The Daytona Speedway and Slots?
Changes, potentially including legalized gambling, may not be idle talk for the future of Daytona Speedway.
The speedway has requested rezoning changes that would allow 2 million square feet of retail space, 1,785 hotel rooms and 1,600 multifamily residential units on its land straddling International Speedway Boulevard, the Daytona Beach News Journal is reporting.
The speedway also would like space for casino gambling if it's legalized in Florida, the News Journal reported.
“Speedway officials stress everything is very preliminary,” the News Journal reported. “They say what they're doing now is building the foundation with necessary zoning changes to develop the track and property north of International Speedway Boulevard owned by its parent company, International Speedway Corp.”
The Volusia County Council is to discuss the request Thursday.