Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, Florida

Complete Signage Upgrade

CHALLENGE: The Daytona International Speedway is recognized worldwide as the staging grounds of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR, which marks the beginning of every season. The track was constructed in 1959 and has been in use ever since. Before the 2016 NASCAR Daytona 500, the structure underwent a full signage upgrade, meaning signage across the complex needed to be removed and replaced for new, more relevant examples. Because of this, signage needed to be installed on the existing steel components in a way that eliminated the need for field welding. Considering the signage is meant to draw the attention of patrons at the event, it needed to be mounted in a way that didn’t damage the steel I-beams supporting it, which would’ve looked unsightly. This meant welding was out of the question.

SOLUTION: LNA’s design team specifically chose the Type BY (High Friction) BeamClamps to attach the signage in a damage-free, aesthetically pleasing way. Using BeamClamps to attach the signage didn’t just look nicer than welding, it provided a safe and cost-effective alternative that still provided the high load capacity necessary to perform the work adequately. To help make the signage upgrade a more seamless job, LNA Solutions provided custom assembly detail drawings for all the necessary connection points. This signage is typically replaced every few years, something using BeamClamps can also facilitate in the future, making the signage much easier to remove and reinstall than other methods.

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Beamclamp® High Friction Components (Type BY + BYP)

  • Hot Dip Galvanized to BS EN ISO 1461
  • Manufactured from Ductile Iron to BS EN 1563
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