DAYTONA BEACH — Daytona Rising started as a massive renovation of the Daytona International Speedway. It evolved into racing's first stadium that should transform the way fans and the sport view racing.
The project cost $400 million and took two years and seven months to complete, but it went much further than an architect's imagination.
"We finally have our own coliseum," car owner Richard Childress said.
The last of nearly 500,000 bolts was tightened and construction officially was completed on Jan. 27, a day before the opening of practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race, but the real unveiling will come Saturday for the Sprint Unlimited...