-- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway's infield will undergo significant renovation this summer, track officials announced Wednesday. In what was called "an exciting, multi-million dollar, multi-faceted" renovation project, the infield will receive a new tunnel, NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch garages and victory lane. It also will include a new Fan Zone, waterfront speciality vehicle parking, scoring trilons and expansion of the existing media center. "Without a doubt, this is one of the most expansive and aggressive projects at Daytona International Speedway," track president Robin Braig said. "Our goal has always been to make `The World Center of Racing' unique and fan friendly." The project is scheduled to begin following the Pepsi 400 on July 3. The infield face-lift includes a new tunnel located in Turn 1, which will be able to accommodate team transport vehicles and guests' speciality vehicles. The new victory lane will feature a "Victory Lane Club" for fans wishing to experience the excitement of the area during postrace revelry. A Fan Zone, located between the new garages, will offer a "Walk of Champions." "The fan experience has always been a priority for International Speedway Corporation (ISC)," ISC President Lesa France Kennedy said. "Our additional fan amenities continue to keep Daytona International Speedway in the forefront of fan-friendly facilities."
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