The sinkhole couldn't have come at a worse time, as the museum prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary and open a 184-acre Motorsports Park in August. Some 5,000 people are already pre-registered to attend the park's grand opening.
Sinkholes at the Motorsports Park aren't really a concern, Frassinelli said. Several holes were found during construction and were made harmless, she said, but Florida sinkholes are infamous for gobbling up homes in the state.
"We want to move forward as soon as possible," she said. "We want to start repairs and recovery."