Daytona International Speedway Facelift
By Chad Corley
Opened in 1959 and arguable the most iconic motorsports facility in the U.S., the Daytona International Speedway did a $400 million renovation to improve the fan experience during events like NASCAR’s Daytona 500. The upgrades included the addition of social areas called “neighborhoods” along the mile-long front stretch, and 101,500 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats. In addition, the Speedway now has 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.
B&M Masonry used more than two million pounds of QUIKRETE® Mason Mix Type S Mortar in multiple colors and nearly 130,000 pounds of QUIKRETE® Core-Fill Grout Coarse to lay block and brick on the project, which featured four silos to help manage material and labor costs.
QUIKRETE® Mortar is a high strength commercial grade dry pre-blended mixture of sand and cements specially selected for masonry applications. It meets N, S, M requirements as specified in ASTM C 270 and pigments may be added to match any existing or new construction. Available in 3000 lb bulk bags and 80 lb paper bags.
QUIKRETE® Core-Fill Grout Coarse is a properly proportioned mixture of Portland cement, graded sand, and other ingredients designed to provide a flowable grout requiring only the addition of water. It’s available in coarse or fine versions. Available in 3000 lb bulk bags and 80 lb paper bags.
About the Author
Chad Corley is the Director of Public Relations at QUIKRETE.