1 Fan Injectors. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three
different concourse levels. Each level features spacious areas, or “
neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. In addition, Daytona International Speedway now has more than 60 luxury suites with trackside views.
2 The New Standard. The new Daytona International Speedway takes the NASCAR fan experience to an entirely new level, offering amenities only
previously seen in the nation’s premier sports arenas and stadiums. To further
elevate the experience, the grandstand also includes hundreds of club and loge
seats, along with a new hospitality level.
3 Massive Grandstand. Daytona International Speedway’s new grandstand is nearly one mile in length. Given its size, the design had to take into
account the curvature of the Earth, which measures seven inches from the
grandstand’s end to end. In addition, the amount of steel used in the project
equals one percent of the U.S. annual steel output.
4 Economic Engine. The Daytona Rising project reportedly generated 6,300 new jobs, $300 million in labor income and more than $85 million in new tax revenue. Here, workers install seat backs and bottoms in the
grandstand area that overlooks the speedway between the exit of Turn 4 and
the entrance to pit road.
5 Interested Visitors. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Ryan Newman (left) and Martin Truex Jr. took a tour of the Daytona Rising construction
project during one of their visits to Daytona International Speedway. The iconic
2.5-mile track was the vision of NASCAR founder Bill France and has hosted
stock car racing since 1959.
6 Enormous Undertaking. Ground was broken on the Daytona Rising Project in July 2013 and construction was completed in the days leading
up to the 2016 racing season. The legendary speedway now has approximately
101,500 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many rest-rooms and three times as many concession stands.
After undergoing a 2.5-year, $400 million
reimagining, the new Daytona International
Speedway debuts during Speedweeks 2016.
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Renovations at Daytona