challenging economic environment, it's tougher than ever for racetracks to attract fan dollars. So they have to be creative – like Daytona International Speedway did with this video.

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The track has introduced "Freddie, The World's Fastest Fish" to promote Speedweeks action on Daytona's freshly paved surface. A fish to promote asphalt? Yep. But actually, it works.

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In the video below, Freddie (a goldfish) gets strapped in for a ride on newly paved surface. And the surface is so smooth that Freddie is able to survive.

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But that's not the best part. What I found particularly cool was seeing Freddie's water tilt with the forces of gravity as the stock car roared around the turns.

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Freddie seemed to go with what the water was doing, driving to correct his position while his world was slanted.

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As for the claim that Freddie is the "world's fastest?" Daytona could be onto something there – after all, when has a fish ever gone faster?

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