DAYTONA BEACH -- The Daytona Beach Plannng Board meets 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave. For updates on agenda items, please call the City Clerk's Office at 386-671-8023.

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Florida Highway Patrol US 92 closed map locator / Headline SurferDespite Sunday's thunderstorms, fire remains an issue on US 92, as shown in this locator map.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Firefighters contained three small spot-over fires from the Mile Marker 128 on Sunday afternoon, but  a stretch of U.S. 92, from Kepler to Indian Lake roads, remains closed.

"Troopers will monitor the highway to determine when it is safe to reopen it.," Volusia County spokeswoman Pat Kuehn said. "Residents and drivers can expect smoky conditions along West International Speedway Boulevard this morning."

The spot-overs were caused by an increase in winds and decrease in humidity in the mid-afternoon.

The fire, now estimated at 225 acres, continues to smolder and produce significant smoke, Kuehn said.  

DAYTONA BEACH -- I went to Tallahassee last week to testify before a State Senate committee on behalf of Bill 1394 which would provide certain tax advantages and abatements to the Daytona International Speedway after the Speedway invests $250 million of its own money in expansions and improvements. Next week I plan to do the same before a committee of the State Legislature.

Breaking News: Massive expansion and modernization of Daytona International Speedway proposed

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Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood / Headline SurferDaytona International Speedway future / Headline SurferThe proposed future of Daytona International Speedway is unveiled at a Friday morning press conference, 48 hours before the Daytona 500.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood this morning conducted the first in-depth, virtual “walk through” of what the World Center of Racing would look like as part of a proposed $250 million massive redevelopment project.

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