DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – The sound of hammers has replaced the roar of engines inside Daytona International Speedway’s Sprint FANZONE as construction of a second FANDECK is underway.

The second FANDECK is being added atop the Sprint Cup Series garages on the south side of the Sprint FANZONE. Construction on the expansion of the FANDECK will be completed in time for DIRECTV Speedweeks 2008, which kicks off with the 46th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 26-27 and culminates with the 50th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 17.

The new fan deck, which will include a bridge connecting it to the north fan deck, adds an additional 23,500 square feet to the Sprint FANZONE and provides race fans with a view of the south side of the Sprint Cup Series garages.

The Sprint FANZONE was constructed in 2004 during Daytona International Speedway’s multi-million dollar infield renovation and made its debut in 2005.

            Besides the FANDECK, other amenities included in the Sprint FANZONE are the Goodyear Legends of Daytona area, the Budweiser Bistro, the Last Lap merchandise store and the Entertainment and Media Zones.

A Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race access pass for the 50th running of the Daytona 500 is $90 (must already have purchased a race ticket). For the other days during DIRECTV Speedweeks 2008, an advance Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race pass is $25 (must be purchased two weeks before event date).

For tickets to DIRECTV Speedweeks 2008 events, including the 50th running of the Daytona 500, call 1-800-PITSHOP or call