Can't stand to think of losing the ability to watch NASCAR after you pass away? Fear not. If a bill passes in the Florida House and Senate, you may be able to make Daytona International Speedway and Homestead Miami Speedway your final resting place.
Just don't expect to rest in peace on race weekends.
Legislation making its way through the Florida House and Senate would allow construction of an on-site columbarium -- a building or structure that houses urns -- at both Daytona International Speedway and Homestead Miami Speedway.
International Speedway Corp. spokesman Lenny Santiago said many NASCAR fans have inquired over the years about having their ashes laid to rest at Daytona International Speedway.
"We have a lot of fans that are very, very loyal to NASCAR races and to Daytona in general," Santiago said. "This opens that door, this bill, and we're hopeful that this will get passed."
If passed, the bill could become a law on July 1. However, the University of Florida, which supported the university columbarium law in 2009, hasn't built its columbarium or determined a pricing structure for potential spaces yet, so if it's allowed, don't expect Daytona and Homestead to have columbariums for their 2012 race weekends.
Would you want your ashes stored at a racetrack? And if so, would you want your urn painted in the colors of your favorite driver? Drop us a line in the comments.
(Thanks to Dustin Long for the heads up)
- Daytona International Speedway
- Homestead Miami Speedway