Packed house expected for Daytona 500

Those with or without ticket welcome to open house

Daytona 500 logo for 2015.
Daytona 500 logo for 2015.

DAYTONA BEACH. Fla. – From A-list celebrities to A-list amenities, Daytona International Speedway is expecting a packed house for the 57th Annual Daytona 500.

"We're going to have great entertainment, great content, NASCAR is going to put on some great shows," said Joie Chitwood III, president of Daytona International Speedway.

Chitwood said he also believes it's the new renovations that's really pumping up sales.

"I think there's only singles and doubles left. I mean, there's literally a handful of tickets for the new sections. It just shows you how much fans want to try out the new amenities," he said.

That's why first-timer Sharon Siaskiewicz is in town for the event.

"Just to see the new section of the track -- the Daytona Rising part. I think it should be kind of exciting," said Siaskiewicz.

Chitwood said people with or without a ticket can enjoy an open house Wednesday, where they can take a look at the latest renovations.

"Check out all the new concourses, restrooms, concession stands, escalators, elevators," said Chitwood.

And buying tickets can get fans a little something extra during the tour.

"We're actually going to have a couple of drivers with us to actually walk through the property," Chitwood said.

Chitwood told Local 6 that between the tour of the venue, the new sections and the races itself, it'll be a very busy and successful event.

"Things are shaping up. I think we could have a really good, full house for the Daytona 500," he said.

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