What a blast: Daytona demolishes backstretch tower

Another part of iconic Daytona International Speedway is falling as part of the $400 million Daytona Rising renovation project.

On Monday, the 140-foot tower on the track’s backstretch was blasted with explosives. Here’s another view of the demolition from Daytona International Speedway’s Twitter account. 

Thirty-three pounds of copper-sheathed, linear-shaped charge explosives were used to bring down the steel tower. 

Here are some pictures from the event.