Floodwaters cleared from Daytona speedway

By: AP
By: AP

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A racing official says all flood
waters have been pumped out of Daytona International Speedway, and
the facility will be ready for the Coke Zero 400 race on the Fourth
of July.

Speedway spokesman Andrew Booth said Tuesday that the speedway
was not damaged.

Several days of rain drenched Daytona Beach and flooded two
parts of the speedway. Water filled a tunnel used by haulers to
enter the track and the apron of a viewing area near a manmade lake
in the infield. None of the water ever was on the track.

Daytona Beach received 21 inches of rain last week, leaving
nearly waist-deep water in several areas.


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