If you thought "injectors" were part of a car's fuel delivery system and nothing more, think again.
The grand vision for capital improvements to Daytona International Speedway includes "injectors," five expanded and redesigned fan entrances leading from International Speedway Boulevard into the 2.5-mile superspeedway.
According to the plan, the injectors will lead to escalators that will transport fans to three different concourse levels and a series of "neighborhoods" (where fans can meet and socialize without missing any racing action) along the one-mile frontstretch. That's just part of the concept, which is subject to approval by senior management of International Speedway Corporation, which owns the track, pending economic stability factors and design and construction costs.
Daytona president Joie Chitwood III presented the vision to reporters Friday morning at the speedway. Other aspects include the replacement of every seat on the frontstretch with more comfortable seating by making them wider and installing seat backs and arm rests, open sightlines from the concourses and their "neighborhoods," as well as the addition of restrooms and concession stands with easier access points. Chitwood said fans will still be able to bring their own coolers to the track.
"We're giving this a professional stadium feel, something that makes people want to pull off the side of the road and take a picture of this,'' Chitwood said. "This is all about the fans. And what we're talking about is massive.''