Detroit, MI, United States (4E Sports) – The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announced that it will transfer its operations and collection of historic racing machines and memorabilia from the Detroit area to Daytona International Speedway by January 2016.
The move coincides with the scheduled January 2016 completion of DAYTONA Rising, the speedway’s $400 million frontstretch renovation project that is currently underway.
“The partnership between Daytona International Speedway and the Hall of Fame is a match made in racing heaven,” said Ron Watson, president of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
“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,” he added.
The Hall of Fame’s displays, featuring cars, images, stories and bronze sculptures of 209 icons of American motorsports, will be located in the Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours Building, which was formerly known 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,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said.
“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 Daytona International Speedway,” he added.