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Old 02-14-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
Seminole
 
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
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Good God a 10min patch job is taking an hr: Daytona 500
We've had almost as much rain in Florida as everyone else is getting snow. The blacktop held the water in the 'hill' that is the embankment, but given a way out, the water is starting to seep and preventing the patch from curing.

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Was shoock that they said the place hasn't been repaved since 1978.
Bunch of cheap skates there if you ask me.
The cost is ~$20 million dollars, and cost isn't the only issue. Not everyone wants to see it repaved:
Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards said making the tracks smoother takes away some of racing's fun.
"The rougher the better," Edwards said. "When you're out there sliding around and moving, it makes it harder. If the track is like Talladega ... it wouldn't be nearly as fun. I think repaving Darlington was the most frustrating thing they've done."

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Nascar should demand a new track surface every 5-10 years or lose the race.
umm, the people who own NASCAR own Daytona and several other tracks. I doubt they intend to take the signature race of the series away from themselves...
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