NASCAR: Daytona International Speedway Damaged By Hurricane Matthew

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Hurricane Matthew caused some damage to the Daytona Beach area on Thursday, including at Daytona Int'l Speedway.

Hurricane Matthew caused some damage to the Daytona Beach area on Thursday, including at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Int’l Speedway has experienced some damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

Track officials released a statement late Friday confirming damage to several lights, speakers, signage, fences, gates, awnings and palm trees.

“Daytona Int’l Speedway experienced moderate damage from Hurricane Matthew with impacts to lights, speakers, signage, fences, gates, awnings and palm trees. Daytona Int’l Speedway Ticket Office and Tours and the Richard Petty Driving Experience will be closed on Saturday and Sunday for facility cleanup. We will provide more updates through the weekend.”

“Pictures of a past weather event at Daytona Int’l Speedway have been circulating on social media during the storm. Those pictures are from a weather event in 2009. There was no flood damage to the facility from Hurricane Matthew.”

“We are working with local, regional and state officials on recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew. Daytona Int’l Speedway is once again serving as a staging site for Florida Power & Light crews. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been impacted by this weather system.”

CREDIT: Daytona Int’l Speedway

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