DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Rising is seven months into construction with two years still left to go.
But the speedway president said things like escalators and new seats will be online by the next Daytona 500, and those are just a few of the changes coming.
"Looks kind of neat. I've never been here before and it looks really impressive," said race fan Greg Garland.
The speedway announced Friday that Kingspan Insulated Panels out of DeLand will produce 80 percent of the sleek new metal that will cover the new speedway's exterior. It's the same company that helped build the Wimbledon stadium.
"We're showcasing an insulated metal panel, which is basically two sheets of steel with a highly
-performing insulated metal core," said Andrea Peters of Kingspan Insulated Panels.
But that won't come until the heavy
-duty steel skeleton is complete.
Next year, fans will notice more than just steel, but changes to their seats. In two years, Daytona Rising will be completed.
"I'd like to come back and see it when it's completed. It looks really, really neat," said Garland.
On top of the physical changes, there will also be some changes to ticket prices.