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Daytona International Speedway Planning Upgrades and a More Modern Look

January 22nd, 2013 at 4:38 PM
By Mark Eddinger

Daytona International Speedway has an eye toward the future with a "grand vision" for the race facility. While no official plans have been approved by International Speedway Corp., track management has ideas ready for the improvement of the frontstretch grandstands, suites, press boxes, concourses, and entrance areas.

'Daytona International Speedway Frontstretch' photo (c) 2009, Nancy Nally - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Although only in their infant stages of planning, sketches can be seen here.

Track President Joie Chitwood said he hopes to have all plans submitted to the ISC for approval by the end of 2013 and that upgrades could begin as early as 2014.

“We started over a year ago thinking where we could go with it,” Chitwood said. “We had to start with getting approval from the city and county officials, and now we’ve got a first chance to unveil some of the creative vision we’ve seen taking hold. The new look has a very modern feel. When you look at other stadiums being built in the United States, that’s what you see."

The track opened in 1959 and over the past 54 years is one of Motorsports greatest and most popular tracks.

Tags: Daytona International Speedway, International Speedway Corp., joie chitwood, Motorsports

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