DAYTONA rising August Project update: Overhaul of utilities kicks off construction process

Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After breaking ground at the beginning of July, Daytona International Speedway’s historic DAYTONA Rising project is off to a fast start.

Here are the construction activities currently underway:

- Demolition of all underground utilities and overhead power lines along the entire frontstretch
- Relocations of fire pump, emergency generators and electrical panels
- Installation of water and storm sanitary lines on the west side
- Installation of electrical ductbank and manholes on the west side
- Demolition of Americrown buildings at Hospitality Village
- Demolition of Commissary Building at the base of the Sprint Tower
- Initial installation of anchors and footings for temporary ticketing gates

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Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Barton Malow is serving as the general contractor for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl.

ROSSETTI, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm for the past 40 years, which headed the design for Ford Field NFL Stadium, University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena and five Major League Soccer Stadiums, is leading the master planning of the DAYTONA Rising site.

Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting

Daytona International Speedway

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Series NASCAR Cup , ALMS , Grand-Am
Drivers Eric Gilbert
Article type Breaking news
Tags alms, daytona, grandam, nascar, nascar-cup