Daytona International Speedway
A big name star is going to rock the Daytona 500 crowd before the big race.
The state is now in the driver’s seat to review Daytona International Speedway’s application for a $90 million boost to renovate their racetrack.
The Miami Dolphins are the first of four to have their application reviewed by the state for a $90 million boost for the $350 million in renovations at Sun Life Stadium.
Daytona International Speedway and the Miami Dolphins, both unsuccessful in getting money out of Florida lawmakers in recent years, were the first to sign up for the state’s new stadium-funding process.
Aric Almirola grew up two hours from Daytona International Speedway, attended countless races as a kid and even “dreamed about what it would be like to have a chance to race at the highest level at this racetrack.”
Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty’s famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999.
Steady rain forced NASCAR to postpone the Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.
New Florida stadiums, those needing an upgrade, or those that haven’t even been built yet may get taxpayer help under a new bill signed by Governor Rick Scott on Friday.
Requests for the state to approve money for professional sports stadiums will have to go through a new ranking process, potentially reducing the lobbying of lawmakers for the cash, under a bill now headed to Gov. Rick Scott.
A new door could open for sports entities looking to build a stadium or upgrade current facilities in Florida.