Daytona International Speedway Will Undergo Changes

By Christy Valdez
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Within the last few seasons, there have been some changes within the NASCAR circuit. There have been new repaves and new additions to some racetracks, but one historic track is getting ready for a new make over.

Daytona International Speedway released a statement on Tuesday revealing that the track will begin to work on some changes within the racetrack as well as some new additions for race fans. Work is expected to begin at Daytona following the July race weekend after the Coke Zero 400.

With the new upgrades and redevelopment, Daytona will begin to work on the frontstretch seating by expanding and creating bigger seats. Also within the development, plans of five expanded and redesigned fan entrances, 11 neighborhoods each about the size of a football field. The new neighborhoods will be new areas where fans can socialize during the race events. The central neighborhood will be known as the “World Center of Racing” and will feature several attractions surrounding all the years of racing at Daytona.

Daytona is expecting to add more restrooms and concessions to the track to accommodate fans.

Redevelopment at Daytona is expected to be finished in 2016 and at an estimated cost of $375 to $400 million. Seating at the racetrack is expected to be between 101,000 to 125,000 fans.

Any work done to the racetracks during the time of any NASCAR event, Budweiser Speedweeks, Daytona Supercross by Honda or The Rolex 24 hours at Daytona are not expected to be affected and will go on as scheduled.

The new plans at Daytona aren’t expected to change any style of racing on the racetrack, but the new changes should be beneficial for the fans as it will allow them to express a lot more at Daytona. If it’s to accommodate fans with better seating and with a better experience at the track, then it’s a good idea to give fans more for their money’s worth. Every racetrack has been doing what they can to make fans’ experiences at the track better, so why not have Daytona make updates as well, especially since its one of the most historic tracks on the schedule.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy

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