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03/25 2015

DAYTONA BEGINS REMOVING BACKSTRETCH GRANDSTANDS

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The DAYTONA Rising renovation project is expected to be completed in 2016Construction crews began dismantling the backstretch grandstands atDaytona International Speedway on Monday, marking the next phase in the DAYTONA Rising renovation project.

Full removal of backstretch seating is scheduled to be complete later this year, speedway officials said in a news release. The entire $400 million project — which includes a 101,000-seat stadium-style complex on the frontstretch — is scheduled to be done in time for the 2016Daytona 500.
 
The speedway unveiled 40,000 new seats on the west side of the 2.5-mile track, along the short chute to Turn 1, in time for this year’s Speedweeks festivities. The frontstretch press box, which also accommodates race control and luxury suites, is slated to be demolished ahead of the 
Coke Zero 400 there in July.