Daytona International Speedway Hit by Hurricane Matthew – Speedway Closed
Daytona International Speedway hit by Hurricane Matthew, as expected. All activities scheduled at the speedway for today have been canceled. Expected as 100mph winds have hit Daytona Beach and there’s sharks swimming in the streets.
View photos and videos of storm damage at and near the speedway below.
The speedway has taken to their Facebook page to update motor racing fans on damage sustained to the speedway. They posted the following update a few minutes ago:
“Daytona International Speedway experienced moderate damage from Hurricane Matthew with impacts to lights, speakers, signage, fences, gates, awnings and palm trees. Daytona International 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 International 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 International 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.”
Daytona Beach & Daytona International Speedway Storm Damage Photos
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2009 Photo In Circulation
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Quotes: Daytona International Speedway Facebook