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Daytona Rising Project to include relocation of Motorsports Hall of Fame by 2016

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Daytona is aiming to become the “Motorsports Capital of America, with a $400 million renovation of its Speedway already underway, and the relocation of the Hall of Fame collection of cars and other memorabilia from a variety of organizations from its present home in Novi, MI.

"The partnership between Daytona International Speedway and the Hall of Fame is a match made in racing heaven," President of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Ron Watson said in a news release. "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."

The collection for the Hall of Fame includes displays featuring cars, images, stories and bronze sculptures of 209 racing giants including Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Allison, Buck Baker, Junior Johnson and, Bill France, as well as open-wheel racing, stock cars, motorcycles, drag racing, planes and power boats memorabilia. The exhibits will be located in Daytona's Ticket and Tours Building, previously designated as “the Daytona 500 Experience.”

"Daytona International Speedway is an iconic racing venue and will be a fitting home to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America," added Joie Chitwood III, president of Daytona Speedway. "Having the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America right here in Daytona will complement Daytona Rising and provide another reason for race fans to visit the track."

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