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FYI WIRZ: Daytona Rising Is a Radiant Stadium, Not Beach Sunshine

Sunrises on Daytona Beach can be a spectacular array of colors and clouds day after day, but that’s not the realm of Daytona Rising, a name chosen by Daytona International Speedway for its $400 million stadium reconstruction. It’s re-imagining, really, as it will incorporate extensive changes that motorsports fans have never known at racing events. It’s expensive and extensive, even colossal, but that has been the DIS vision from the very beginning. When William “Bill” France Sr. and believers built DIS in 1959, they dreamed big and plowed high. The banking at the 2.5-mile tri-oval track was intended to be steep so that speeds could be higher and fans could get a better view of the cars in action. Builders stac...

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