Richard Childress Racing
Ryan Newman&Martin Truex Jr. Visit DAYTONA
February 28, 2014
During Speedweeks, DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation project, had a couple of special visitors take hard-hat tours.
Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet, visited the construction on Friday, Feb. 21.
On the morning of the 56th annual DAYTONA 500, the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, who performed the flyover later in the day, toured the massive project with Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III.
DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.