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Watch: Daytona Speedway backstretch tower implodes

Explosives bring down final piece of backstretch grandstands at Daytona International Speedway

The 140-foot tall backstretch tower at Daytona International Speedway came crashing down Thursday, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports

The implosion removed the final remaining piece of the historic speedway's backstretch grandstand as part of the ongoing Daytona Rising project. 

Controlled Demolition Inc. of Phoenix, Maryland, performed the implosion, which used 33 pounds of explosive material to bring the metal structure down in seconds. 

The $400 million Daytona Rising project will bring a complete redesign to the racing facility. It's expected to be complete for the 2016 Rolex 24 and the Daytona 500. 

Watch the video above for the implosion. 

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