Daytona International Speedway to be new home for Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

New facility opening here in January 2016

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Motorsports Hall of Fame of America trustee Al Speyer, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood and Motorsports Hall of Fame of Amrerica President Ron Watson announce at a press conference today the relocation of the Detroit-area facility relocation to Daytona International Speedway.

DAYTONA BEACH -- The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is moving its operations and memorabilia in two years from Detroit to Daytona International Speedway.

The move coincides with the scheduled January 2016 completion of Daytona Rising, the Speedway's $400 million front stretch renovation project currently underway.

Plans call for the Hall of Fame's displays featuring cars, images, stories and bronze sculptures of 209 icons of American motorsports to be located in the Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours Building, which was formerly known as the "Daytona 500 Experience."

Vehicles and artifacts representative of the diversity of motorized competition celebrated by the Hall of Fame, including Open Wheel, Stock Cars, Motorcycles, Aviation, Drag Racing, Sports Cars and Powerboats, will be exhibited as a regular part of the tours admission at Daytona International Speedway all year long.

"The partnership between Daytona International Speedway and the Hall of Fame is a match made in racing heaven," said Ron Watson, president of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. "The Hall gets a home within one of America's most famous and best-loved sports venues. Race fans and tourists who come to Daytona will have another great attraction to visit throughout the year."

Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood said that because the Speedway is an iconic racing venue, it makes sense that it would host the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America as it "will complement Daytona Rising and provide another reason for race fans to visit Daytona International Speedway."

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